CPD officer Frederick Collins has more than 40 misconduct complaints. Now, he’s running for mayor.
Activists say the pair’s public conversation about “trust and distrust” shows the problems with assuming marginalized people have progressive values.
The findings of the Police Accountability Task Force are depressingly familiar.
Chicago has a systemic problem that won’t be solved with the charging of a single officer.
After a drive-by shooting on North Ashland in 2011, an off-duty officer shot 16 times at the wrong car, according to the Independent Police Review Authority.
Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been struck by bullets fired by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. In the 208 cases closed over the last two years, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified. Should we be reassured?
A former investigator of police misconduct tackles the questions she never asked.
At a community meeting in Uptown this week, citizens question whether Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is truly independent.
Mayor Daley keeps getting what he wants, but he’s still annoyed.
Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Phil Cline promoted him.
The prosecutors who sent police torture victims to prison are now the judges who keep them there.
They seem to have decided that if they couldn’t indict, they shouldn’t bother to accuse.