The Chicago Tribune found a pattern of police officers lying in court with impunity. It appears to be a systemic problem.
The newly released video, which shows Officers Michelle Morsi-Murphy and Jose Lopez first pepper-spray Rev. Catherine Brown before drawing their weapons and pulling her out of her vehicle, corroborates Brown's claim that she did not attempt to run the officers over.
The Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man and his neighbor in December reportedly keeps offering shifting details about what led him to fire his service weapon, raising doubts about the need for lethal force.
Two workers at Chicago's 911 center have been suspended without pay after failing to send police to assist Quintonio LeGrier, who called 911 three times for help on Dec. 26 from his father’s West Side apartment, reports the Washington Post.
The petition, filed this week in a Cook County Circuit court, seeks to have Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez removed from the case due to her connection with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
The entire police department, which consists of 12,000 officers, will receive training centered on mental health awareness.
The 2012 video released Monday evening shows police using a Taser on Philip Coleman, 38, who later died. The footage comes in the wake of protests that erupted in the city after both the Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson videos were released in the past month.
Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke and his fellow officers painted a different narrative of the evening Laquan McDonald was fatally shot, according to the official police report, released Friday evening.
Police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is White, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday morning and "will be the first on-duty Chicago police officer to be charged with that crime," the report says.