When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his "best guy" into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.The chief called Cmdr.
Staffers of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority are beginning a week of training led by a controversial psychologist who often testifies in support of officers who have shot civilians, WBEZ has learned.
The Chicago City Council gets back to business today after some time off and the biggest item on its agenda: the 2016 budget. WBEZ Education reporter Becky Vevea stops by with a recap of a meeting last night that saw a unanimous vote for the merger of Ogden International School of Chicago and Jenner Elementary. We’ve also got the back story on Gary, Ind.’s push to ban sagging pants. Plus how Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is handling a case of potential criminal activity by a couple of Chicago police officers.
Video of a police raid on a tanning salon in 2013 shows Chicago police officers engaging in potentially criminal activity. Some of that activity was reviewed by the Independent Police Review Authority but not all.
Dante Servin was acquitted of the fatal shooting of Rekia Boyd in April, but yesterday the Independent Police Review Authority recommended he be fired from the force. We speak with Boyd's brother, Martinez Sutton.