The family of Philip Coleman, a man who died in the hands of Chicago police in December 2012, has received an undisclosed settlement for his death.
Before Chicago officers fatally shot unarmed Quintonio LeGrier last month, the 19-year-old dialed 911 pleading for police assistance, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
April Goggans stood silently holding a sign that read, "16 shots and a cover up #LaquanMcDonald #ResignRahm," according to CNN.
After backlash against police-involved shootings, Chicago officers are making dramatically fewer investigative stops and confiscating fewer guns as murders and shootings have increased so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's statement may seem like a dig, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel would likely be protected from the recall even if the bill passed the governor's desk.
Jordan Marsh, senior corporation counsel for the city, resigned after a judge ordered a new case in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The emails show that the mayor's staff was “scrambling” on how to deal with and react to the shooting, especially when the media and community activists began ringing the alarm.
Emanuel and Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante on Wednesday are slated to announce a "'de-escalation' approach to handling potential conflicts and standoffs, including making sure every 'operational' on-duty officer is equipped with a Taser."
Jason Van Dyke's lawyer entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday before a Cook County trial judge.
Arguing that Quintonio LeGrier, 19, was unarmed when Chicago police shot and killed him over the weekend, his father on Monday filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, reports DNAinfo Chicago.
More details from the night Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer are beginning to emerge. On Thursday audio was released of an officer’s radio call requesting a Taser to restrain the 17-year-old. In the latest release, The Huffington Post said the audio was turned over to Politico and NBC Chicago after Freedom Of Information Act […]
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