Chicago Police

CPD Gun Pulling Consent Decree Order, Delayed

(ABC) New rules that were set to apply to Chicago police officers starting Monday have been delayed. The rules require officers to radio notify OEMC every time they point a firearm at someone. Their supervisor will then review the incident to ensure CPD policies were followed. Officers are also barred from using a Taser on…

Lightfoot’s First Act, Re-Examine Code of Silence Acquittals of Chicago Cops

(Sun Times Wire) Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday urged her former colleagues at the U.S. Attorney’s office to re-examine code of silence acquittals against three Chicago Police officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated…

Chicago Police Union Turns to Activism, Big Mistake!!!

(Tribune) Hundreds of opposing protesters converged in front of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s downtown office Monday, continuing the fierce and divisive reaction to prosecutors’ decision to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Members of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police rallied outside the Cook County Administration Building, many wearing buttons that…

Off-duty Chicago Cop Dies Days after Crashing on Eisenhower

(Fox) An off-duty Chicago police officer died Thursday morning, over three days after he was injured in a crash on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side. Christopher Alan Morrison, 32, of the Cragin neighborhood, was driving about midnight Monday when his car smashed into a concrete barrier in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 290…

Jason Van Dyke Beaten in Conn. Prison

(ABC) Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald has been beaten in prison, and his wife is demanding answers. Jason’s wife, Tiffany, says that he was assaulted in his cell by more than one person after he was placed in the general population at a federal prison in…

3 Chicago Cops Not Guilty in Laquan McDonald Conspiracy

(Sun Times Wire) Dashboard camera footage of Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at Laquan McDonald went a long way toward convincing a jury last fall that the 2014 shooting was an act of murder. But the same video did not convince a Cook County judge that three of Van Dyke’s fellow officers were part…

Chicago Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo Laid to Rest

(WGN) The second Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty this week was laid to rest Saturday at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel. Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary were struck and killed by a commuter train while pursuing a shooting suspect on the Far South Side on Monday night. A…

Chicago Police Officer Conrad Gary Laid to Rest

(WGN) Thousands gathered on the South Side Friday for a funeral honoring one of two Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this week. Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a commuter train Monday while pursuing a shooting suspect. A man has since been charged in the incident.…

Chicago Police to add 50 Sergeants to oversee Homicide Detectives

(Tribune) Under pressure over the department’s abysmally low rate of solving shootings, Chicago police announced plans Monday to add 50 more sergeants next year to improve its supervision of detectives investigating violent crime. The department also said it will bring in experts from the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to…

Disgraced Former Chicago Police Commander John Burge Dead

(ABC) Jon Burge, a disgraced former Chicago Police Department commander, died at age 70 in Florida, officials said Wednesday. Burge was found guilty on June 28, 2010, of lying about the torture of suspects. He was convicted by a jury on all three charges of federal perjury and obstruction of justice. He did not react…

More Paper Work Means “LESS” Policing for CPD

(FOX) The city of Chicago has agreed in talks on far-reaching police reforms to require officers to file paperwork each time they point a gun at someone, even if they don’t fire, city lawyers told a federal judge Thursday in a lawsuit brought by Illinois’ attorney general. It resolves a last sticking point in a…

1400 Additional Cops hit the Streets this Labor Day

(ABC) Chicago police are trying to crack down on violence this Labor Day holiday weekend by adding 1,400 more officers to the streets. CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke about the plan Friday afternoon in a joint press conference with Illinois State Police, ATF, DEA and FBI. Johnson said additional resources will be deployed all over…

Top Cop Blasts Judges, Prosecutors for Failing to Lock up Repeat Gun Offenders

(Fox) Chicago police say they have three “persons of interest” in custody following the second-bloodiest weekend of the year, with 58 people shot and seven killed. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded Monday by once again accusing judges and prosecutors of failing to lock up repeat offenders. Police nabbing three “persons of interest” in connection with…