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."
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. The audio comes after a firestorm of controversy erupted after a judge ordered the release of video that shows the fatal […]
Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.
Rahm Emanuel wants a black officer for the Supt. of the Chicago Police Department position to help him regain trust amongst black residents
A grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment on six murder charges and one count of official misconduct against a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
On the same day that Rahm Emanuel apologized for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a state lawmaker introduced a measure in Springfield, Illinois to recall the beleaguered Chicago mayor, according to ThinkProgress. The reason the bill is necessary is because there is no legal mechanism to recall the mayor–a vestige of the city’s corrupt “political machine […]
Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood before city leaders and issued a heartfelt apology for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald on Wednesday as calls for him to resign intensified.
The investigation will examine police practices used in the October 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald and dive deeper into other police shootings, training and the use of deadly force.
Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke and his fellow officers painted a different narrative of the evening Laquan McDonald was fatally shot, according to the official police report, released Friday evening.
Protesters say the firing of Garry McCarthy does not go far enough to address corruption in the city.