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Despite excessive-force complaints, police commander has support
Aug. 8, 2014
The West Side commander is under a legal cloud for allegedly using excessive force, but some residents of his district say they welcome his aggressive approach to crime.
Report: Embattled cop at top of list for complaints
Aug. 5, 2014
An analysis of excessive-force complaints is raising more questions about a West Side police commander under investigation for allegedly assaulting an arrestee.
CPD leaves commander in post despite DNA test
Jul. 31, 2014
The city’s Independent Police Review Authority has recommended that Harrison District Cmdr. Glenn Evans be stripped of his police powers for allegedly assaulting an arrestee.
Cook County prosecutors shave time off sentences for El Rukn hitmen
Nov. 22, 2013
Prosecutors give El Rukn hitmen a deal to deny certificate of innocence to third El Rukn member.
In Cook County, you can be found not guilty and go back to jail
Sep. 25, 2013
Brian Otero spent nearly two years in Cook County Jail waiting for his burglary trial. The jury found him not guilty, but he didn’t get to leave the courtroom like they do on TV. He was brought back into the Cook County Jail to be processed.
Acid attack victim talks about assault, survival
Sep. 20, 2013
After some teens poured acid on her and beat her with a baseball bat in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Hope Peralta finds the strength to go on.
State lawmakers: Feds needed to curb guns
Aug. 19, 2013
A new gun law requires full background checks on private sales and gun owners’ report on loss or theft within 72 hours.
Attorney: Bias in torture review
Nov. 14, 2012
Attorneys for Burge torture victims say Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has a conflict of interest when it comes to reviewing Burge cases.
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