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Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Nov. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer...

Buttigieg starting to pay price for success: More scrutiny

Oct. 25, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — For much of the year, Pete Buttigieg has glided through the Democratic presidential campaign, raising stunning amounts of money, impressing many with his calm eloquence and gaining ground in early voting Iowa. Now he is starting to pay the price of success. New to national politics, the...

Ex-cop accused in Laquan McDonald cover-up gets record wiped

Oct. 24, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective who was acquitted of a cover-up in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old will have the accusation expunged from his record. Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. on Thursday approved the petition filed by David March to expunge the conspiracy,...

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

Oct. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police oversight board on Thursday fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby. The Chicago Police Board fired officer Robert Rialmo nearly four years after the deaths of 19-year-old Quintonio...

Chicago's top cop found lying in car; requests investigation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked the city's police department to conduct an internal investigation on himself Thursday after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday in a car parked near a stop sign and called 911. Police department spokesman...

Chicago officer convicted of murder resigns from department

Oct. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald has resigned from the department. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Jason Van Dyke formally resigned last week. The department moved to fire Van Dyke for shooting the 17-year-old...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Oct. 14, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Here's a look at that and other high-profile cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black...

Chicago releases watchdog probe of Laquan McDonald shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's law department on Wednesday released for the first time the city watchdog's full investigative reports into the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer — a move the mayor has championed in her push for transparent government and to...