Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson is recommending that seven police officers be fired for filing false reports in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. The city’s inspector general and outside counsel also reviewed reports, along with videos and other evidence, and found that the officers involved violated Rule 14 of the Chicago Police Department’s Rules […]
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
Arguing that her recent election loss could complicate an already complex investigation, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has recused herself from prosecuting the Laquan McDonald case, reports the Chicago Tribune. Alvarez, who released a statement Thursday, said “the interests of justice after she lost the election would best be served by having an independent prosecutor […]
The petition, filed this week in a Cook County Circuit court, seeks to have Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez removed from the case due to her connection with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indiana House Bill 1019, which would conceal access to police video – at the discretion of the police department – has made…
The report notes that police officials last month blamed the unavailability of audio in 80 percent of dash cam videos on officer error and “intentional destruction.”
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.
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.
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.