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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Chicago’s top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he’s retiring after more than three years as the city’s top cop, a post he took over during one of the most …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

In Chicago, Trump calls city an embarrassment to the U.S.

President Donald Trump opened a speech to a conference of police chiefs on Monday by slamming the host city as “embarrassing to us as a nation” under the leadership of …


Prosecutors seek new sentence in Laquan McDonald case

Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review what they consider to be a too lenient sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

White officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of …


United passenger dragged off plane with ‘minimal but necessary force,’ police say

The Chicago Department of Aviation is defending the officers in the infamous United Airlines video, saying they used “minimal but necessary force” when they dragged a passenger off a flight.


Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse

Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice …