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An inspector general report spells out “incompetent” CPD response after cops found the superintendent asleep at the wheel in his SUV.
Atomwaffen was the most extreme white supremacist group, pushing for societal collapse. Today, their ideas are on the streets.
CPD is accepting just five of the more than 150 reforms suggested by a working group to the department’s use of force policies.
Officer Cynthia Donald, who was at the center of the drinking and driving scandal that got Eddie Johnson fired, is now suing the city.
One member of the working group convened by the city said the department’s decision to accept only five recommendations is “ridiculous.”
An Illinois state prosecutor said an extradition hearing is set for Oct. 30.
Police Supt. David Brown told trainees that they’ll encounter officers who should never have been hired or should no longer have a badge.
A slew of arrests in the alleged plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan sends a message to other armed groups agitating for political violence: You are being watched.
Court filing for the Illinois teen defends his arrival in downtown Kenosha with a military-style rifle and his fatal shootings.