An analysis of public data on Chicago cops finds that their misconduct, often portrayed as a matter of “bad apples,” is a group phenomenon.
The lawsuit alleges Google’s face grouping tool violates the state’s biometric privacy law.
Police have blamed young people seeking joyrides for the uptick, but a researcher points to perpetrators with economic motivations.
Jurors convicted Alex Banta for violating the civil rights of an inmate brutally beaten in 2018, but could not reach a verdict against a superior.
The funds, part of the federal government’s response to the pandemic, were budgeted for anti-violence efforts, but have not yet been spent.
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The number of vacated convictions tied to former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts is now 213.
Automated license plate readers in Chicago log 200 million license plates a year, giving police a detailed pattern about drivers’ daily habits.
Legal recreational cannabis was supposed to generate tax revenue and create opportunities for entrepreneurs. How has that worked out?
A personnel hemorrhage since late 2020 has cut the size of Chicago’s Law Department by a quarter, a WBEZ analysis of city data finds.