Together, however, these changes only represent about 30 percent of the “76 specific recommendations” the task force made to improve policing in Chicago. In particular, critics have been quick to point out that Emanuel has no plan in place to overhaul the department’s Independent Police Review Authority, which is in charge of investigating police shootings and severe misconduct. … [Read more...] about Rahm Emanuel Will Only Introduce One-Third of Suggested Chicago Police Reforms
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"The complaint alleges that on July 9, 2019, you failed to effectively supervise an incident and officers on scene while in the 300 block of South Ottawa Street. You were afforded the opportunity to respond to the allegations. After reviewing evidence presented at this hearing, I found the allegations to be sustained," Chief Roechner stated. … [Read more...] about Sgt. Javier Esqueda: Joliet Police Target For Discipline?
“This is the fourth officer struck by gunfire from suspects in the last week,” Brown told reporters. “It just speaks to the courage bravery and dedication of the Chicago Police Department and its officers during this challenging time, with not only pandemic and civil unrest, but also the push against police. And yet our officers are continuing to risk everything to protect this city.” … [Read more...] about Chicago cop shot while responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
Someone stole a package delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to a porch in the 300 block of Park Avenue West on July 3. Police were told on July 13 that the box contained a pair of shoes worth about $370.Three packages were reported stolen from a home in the 700 block of St. Johns Avenue between April and early July. Thieves made off with two bidets and a wireless speaker with a combined value of about $380 were taken, police were told on July 16.ARRESTS Gintare Vilimaite, 24, of the 4300 block of Peacock Lane, Rolling Meadows, was arrested around 11:45 p.m. on July 14 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on a car driving east in the westbound lane in the 1200 block of Half Day Road. Vilimaite was also cited for no taillights and driving the wrong way. … [Read more...] about Officers Discover Residents With Active Arrest Warrants: Blotter
Most are not high-profile misconduct cases, but the behavior they detail is ugly: using racial slurs, injuring cuffed suspects during traffic stops, making false arrests. The Tribune’s review found that many such cases started with a traffic stop, marijuana possession, or resisting arrest. Eighty-five percent of the cases the city has settled since 2009 were for less than $100,000, and just 5 percent topped $1 million. These small claims manage to keep the police out of public view, because if a lawsuit goes over $100,000, it has to be reviewed by the local alderman. … [Read more...] about A Few Very Bad Cops Are Costing the Chicago Police Department Tens of Millions of Dollars