In an Oct. 25 scuffle, a sergeant claimed that a detainee in a wheelchair tried to break his wrist using handcuffs. Body cam videos don’t back that up.
As Cook County State’s Attorney, Foxx has faced intense scrutiny. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith analyzes her decision to step down.
Cook County’s top prosecutor, part of a national wave of progressives, announced on Tuesday she won’t seek re-election.
After Luis Gonzalez’s arrest, a new housing program helped him move his family to a safe neighborhood. Now he says he doesn’t need a gun.
Public safety experts and youth advocates pitched ideas ranging from paid peacekeepers to improved transportation.
He’s vowed to add 200 detectives, shut off ShotSpotter, expand crisis teams, create trauma centers and beef up domestic violence efforts.
When Lenard Clark was 13, he was brutally beaten by three white teenagers on the city’s South Side for being Black in a white neighborhood.
A big push for increased violence prevention has been growing in Chicago after a 2016 spike in shootings.
For years Chicago Police leaders have restricted media access to the rank and file. That has hurt public understanding and empathy for cops.
Over the last six years, support for community-based violence prevention has swelled in Chicago. It started with a “really shocking and enormous” increase in shootings.