Chicago Police

Chicago Police Retirements Outpace Hiring of New Officers

The Chicago Police Dept spent a record $116.1 million on overtime in 2015 — up 17.2 percent from the previous year — to mask a manpower shortage that has mushroomed under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with police retirements outpacing hiring by 975 officers. “Overtime is totally out of control. Arrests are down. Stops are down. Crime…

Emanuel picks Internal Candidate for Chicago’s Top Cop Job

Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson In a surprise development late Saturday night, reports surfaced that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had eschewed the finalists in a national search for police superintendent in favor of an internal candidate. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel had picked Eddie Johnson, the Chicago Police Department chief of patrol,…

Suites against Chicago Police are costing City Millions in Settlements

Officers Sean Campbell and Steven Sautkus were patrolling their quiet beat on Chicago’s Southwest Side in April 2014 when they saw the driver turn without flashing his signal early enough. They stopped Jonathan Guzman, then 18, ordered him out of his car and cuffed him while they searched his Chevy Malibu. They were so thorough,…

Feds Move in to Investigate Chicago Police Department

U.S-Department of Justice will open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department after the release of video of a patrolman’s fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and police reports from the officers on the scene that conflict with that video, sources told the Tribune on Sunday. A law enforcement official familiar with the…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fires Chicago’s Top Cop

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced he has dismissed Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, citing a lack of public trust in the police leadership in the wake of the high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a black teen shot 16 times in a…

Maggio News Documents Bloody Labor Day SHOOTINGS in Chicago

Maggio News took the streets of Chicago over the Labor Day holiday weekend to cover the violence happening in the streets of Chicago. Over a 72 hour period Citizen Journalist Vic Maggio documented the Labor Day violence through the perspective of his camera lens, the dramatic footage captured is violent and graphic to say the least, and in the video at great risk to his own personal safety he criss crosses the city in the dark of night tracking the elusive shooters roaming the streets of Chicago.

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