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Chicago mayor: What delayed police shooting video release?

Sep. 20, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to know why the city's police oversight agency that's required to release police shooting videos within 60 days took more than a year to make public a fatal officer-involved shooting video. Lightfoot spokesman Patrick Mullane tells the Chicago Sun-Times...

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits. Former Sgt. Stephen Franko and former officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes allege...

Questions after police fatally shoot man who streamed chase

Sep. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The livestreamed video of the final minutes of Brian Quinones' life before he was fatally shot by police show him calmly driving a car and listening to music, running at least one red light as he leads officers on a chase through two Minneapolis suburbs. At one point, the video shows,...

More documents relating to Van Dyke murder trial released

Sep. 4, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The final documents relating to the murder trial of a white former Chicago police officer in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald have been released. Many of the documents unsealed Wednesday by a Cook County judge had large sections blacked out. However, one sheds light...

Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality _ huge budget deficit

Aug. 29, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who swept into office five months ago on a promise of wholesale reform, presented a sobering reality Thursday — the city faces a massive budget shortfall and major tax increases may be necessary. Lightfoot said the nation's third largest city will have an...