Chicago Police

CPD, FEDs Join Forces to Combat Gang Violence in Chicago

The FBI and Chicago Police Department are working together to fight crime in our city and they’ve made a video to illustrate the new campaign. The FBI wants Chicago to know it’s in the business of combating street crime. “The Chicago Police Department is doing a very good job, but they’re overwhelmed with the level…

CPD Lays Out New Use of Force Policy that Could Put COPS in DANGER

FOX 32 NEWS, The Chicago Police Department, struggling to regain public trust in the wake of a video of a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, on Wednesday released a new use of force policy that requires officers undergo de-escalation training and imposes stricter rules on when they can fire their weapons…

Chicago SWAT Teams Pay Dispute with City, Could Affect Response Time

The Chicago Police SWAT team is warning police brass that starting next week, they’ll no longer take their gear home with them, and emergency response times will likely suffer. The SWAT officers say at the end of their shifts, they’ll drop their gear at a West Side police facility, which they would have to return…

Secret Chicago Police Watch List, Not Secret Anymore

As Chicago endured a devastating surge in gun violence last summer, scores of people with long rap sheets stood atop the Chicago Police Department’s secret watch list, newly obtained records show. One of the men had been arrested 12 times for violent crimes, all before turning 20. He’d also been charged with illegal gun possession.…

CPD, Gangs Using Military Style Weapons, Pierce Bullet Proof Vests

Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend – including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all members of the…

ACLU Pissed at CPD Commander for Setting Number of Gang Banger Stops

Civil rights advocates on Thursday said a memo by a Chicago police commander appeared to set illegal quotas for cops to stop suspected gang members for traffic violations. Anthony Escamilla, commander of the Grand Central police district, launched a mission to address “an uptick in violence between the Spanish Cobras and Latin Brothers,” according to…

Chicago Alderman Wants to Arm Cops with Assault Rifle Fire Power

Watch for four Chicago aldermen — all former cops — to pull the trigger so more police officers can use military-style assault rifles since the shooting of two on-duty Deering District police officers on Tuesday night. Sneed has learned the cadre of aldermen not only want more Chicago Police to be able to use so-called…

Chicago Police Start New Crime Tip Line

In an effort to be more accessible to city residents and to use newer technology, the Chicago Police Department is introducing another digital platform for citizens to report criminal activity. The website — cpdtip.com — is designed to be more user-friendly than its predecessor, TXT2TIP. Unlike TXT2TIP, the new site will run smoothly on mobile…

Brother of Chicago Police Officers Girlfriend, Killed Him for Gun Collection

An off duty Chicago police officer was lured to a quiet neighborhood on the Southwest Side and killed by his girlfriend’s teenage brother in a botched plan to steal his gun collection, Cook County prosecutors alleged Tuesday. The slaying of Chicago police Officer David Blake in 2010 was a “cold-blooded execution,” prosecutors said during opening…

Obama Reformer Named New Watchdog Overseeing Police Misconduct Probes

A research scientist who helped lead the nationwide effort to reform policing during the Obama Administration was named Thursday to oversee investigations of police misconduct in Chicago. Laura Kunard, a senior research scientist for justice programs for CNA, a non-profit research organization in Arlington, Virginia, was picked by City Inspector General Joe Ferguson to be…

AG Sessions Orders Review of Obama Era Reforms Targeting CPD

The Chicago Police Department plans to forward with reforms, even after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at an agreement reached under the Obama administration. A memo from Sessions said it is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies. The problem is, Chicago police have been waiting for…

Driver Killed by Chicago Police SUV Responding to Shots Fired Call

Chicago police officers were involved in a fatal car crash on the city’s South Side overnight. The crash happened around 10:40 p.m. Monday as officers were responding to a call of gunshots fired in the Roseland neighborhood. The tactical officers were heading northbound on Michigan Avenue with their emergency equipment activated, when a 1998 Honda…

Trump Meets with Nations Police Union Leaders, Including Chicagos Dean Angelo

President Donald Trump met with police union leaders from across the country on Tuesday, including Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo. With more than 700 murders last year, Trump has called Chicago’s violence “out of control.” Trump opened a “listening session” in Washington, D.C., by thanking the FOP for supporting him in the…

Chicago Stop and Frisk Numbers Drop, Due to ACLU Lawsuit

A study of the Chicago Police Department’s stop-and-frisk procedures released Friday revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois lawsuit, but found that officers were still targeting racial minorities. The report by former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys, the first one issued under an agreement the…

CPD Investigation of Officer that helped 3 Young Girls, HARMS MORALE

The Chicago Police Department is investigating one of its officers after he helped three young girls found living in an abandoned home. The officer set up a GoFundMe page for the girls who were known as the Englewood Angels. The police department said the officer violated its policy by helping the girls. Chicago Police Sergeant…

Chicago Top Cop Pushes Lawmakers for Tougher Gun Laws

A proposal to toughen the state’s gun laws on repeat offenders is one step closer to becoming law. Today it got a big push forward from Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Johnson was in Springfield Thursday and made an urgent plea for help from state lawmakers. He’s been arguing for tougher sentences for repeat gun…

Chicago Police Use of Force Policy Falls Short

Pulling back on proposed rule changes that upset some rank-and-file officers, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has proposed a new use-of-force policy that is less restrictive than the one he floated five months ago. A draft policy released in October drew complaints from both officers and police reform advocates. Some officers said the draft policy was…

New Attorney General, Focusing on Violence Rather than CPD Reforms

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent the clearest signal yet that the Trump administration may not keep pressing reforms to policing in Chicago, sowing uncertainty as to how much change will come to a Police Department the previous administration branded as systemically abusive. In his first major speech since being appointed by President Donald Trump,…