A Chicago watchdog group that investigated the 2015 police shooting deaths of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones have ruled the slayings "unjustified."

A Cook County Illinois judge failed to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Flint Farmer, who was shot in 2011 by ex-Chicago cop Gildardo Sierra.

A new indictment unsealed Thursday added 16 counts of aggravated battery to the case against Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Cook County Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. ordered the release of Chicago officer Lowell Houser after the cop was charged with murder in an off-duty fatal shooting. The move comes at the same time that prosecutors alleged that the officer brandished a gun and threatened the victim weeks before the deadly incident.

Newly released videos and 911 calls reveal the panic and chaos that erupted during a public altercation that led to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting Joshua Beal in November 2016.