Chicago Police

CPD Radio Communications Disrupted by RIOTERS

(CBS) Protesters in downtown Chicago on Saturday were able to disrupt police communications so as to prevent police from responding properly, a source said. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reported protesters put police radio frequencies on the internet, and when police attempted to talk to each other, they heard music. That was one reason the property…

CPD has 134 Confirmed cases of Coronavirus

(MEDIA AFFAIRS) The Department currently has a total of 134 members that have been confirmed to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Of the 134 members, 128 are sworn and 6 are civilian members. Three sworn members have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 and have returned to duty. Background: The Department has a…

Highly Decorated Chicago Cop dies from Cornavirus

(CBS) A highly decorated Chicago police officer has died of coronavirus, becoming the department’s first virus-related death as police across the country grapple with the pandemic. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced the death of 50-year-old Marco Di Franco, a 21-year veteran assigned to the narcotics division in the detective bureau. Lightfoot wouldn’t say…

Chicago Police, Beck Announces Expansion of Detective Divisions

(Sun Times Wire) The Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday the number of detective areas in the city is expanding from three back to five in order to improve response times, particularly on the West Side. Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel shuttered two of the original five. Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned the plan in October, and a…

CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Sacked by Mayor Lightfoot

(WGN) Former Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson’s tenure ended in controversy, and earlier than expected. Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep in a vehicle revealed, “actions that are intolerable for any leader.” During a press conference Monday, Lightfoot told reporters she had…

Video shows Chicago Cop Body Slamming Man accused of Spitting on Him

(Sun Times Wire) A man was hospitalized after being slammed to the ground by police Thursday in Chatham when he allegedly spit on an officer while being detained for drinking alcohol in public. The incident was caught on video and posted to social media. About 3:58 p.m., officers saw the 29-year-old drinking alcohol at a…

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…