Tyler Spratt had a smile for everyone. He’d spin tales with loved ones, trying to get them to bite, and, when they’d discover the ruse, he’d let out a laugh. Spratt was warm and loving, his obituary notes, particularly with his nephew and younger cousins. He took pride in his job as a chef—the 28-year-old, […]
According to commissioners, Brown claimed the federal consent decree limited their ability to set goals for him as mandated in the ECPS ordinance.
The councils are the first to be elected to police oversight bodies.
Perry Abbasi, an FOP election attorney and candidate in the 25th police district, defended the posts as humorous trolling.
Frank Chapman discusses the history of the movement for community control of the Chicago police.
Hundreds of Chicagoans have been inundated with faulty alerts that summon sheriff’s deputies and carry the threat of jail.
Significant issues remain around police use of involuntary commitments.
CPD officer Frederick Collins has more than 40 misconduct complaints. Now, he’s running for mayor.
Rather than release documents, a ShotSpotter attorney requested the contempt order.
Nearly half of Chicago police employees applied for exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Officer Nicholas Jovanovich knocked out the activist’s tooth and seized her cell phone.
One firefighter apparently used an official city email address to contribute.
Last year, COPA recommended three of the officers involved be fired. They still haven’t been.
Sources familiar with the department say the liaison office has become an understaffed PR ploy.
Reader co-publisher Karen Hawkins, former Reader reporter John Conroy, Aislinn Pulley, co-executive director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center, and Mark Clements, an activist and police torture survivor discussed the role of journalism in uncovering police violence.