A Black family says officers broke down their door and pointed guns at two children, then tried to cover up the lack of evidence to justify the raid.
“It means a tremendous deal to me and others impacted by the former law,” said Timothy Jackson. “We can now breathe a sigh of relief.”
After more than four years without a contract, a tentative agreement has been reached between the city and the police union.
Everyone wants solutions to a rise in Chicago shootings. Here’s what local governments are currently doing — and what they’re spending.
Chicago had three mass shootings in eight hours Wednesday. What can be done to stop the violence?
Crime continues to make headlines, City Council approves civilian oversight of police and Pritzker announces bid for reelection.
A new law prevents statements made by participants in restorative justice programs from being used in court.
The ordinance, passed 36 to 13, is a compromise between two previously competing proposals from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and community activists who’ve been pushing for several different iterations of police oversight for years.
Council members could give final approval Wednesday to a plan that gives publicly-elected representatives a say in police policy and leadership.
The latest filing by 88 people comes after judges began tossing out more than 100 drug convictions in cases involving former-Sgt. Ronald Watts.