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Top Cop David Brown Resigns After Lightfoot Defeat

The fallout from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s defeat began quickly Wednesday as her hand-picked police superintendent said he would resign his post March 16.


Unclear If Man Killed By Cops Fired At Officers, Oversight Agency Says — Contradicting Top Cop’s Account

Supt. David Brown said the man shot at officers, who shot back, killing him near an Irving Park bar. Police oversight investigators found a gun but said it is not clear if the man fired at officers at all.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Mayoral Candidate Ald. Sophia King Wants To Use Drones For Police Chases

Saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts "public relations before public safety," King vowed to fire Supt. David Brown and make stopping crime her top priority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Family Demands Arrest After 11-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted In Washington Park, But Police Say They Need More Evidence

The girl was attacked walking home from school last week, police said. Police Supt. David Brown said they have identified a person of interest but did not have enough evidence for charges.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Detectives Seek 2 Men Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Man On Red Line Train In Chatham

Diuntel Moon was shot and killed early Saturday on a South Side Red Line train, spurring local leaders and officials to boost protection on the CTA.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Suburban Man Arrested At Englewood Park With Guns, ‘Cache’ Of Ammo, Notes On Mass Shootings Could Face More Charges, Police Say

Alexander Podgorny was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after police responded to a shots fired report and found several weapons, including an AR-15, in his minivan, police said. But more charges might be coming down soon, Supt. David Brown said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Watching Rooftops For Bud Billiken Parade As Part Of ‘Lesson Learned From Highland Park’

The 2022 Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic kicks off 10 a.m. Saturday, running the full parade route for the first time since before the pandemic.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Desk Duty Cops Could Be Put On CTA Trains And Platforms To Stop Crime, Top Cop Says

"The average resident would rather see an officer deployed in the field than at a desk if we can still make it work with administration work," Supt. David Brown said.


Police Oversight Agency Would Be Scrapped, Officers’ Days Off Protected Under Proposed Ordinances Backed By Some Aldermen

The ordinances would also ensure families of officers who die in the line of duty get benefits in a timely manner and require Police Supt. David Brown to notify the City Council in writing anytime he is absent from the city.


Cops In Crisis: After 3 Officers Die Of Suicide In A Month, Colleagues Say They’ve Reached A ‘Breaking Point’

After losing 20 officers to suicide since 2018, police and mental health advocates say the city needs to act now to support officers — and not just with counseling, but actual time off.


Despite Post-Pride Stabbings, Shootings, Lakeview Alderman Says Police ‘Did A Very Good Job’

Local Ald. Tom Tunney, who said last week he was "deeply concerned" about the Chicago Police Department's post-parade plans, said officers responded "amazingly well" to the mayhem.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Ald. Tunney ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Pride Parade Security, Wants More Officers, He Tells Top Cop

Ald. Tom Tunney asked Supt. David Brown for more officers at Sunday's Pride Parade, which he said could be the largest in Chicago history.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Kim Foxx Defends Record On Carjacking Prosecutions At Bronzeville Town Hall

Carjackings in parts of the Near South Side have gone down in 2022, but 3rd Ward residents have raised concerns about if people are being arrested and charged for violent crime.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Adam Toledo Case In Top Cop’s Hands Now

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into the shooting and turned over its report to Supt. David Brown.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Teen Shot Chicago Military Academy Student 10 Times As He Walked Home From School, Prosecutors Say

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the family of the slain teen is "relieved" two people have been charged in the case.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Hate Crime Charges Filed Against Suburban Man In String Of Anti-Semitic Vandalism In West Ridge; Police Investigating More Attacks

At least three synagogues, a high school and local Jewish businesses were spray painted with swastikas or had windows broken.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

NW Side Cops To Crack Down On Illegal Guns, Parties To Combat Spike In Shootings, Officers Tell Frustrated Neighbors

About 200 people packed a Jefferson Park school gymnasium Friday for a safety meeting hosted by Ald. Jim Gardiner. Being constantly afraid of shootings is "not how I want to live" one neighbor said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lightfoot, Foxx Meet Amid Feud Over West Side Shooting — And Cops Agree There Isn’t Enough For Charges, Prosecutors Say

The two officials said they're still collaborating to end violence. "We had a very productive meeting and shared perspectives towards that common goal," Lightfoot's office said.


Chicago Is Scouring The Country For Police Recruits As City Council Demands More Officers Across City

Supt. David Brown said a "pipeline" of 1,000 officers is needed to push enough officers through the police academy to keep up with attrition.


Citing ‘Lawlessness And Violence In River North,’ Downtown Alderman Wants More Cops On Weekends

Ald. Brendan Reilly wrote Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand more police patrols after a viral video showed two men being attacked in his ward.

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