Chicago used to be at the vanguard of community policing. But more than two decades after the strategy was launched, CAPS is a shadow of its former self.
The Webb report says the Chicago Tribune didn’t pick up some police files.
Is there a cure for Chicago’s crippling dependence on firearms?
Disease is relative
Garry McCarthy and the aldermen who signed off on his appointment as Chicago police superintendent Monday were eager to send a message to the public: He is not Jody Weis. As 33rd Ward alderman Richard Mell put it: “The difference between you and your predecessor is like night and day.” The aldermen should know. Several […]
Rahm Emanuel smiled. It wasn’t a happy smile. It was the sort of smile I’m guessing we’re going to see a lot from our new mayor—one that seemed to say, I know I’m supposed to appear pleased as punch because the cameras are rolling and I don’t want to look like I’m ready to rip […]
John Conroy, author of this week’s cover story about the videotaped killing of Michael Pleasance by police officer Alvin Weems, narrates the footage on our site and appears on WGN news to discuss it tonight.
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 Tribune covers the world but the Sun-Times knows what to do with a good local story.