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Cook County prosecutor to try new approach to drug crimes
Apr. 20, 2015
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has introduced an overhaul of her office's drug policies regarding low level marijuana possession.
Indicted police commander suspended from duty 11 times
Sep. 18, 2014
As Cook County prosecutors unveil grand-jury charges, WBEZ learns more about Glenn Evans’ 28 years as a Chicago cop.
Lawsuit: Police commander's alleged battery amounted to 'torture'
Sep. 9, 2014
A South Sider whose brutality complaint led to felony charges against a Chicago police commander takes his allegations to federal court.
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.
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