A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of several panhandlers who allege Chicago police regularly chase them from a high-end stretch of Michigan Avenue.The lawsuit contends panhandling is protected speech under the First Amendment, but police systematically intimidate and threaten to arrest them
The Chicago Police Department says 90 people were arrested before and during the NATO Summit.Police spokeswoman Carolyn Deming also said eight police officers were injured while monitoring demonstrations and keeping protesters away from McCormick Place, site of the conference.Chicago police Superint
Police and protesters have drastically different accounts of how anti-NATO street events in Chicago went over the last week, and on Monday both sides seemed to be taking a final stab at getting their perspective to dominate the lasting narrative.
Lawyers for NATO summit protesters say Chicago police have raided an apartment where activists where staying and arrested nine people.The Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild says officers broke down doors in the building in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood.
A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled a California woman who survived a seven-story fall from a public housing tower can proceed with her lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.Christina Eilman was released from police custody in May 2006 after her arrest on a train platform at Midway