Chicago Police Department

During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Alderman Pat Dowell from Chicago's 3rd Ward spoke with Roland Martin about Jackson's selection and Mayor Emanuel bypassing the police board to appoint the veteran police officer as top cop.

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 […]

Thanks to her previous history with the law, a Chicago grandmother faces a minimum of six years in jail for allegedly kicking a police officer during a dispute. https://twitter.com/eSHEIKH_/status/697183108555268096 Tina Hunt could get anywhere from 6 to 30 years in prison following an altercation with Chicago deputy Ivan Beat in November 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. At the […]

A check of maintenance records shows that Chicago police officers routinely sabotaged the audio components of their dash cam video systems. DNAinfo reports that 1,800 police maintenance logs show that officer error and “intentional destruction” were responsible for the lack of audio on 80 percent of dash cam videos before a management crackdown last month. The […]

The officer who shot and killed Black Chicago teen Quintonio LeGrier is planning to file a lawsuit against the estate of LeGrier. Citing emotional stress and assault, the news was delivered via Officer Robert Rialmo’s attorney on Thursday. Chicago outlet WGN spoke with Rialmo’s attorney Joel Brodsky, who confirmed his client’s aims in filing the suit in […]

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.

The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 million payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s.

The video of Ronald Johnson's shooting was released by Alvarez's office during a press conference explaining key details of the video on Monday. The shooting happened eight days before Laquan McDonald was also fatally shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014.

Officials in Chicago have released the dash-cam video footage of Laquan McDonald's shooting death at the hands of city police Officer Jason Van Dyke from October 2014. The video was released a day ahead of the court-ordered deadline and on the same day Van Dyke turned himself in to authorities.

The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation on one of its own after video of a white officer making comments about slain Ferguson teen…

Just how racist is the Chicago Police Department? This photo paints a pretty bleak picture http://t.co/m86FOaOFbUpic.twitter.com/9NHrZ4lHeh — Slate (@Slate) May 27, 2015 A decade-old photograph…

Chicago police routinely violate the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week, reports…