The ex-Chicago police detective who shot and killed 22-year-old innocent bystander Rekia Boyd, is seeking to collect disability pay from the city because he says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the 2012 shooting. Dante Servin, 48, could collect as much as $78,000 or 75 percent of his former $104,000 salary until his police pension kicks in.
More than 100 gathered on Thursday for an evening vigil outside the Chicago Police Department with renewed calls to terminate all of the officers involved.
A 41-year-old White Chicago police officer was indicted last week on two counts of violating the federal civil rights of six Black teens in a stolen vehicle after he allegedly used unreasonable force during a 2013 traffic stop, writes The Huffington Post. The indictment of officer Marco Proano, who was captured on a squad car’s dashcam, was handed down Thursday. The […]
Chicago police on Friday released body cam footage from the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Paul O’Neal that shows officers firing down a street as the alleged car thief sped away and, moments later, officers handcuffing him as he lay mortally wounded behind a home on the city’s South Side, reports The Chicago Tribune. The footage shows officers firing at least 15 shots […]
A blistering draft report says the Chicago Police Department must face its racist past and change the way it handles excessive force allegations before true reforms can made, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has hired the officer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, sparking outrage among activists and community leaders, according to CNN.
The report notes that police officials last month blamed the unavailability of audio in 80 percent of dash cam videos on officer error and “intentional destruction.”
The emails show that the mayor's staff was “scrambling” on how to deal with and react to the shooting, especially when the media and community activists began ringing the alarm.
Two individuals, identified as a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old-woman, were fatally shot by Chicago police as officers were responding to a domestic dispute early Saturday morning.
Chicago police officers opened fire while on a domestic violence call in the early hours of Saturday morning on the city's West Side, killing two people.