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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, West Loop

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.


Protesters Want Cop Fired After Grabbing Black Woman In Lincoln Park: ‘We Want Justice For This Young Woman’

The officer, who has not been identified, was placed on administrative duty by Supt. David Brown pending an investigation of the incident.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Top Cop Blasts Federal Judge, Calling Release Of Alleged Straw Buyer In Slain Officer’s Case An ‘Outrage’

Police Supt. David Brown said releasing alleged straw purchasers sets a dangerous precedent that they are not a danger.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brown Had ‘Substantive’ Talk With Biden On Ending Gun Violence, But Top Cop Provides Few Details

Supt. David Brown did say the White House offered to "increase the capacity" of "any and all resources" it can provide to deal with violent crime.


Top Cop Brown Will Meet With President Biden To Discuss Gun Violence As Shootings Continue In Chicago

Chicago and other major cities have seen such violence soar since the start of the pandemic — with few signs that will change anytime soon.


Aldermen Pounce As Brown, Lightfoot Stand By ‘False Narrative’ Linking Courts To Shootings

At least 90 people were shot in Chicago during the Fourth of July weekend, including two police officers and a 6-year-old girl.


Aldermen Force Special Meeting To Put Top Cop ‘On The Stand’ Over CPD Summer Plans

Nearly half the City Council used a legal maneuver on Wednesday to trigger a special meeting designed to probe Chicago Police Department leaders about their plans to head off summer violence ahead of the July 4 weekend.


Police Know Who Gunned Down Couple After Humboldt Park Car Crash, Chicago’s Top Cop Says

"We're being strategically vague, not because we don't have a strong case, it's because we're trying to catch someone who's listening," Supt. David Brown said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

18-Year-Old Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams At McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said more people are being sought for the murder.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Foot Chase Policy Should Be Changed, Lightfoot Says After 13-Year-Old Boy Killed By Officer

Chases pose a "significant safety issue" to officers, the person being chased and community members — yet police chase people many times every single day, Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lightfoot Backs Police Chief ‘1000%’ After Scathing Watchdog Report Found Cops Botched Response To Summer Unrest

Some Chicagoans said Supt. David Brown should resign over how the Police Department handled unrest this summer, but Lightfoot said the department learned from these "challenges" and he has her full confidence.

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