Kim Foxx steps into her new position with the Chicago police under a federal probe. She promises to make reforms that will end the sense of hopelessness.
Two important additions were included in the revamped policy; a fleeing suspect must present an "immediate threat," for officers to use deadly force, and if an officer abuses the restriction, fellow officers are held accountable to intervene.
Chicago's police chief said a climate of fear over protests makes cops reluctant to use their gun. That endangers their lives and public safety.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
Toxicology tests also showed that O'Neal had no drugs in his system at the time of death. The coroner's medical autopsy repeats the responding officer's narrative that O'Neal was armed during the chase. Authorities confirmed that O'Neal was not in possession of a gun.
The incident occurred as officers discussed assignments for the presidential security detail during Obama's visit to attend the Chicago Bulls' season opener in October, The Daily Beast writes.
Chicago's Independent Police Review authority, which investigates claims of misconduct and excessive force, released the videos derived from 101 cases.
Dante Servin, who shot unarmed Rekia Boyd, resigned before a hearing Tuesday over whether he should be terminated for the off-duty 2012 incident.
On May 8, a body was discovered at 5400 S. Lake Shore Drive. It took a few days, but the body was identified as that of Monye, Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Officer Nicole Trainor told NewsOne.
Racial slurs heard over the Chicago Police Department’s radio scanner may have come from sources outside the department, DNA Info Chicago reports. The incident occurred Sunday morning when a 911 dispatcher and an officer’s conversation was interrupted by other voices on the line. The dispatcher, who believed she was speaking to a police officer, then heard […]
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped respected law enforcement veteran Charles Ramsey to help direct civil rights reforms in the city's beleaguered police department, according to the Chicago Tribune.