Bodycam video was released Tuesday in a Chicago police officer’s fatal shooting of a man armed with a knife at a domestic disturbance, and the victim’s mother is now wondering how an argument between her son and his girlfriend resulted in his death at the hands of the police.


CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation’s third largest city, touting his humility and calling him “a leader who commands respect.” Lightfoot introduced Brown as the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department during a news conference, saying […]


A newly released clip adds context to a tragic death.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January. Cook County Judge Michael […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the “Empire” actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett’s claim he was the victim of […]

A Chicago police officer charged with investigating the police shooting of a mentally disabled, unarmed teen has filed a federal lawsuit saying his superiors retaliated against him after he refused to falsify records about the shooting. In a federal lawsuit file Monday, Sgt. Isaac Lambert, who has been with the Chicago Police Department for 25 […]


The four individuals accused of kidnapping and attacking a special needs teen in Chicago will not receive bond.

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.

Witnesses say they overheard Hampton and the man exchange a few words before he stabbed her multiple times, slitting her neck and torso.

The incident occurred as officers discussed assignments for the presidential security detail during Obama's visit to attend the Chicago Bulls' season opener in October, The Daily Beast writes.

Chicago's Independent Police Review authority, which investigates claims of misconduct and excessive force, released the videos derived from 101 cases.

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A Chicago judge wants Mayor Rahm Emanuel to testify about the police department's code of silence, but attorneys for the city would rather settle than have the embattled mayor take the stand.