Grand jury to look into possible cover-up by Chicago police in Laquan McDonald shooting
(9/12) A grand jury will be impaneled to investigate a possible cover-up by Chicago police in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald at the request of a special prosecutor appointed in July to investigate the matter. Patricia Brown Holmes, the special prosecutor, said Monday she has enough evidence to...Lawsuit accuses Chicago cop of beating mentally disabled teen
(9/12) A veteran Chicago police officer has been accused in a federal lawsuit of beating a mentally disabled teen while off duty last year, sticking his gun in the young man's mouth and filing a false police report to cover it up. Both the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police...
4 officers hospitalized after Englewood crash
(9/11)Four Chicago police officers were hospitalized after a crash late Saturday in Englewood, police said. Just after 11:35 p.m., two squad cars crashed while attempting to curb a vehicle in the 5800 block of South Ashland Avenue. The officers were taken to area hospitals with injuries that police described...Police open fire after witnessing fatal Humboldt Park shooting; 1 wounded
(9/10) It's uncommon for police officers to witness a killing, but Friday night, Chicago police say, gang unit officers watched a fatal shooting unfold on the streets of Humboldt Park. Before it was over, officers intervened and fired shots. A second person was injured by gunfire, possibly from police,...Police chase death, wrongful conviction, cop overtime suits may cost city $2.7M
(9/9) Chicago taxpayers likely are on the hook for another $2.7 million in lawsuit costs after the City Council Finance Committee on Friday recommended paying out the cash to settle three cases. The largest — $1.375 million — would go to the estate of Eugene Ratliff, who was hit by...Embattled Chicago cop: 'These are families, and I'm here to protect them'
(9/9) With his reputation on the line, embattled former Chicago police Cmdr. Glenn Evans took his case to the public Thursday, saying he can no longer stand by quietly as others "malign" him. Surrounded by supporters at a South Side church, Evans defended a reputation he says was marred by criminal charges...
As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
(9/9) The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...One Chicago cop charged, another cleared in alleged brutality cases caught on video
(9/8) Chicago police were breaking up a loud West Side block party in July 2014 when cellphone video captured Officer Brett Kahn walking up to a partygoer and slamming him in the head while holding a collapsible metal baton. One year later, in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood...Chicago cop charged with striking man in face with baton at 2014 block party
(9/8) Cook County prosecutors have brought felony charges against a Chicago police officer more than two years after he was captured on video striking a man with his service baton at a West Side block party. Brett Kahn, 31, an officer since August 2012, turned himself in Thursday morning to an investigator...No charges against Chicago police in death of handcuffed suspect
(9/8) Cook County prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges against Chicago police officers in the 2015 death of a handcuffed man during an arrest caught on police dashboard camera video. In making the announcement, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said prosecutors would not be able "to prove...Cases pushed back for cop accused of driving drunk in hit-and-run crash
(9/8) Both the discipline and criminal cases for a Lake County Sheriff's Department lieutenant charged with driving drunk after working security at the Gary Air Show this summer have been pushed until next month. Guy Mikulich was back in Lake County Superior Court Thursday morning, dressed in a suit,...Third of police shootings started with foot chases, Tribune analysis finds
(9/7) Smith, a 45-year-old ex-Marine with a history of mental problems, walked away briskly, ignoring the officer's order to stop. In seconds, the chase was on...