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Online petition calls for firing of 2 Chicago cops over lewd act

An online petition with more than 15 thousand signatures is seeking to have two Chicago Police officers fired for sexually assaulting a man 12 years ago. Coprez Coffie sued the officers accusing them of sodomizing him with a screwdriver after a traffic stop on the West Side in 2004. The officers mistook Coffie for a…

Chicago Police Department’s Sanctity of Life Policy Will Endanger Cops

Chicago’s police chief on Friday released details of a proposed new policy that would require officers to use the least amount of force necessary and emphasizes the “sanctity of life.” The proposal requires officers to intervene if they see another officer violating department policy. Deadly force could only be used to prevent immediate threat of…

Chicago to Hire 500 to 1000 Police Officers to Combat Violence

A city official says the Chicago Police Department will hire more than 500 to 1000 additional officers as it struggles to deal with the city’s uptick in gun violence. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce the hires Wednesday. The official, who was briefed on the plan, spoke with The Associated Press on…

Retired Chicago Police Commander Shot During Robbery, Shoots Attacker

A former Chicago deputy police chief was shot during an attempted robbery and returned fire, wounding the attacker Wednesday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood, sources said. The shootings happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. near 81st Street and Essex Avenue, according to Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago police spokeswoman. The former deputy chief, 73, was…

Almost Shot By Chicago Cops

On Monday at around midnight a call came over the radio that two men were fighting and one shot was fired at 64th and Lowe in the Englewood Neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. I was about 3 miles away when the shots fired call came in, so I put the pedal to the metal and…

Chicago Police Raids intended to curb Labor Day Weekend Violence

(Sun-Times Media Wire) – To try to curb violence over Labor Day weekend, Chicago Police have arrested 77 people and recovered 11 guns and more than $65,000 worth of illegal drugs on the West Side, police said Saturday night at a news conference. Of those 77 arrested Thursday and Friday, 63 were listed on the…

Chicago Police Officer Robbed of Gun, Badge in Lakeview

CHICAGO – An off-duty Chicago Police officer was robbed at gunpoint in Lakeview Saturday night. Police say the officer was walking with someone in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood Avenue at 9:25 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV abruptly stopped and a group of young men got out and approached them. The suspects displayed handguns…

Emanuels Take Over Plan of Police Accountability Board is a Recipe for Failure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to replace the Independent Police Review Authority with a new, multi-tiered system of police accountability is a “recipe for failure” because it is not truly independent from City Hall, a student of police misconduct charged Wednesday. University of Chicago Law Professor Craig Futterman shot down Emanuel’s ordinance as Corporation Counsel Steve…

Liberal Takeover of the Chicago Police Department Review Board Underway

The new agency charged with investigating police wrongdoing will be called the Civilian Office on Police Accountability, aldermen were told Monday as they haggled with the mayor’s office over final language. Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), leader of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, said he was generally pleased with the draft ordinance he was shown Monday.…

CPD preparing to fire of seven officers for cover up in Laquan McDonald Case

Chicago’s police superintendent says he will recommend the firing of seven officers involved in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Thursday said he was accepting the recommendations of the city’s inspector general who concluded that the officers filed false police reports. Johnson’s recommendation will go to the city’s Police…

Chicago Police Sergeant helps save 10 year-old boy’s life

The end of a busy shift approached. Three people had been killed in two hours in the Harrison District on the West Side Monday night. Sgt. Bryan Topczewski left the scene of the second homicide and was headed back to the station, an easy ride down Jackson Boulevard east toward Kedzie Avenue. “I was heading…

Effective Ex-Chicago Police Cmdr. Sues City, IPRA, WBEZ

CHICAGO — Glenn Evans, a former Chicago Police commander who was accused and acquitted of shoving his gun down a suspect’s throat, is fighting back. Evans filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging he was the victim of a civil conspiracy that led to his wrongful prosecution on criminal charges, according to court papers. Evans’ lawsuit…

Chicago Police say three Austin Street Gangs Plotting to Shoot Cops

Leaders from three West Side gang factions met last week to discuss plans to shoot members of the Chicago Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. The meeting took place Thursday between higher ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according…

Gang Revenge against Chicago Police Imminent CPD on High Alert

Chicago police officers are being put on alert Saturday morning. The Fraternal Order of Police sent a nationwide alert warning police officers that gang members looking for revenge could be organizing to target law enforcement. The alert comes on the heels of the attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge. It notes a high-ranking member of…