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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.


Amid Surge In Carjackings, Top Cop To Send In More Detectives

After a year in which carjackings rose 135 percent, the first 20 days of 2021 saw 144 carjackings — setting a pace that would smash last year’s record total.


Men Charged In Murder Of 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks, 7-Year-Old Natalia Wallace: ‘Take A Leap Of Faith’ And Come Forward, Police Say

Darrell Johnson, 39, faces a felony murder charge in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks last Friday. A third man was also charged in the West Side slaying of a 7-year-old girl.

Near North Side, River North

Shootings, Murders Skyrocketed In June Due To ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Coronavirus And Disinvestment, Officials Say

"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."


Killings Of 2 Young Children Should Outrage All Chicagoans, Top Cop Says

"We are all part of this city; we all see its beauty, and we can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence here. I am pleading: Please help us bring these murderers to justice."

Englewood, Chatham

After More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago, Top Cop Says Felons Need To Stay In Prison Longer

"Children in Chicago should not have to worry about walking just blocks from home to buy candy, candy, and never returning," Supt. David Brown said.


Chicago’s New Top Cop Rejects Code Of Silence, Says Good Officers Should Hold Bad Cops Accountable

"I reject the view that you can't support cops and hold them accountable," Police Supt. David Brown said. "God help us if we can't find the courage to publicly condemn police misconduct and excessive force."


Tuesday Was Quieter With Fewer Arrests, Looting Reports, Top Cop Says

Still, 274 people were arrested Tuesday night, said Supt. David Brown.


Stop Sharing Unchecked Rumors On Social Media, Chicago’s Top Cop And Black Organizers Urge: Memes Are ‘Inciting Racialized Violence’

"We need your help with rumors on social media that fuel some of the divisiveness in our city," Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said. "This is fueling more and more anxiety, more and more anger."


LIVE UPDATES: CTA Shutting Down Monday Night, Advocates Call On City Leaders To Crack Down On Police Brutality

Block Club reporters are following what’s happening in neighborhoods all around the city.


David Brown Sworn In As Chicago’s New Police Superintendent

Brown previously served as police chief in Dallas.


Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown Picked As Next Chicago Police Superintendent

Brown, a Dallas native, was chief of the department during the 2016 shooting that killed five officers.