The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will be launching a federal investigation into whether the Chicago police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of discriminatory or unconstitutional policing.
As Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans awaits trial for allegedly putting the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth, WBEZ has new revelations. The city agency that investigates police brutality complaints has recommended that Evans be disciplined for a separate incident.
The mayor's office Thursday morning released a statement seeking to "clarify" Emanuel's comments Wednesday, in which he suggested a federal civil rights pattern-and-practice investigation "in my view, would be misguided."
Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mitchell, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, about the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy a week after a video showed a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.