Chicago Police

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…

Chicago Police Misconduct? Settlements Cost Taxpayers $45 million in 2018

(Fox) The Chicago City Council Wednesday approved a settlement of nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed during a police chase, bringing the total amount of settlements approved so far this year for police misconduct to more than $45 million. The city’s law department says Wednesday’s vote by the full council follows…

Chicago Cops Speak about Saving 3-Year-old Girl Shot on South Side

(Sun Times Wire) It wasn’t his 3-year-old girl laid out on a sidewalk, with gunshot wounds to both her legs. But the horrifying scene outside a Back of the Yards church quickly became personal for Chicago police Officer Luis Saldana. “I’m thinking of my own family, my nieces, my nephews, my own children,” Saldana said…

Anti-Police Protests, Erupt Outside Mayor Emanuel’s Home

(Sun Times Wire) Five days after a Chicago police officer shot and killed Harith “Snoop” Augustus, protesters brought their cries for justice, and a letter laying out their demands, to the front steps of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Ravenswood home. “There is no reason that Rahm Emanuel should get to sit in his ivory tower, unscathed…

McCarthy against new CPD training academy, puts fourth Anti-Crime Strategy

(Sun Times Wire) Mayoral challenger Garry McCarthy vowed Monday to “eliminate political manipulation” of the Chicago Police Department and cancel plans to build a $95 million police academy in favor of restoring mental health clinics closed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This police academy is a shiny object that Rahm Emanuel can point to and say,…

Gun Violence in Chicago on the Decline for the 15th Month in a Row

(Fox) Gun violence continued to fall for the 15th month in a row, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department. Other crimes, such as robberies, carjackings and car thefts also continued to decline. Compared to date last year, Chicago has seen 52 fewer murders and 229 fewer shootings, according to police. Robberies were…

Chicago Police will Deploy 1000 additional Cops for Memorial Day

(Fox) More than 1,000 extra Chicago police officers will be patrolling the city over Memorial Day weekend as part of the Chicago Police Department’s “summer deployment initiative” to be announced Tuesday morning. Over the weekend, residents can expect to see a heavier police presence throughout the city. Extra officers will be deployed on foot and…

State of Illinois Hired X Crooked Former Chicago Cop to Investigate Doctors

(Sun Times Wire) A former Chicago cop who was sentenced to federal prison for leaking sensitive police information to her gang-leader boyfriend was still able to land a job with the state of Illinois investigating doctors despite her criminal background, records show. In 2006, Officer Tashika Miner was arrested in a drug investigation called Operation…

2 Chicago Cops Accused of Stealing Cash, Drugs, Sharing Money with Snitches

(WLS) A police sergeant involved in an ABC7 I-Team investigation of botched CPD raids was charged Thursday with stealing cash and drugs during searches. Sgt. Xavier “X” Elizondo was indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago after allegedly submitting false affidavits to judges to obtain warrants. Elizondo and Chicago police officer David Salgado face…