Chicago police authorities have doubts about the officer's version of the incident. They've taken away his gun and badge as an investigation goes forward.
Many are outraged that an officer under investigation for fatal shootings was returned to street duty. Officials claim it was a mistake.
The ex-Chicago police detective who shot and killed 22-year-old innocent bystander Rekia Boyd, is seeking to collect disability pay from the city because he says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 2012 shooting. Dante Servin, 48, could collect as much as $78,000 or 75 percent of his former $104,000 salary until his police pension kicks in.
Activists and family members continue to call for justice in the Laquan McDonald case, and joined together on the anniversary of the 17-year-old’s death by Chicago police two years ago. According to the Chicago Reporter, more than 100 gathered on Thursday for an evening vigil outside the Chicago Police Department with renewed calls to terminate all […]
A 41-year-old White Chicago police officer was indicted last week on two counts of violating the federal civil rights of six Black teens in a stolen vehicle after he allegedly used unreasonable force during a 2013 traffic stop, writes The Huffington Post. The indictment of officer Marco Proano, who was captured on a squad car’s dashcam, was handed down Thursday. The […]
Data analysis found the vast majority of those shot by Chicago police are Black males. In most cases, the officers claimed they feared for their lives.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked for a probe into the two officers shown in the disturbing video that took place on Chicago's West Side.
Darius Pinex's family and Chicago reached an agreement to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. The first trial led to a probe of the city's Law Department.
The Chicago Police Board was going to hold an evidentiary hearing on misconduct charges against Dante Servin, the cop who shot and killed Rekia Boyd in 2012. But days before the hearing, Servin resigned. With no hearing on the docket, the Police Board must withdraw all charges against the ex-cop. Subsequently, he will get to keep his pension.
Police say Tyshawn's shooting resulted from a bloody conflict involving rival factions of two of Chicago's oldest gangs--the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones.
The Chicago Tribune found a pattern of police officers lying in court with impunity. It appears to be a systemic problem.
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