Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.
Many are outraged that an officer under investigation for fatal shootings was returned to street duty. Officials claim it was a mistake.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
City officials and community leaders are fearing the worst, saying that the heightened gun violence will only increase over the summer
Vic Mensa stopped his performance to speak about police brutality and the mistreatment of disenfranchised people.
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 city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 million payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s.
Jordan Marsh, senior corporation counsel for the city, resigned after a judge ordered a new case in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Chicago officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson last year has dropped calls for the court to levy sanctions, or penalties, against the the victim's mother, who allegedly made threats towards him on social media, CBS Chicago reports.
More details from the night Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer are beginning to emerge. On Thursday audio was released of an officer’s radio call requesting a Taser to restrain the 17-year-old. The audio comes after a firestorm of controversy erupted after a judge ordered the release of video that shows the fatal […]