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  • Police-involved shootings down sharply in Chicago so far this year

    Police-involved shootings down sharply in Chicago so far this year
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy credited better training and supervision as well as restraint by officers Wednesday for police-involved shootings plummeting so far this year. Through Tuesday, officers fired their weapons at people on 10...
  • Chicago police commander faces trial on excessive force charge

     Chicago police commander faces trial on excessive force charge
    A Chicago police commander whose aggressive tactics won him street cred with rank-and-file officers and community leaders is set to go on trial next month on charges he crossed the line by shoving the barrel of his service weapon down a man's throat and...
  • Emanuel won't say if he backs top cop's views on fatal shooting by officer

    Emanuel won't say if he backs top cop's views on fatal shooting by officer
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday declined to say whether he agreed with Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's assertion that an off-duty detective should not have faced criminal charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of a woman. The mayor also did not...
  • Beyond Baltimore: Summer in the cities

    Beyond Baltimore: Summer in the cities
    We tell ourselves that these cities are strong, and measured by their capability and promise, they are. But they aren't secure fortresses behind walls. The openness and human density that grace them with allure and opportunity also leave them vulnerable...
  • Sisters in cancer fight named honorary Chicago police officers

    Sisters in cancer fight named honorary Chicago police officers
    Citing their bravery, loyalty and strength, Supt. Garry McCarthy welcomed Emily and Olivia Beazley to the Chicago Police Department as honorary junior officers. "Ever since April of 2011 Emily has been fighting cancer and she's done it with such grace...
  • Chicago police plan to host neighborhood meetings

    Chicago police plan to host neighborhood meetings
    Hours after images of burned buildings and rioting in Baltimore dominated national news broadcasts, Chicago police announced they will be hosting a round of neighborhood meetings to discuss trust and communications with residents. In a Tuesday news...
  • Girl fighting cancer, sister to become honorary Chicago police officers

    Girl fighting cancer, sister to become honorary Chicago police officers
    The Chicago police will have two new young recruits Tuesday. Twelve-year-old Emily Beazley, who is battling cancer, and her younger sister, Olivia, will be named honorary officers during a ceremony at police headquarters Tuesday. Police Superintendent...
  • Top cop: Charges against officer a 'safety hazard'

    Top cop: Charges against officer a 'safety hazard'
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday he was concerned that the criminal charges against an off-duty detective involved in a fatal shooting in 2012 might cause other officers to hesitate before opening fire when they feel their lives...
  • Chicago sued over Police Department's alleged stop-and-frisk practices

    Chicago sued over Police Department's alleged stop-and-frisk practices
    The Chicago Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy has routinely violated the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The suit was filed on...
  • Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns

    Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns
    Under pressure from police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to reduce violence, Chicago police are increasingly writing up "contact cards" -- the form they fill out when making street stops -- raising concerns of civil libertarians that the number of...
  • Lawyers wary of claim about Chicago police 'black site,' say abuse citywide

     Lawyers wary of claim about Chicago police 'black site,' say abuse citywide
    Allegations that the Chicago Police Department abuses the rights of people that police detain for questioning have been a central element of the notorious police misconduct issues in this city for decades. From the torture carried out by former Cmdr....