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, reports the Chicago Tribune. Police issued a statement with scant details, but, according to a Tribune source, the victims were 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones. The victims were […]
The Chicago officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson last year has dropped calls for the court to levy sanctions, or penalties, against the the victim’s mother, who allegedly made threats towards him on social media, CBS Chicago reports.
More details from the night Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer are beginning to emerge. On Thursday audio was released of an officer’s radio call requesting a Taser to restrain the 17-year-old. The audio comes after a firestorm of controversy erupted after a judge ordered the release of video that shows the fatal […]
Five people were arrested on various charges, including trespassing, disorderly conduct and an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant, said Denis Otterness, deputy chief of the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, according to CNN.
The result of this cross-section of crime and meteorological data equated to an “estimated 2.2 percent higher prevalence of violent crime when a neighborhood is on ‘the downwind side'” of major roads and/or expressways.
Chicago enters the weekend with at least 14 people wounded in several shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. Six of the shootings happened in a two-hour period during the early hours of Saturday morning, The Chicago Tribune reports. Four of the shootings were reportedly drive-by shootings while others stemmed from robberies and fights. The […]
An organization for abused women is fighting for the release of a pregnant Chicago mother currently facing jail time for killing her abusive boyfriend.
Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.
A grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment on six murder charges and one count of official misconduct against a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Cmdr. Glenn Evans, 53, was cleared of all charges stemming from the 2013 incident involving Rickey Williams, even in the face of the prosecution’s most compelling evidence — Williams’ DNA on the officer’s firearm