During the original broadcast, Eight Forty-Eight said that police have been involved in more shootings over the last six months than in all of 2010. Police dispute that number but could not immediately provide the number of times officers shot at citizens in 2010 or 2011.
Crime rates dropped across the U.S. for more than a decade and continue to do so--Chicago’s part of the trend according to information released by the Chicago Police Department. But it may not feel that way given the steady stream of news headlines on violence. So are the numbers right?
As the temperatures rise, so does crime--it's a somewhat predictable summer story. Mayor Emanuel responded by putting more cops on the streets; the move is supported by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy but it may not be the answer for all Chicagoans.
Chicago city officials say more police officers will be redeployed to the streets as part of a safety improvement effort.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy say 92 officers will be shifted from administrative positions, including f
The Chicago Transit Authority is doubling its number of security cameras and work with police to start special plainclothes patrols. CTA president Forrest Claypool announced the increased security efforts Monday.
Authorities say they've seized 3,000 pounds of marijuana in two homes on Chicago's North Side and arrested four suspected members of a major drug ring.In a news release on Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department says its detectives and agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency found about 1,000 pound
The Chicago police has moved 70 officers to patrol duty who were on special assignments, and the department said Friday it will tell 400 others to start wearing the uniform and help respond to calls.Interim Superintendent Terry Hillard said he wants more officers in uniform to boost police visibilit