Misconduct settlements have cost the city $800 million since 2004, a new report found. Should taxpayers be on the hook?
Also, the mother of police shooting victim Quintonio LeGrier is waiting for answers.
Sharon Fairley spoke with the Invisible Institute’s Jamie Kalven—and a room of Chicagoans sick of waiting for police reform.
Also, state rep Christian Mitchell proposes legislation to eliminate money bond in Illinois courts.
But it was also the year many citizens became convinced that reform is impossible.
Also, a new documentary tells the stories of two women killed by Chicago police.
Also, Garry McCarthy rumored to be under consideration for police chief job in London, and cop who shot unarmed teen and bystander in December sues teen’s estate.
Also, a group of witches hope to end Logan Square gentrification, and a local architect is tapped to design Washington D.C.’s World War I memorial.
The mother of five and the distraught teenager were shot and killed by police officer Robert Rialmo, according to a Reader analysis of internal police records and publicly available scanner audio.
It was a symbolic seat for victims of gun violence. So why did the president all but ignore that issue in his speech?
Looking to blame someone or something for the failures of his reign, Mayor Rahm discovers “mental health crises” four years after he closed mental health clinics in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods.
For blacks with mental illness, the odds of coming away unscathed from an encounter with police are stacked overwhelmingly against them.