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Police overseers fire 4 officers in McDonald-related case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by...

Chicago officer not punished for racist slur about Obama

Jun. 28, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Records show that a white Chicago police sergeant was never punished for using a racist slur about then-President Barack Obama more than three years ago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Superintendent Eddie Johnson wanted Jack Axium to receive a nine-month suspension for the comment the...

The Latest: Shot Chicago police officer 'clinging to life'

Jun. 26, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an off-duty Chicago Police officer (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says an off-duty officer who was shot in the head is "clinging to life" after undergoing emergency surgery, but that he's hopeful after the 25-year-old...

Bond set for off-duty Chicago officer charged in fatal crash

Jun. 11, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old Chicago police officer has been charged with reckless homicide and other crimes after authorities say he crashed his personal car into a restaurant while off duty. Investigators say Terrance Finley's car jumped a curb early Sunday and plowed into Tony's Philly Steak on...

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Jun. 3, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police chief on Monday decried a "despicable level of violence" during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people were stabbed to death. Police believe most of the shootings were gang related, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. The...

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Jun. 1, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's...

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

May. 31, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives...

Chicago officer recorded asking teen for sex is fired

May. 28, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who allegedly asked a 17-year-old girl for sex in return for getting her mother's impounded car released by the city has been fired. The Chicago Tribune reports that the city's police board agreed with Superintendent Eddie Johnson's recommendation to fire Officer...