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Report: Chicago officer distraught after killing black teen

Apr. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white former Chicago police officer convicted of killing a black teenager was emotionally distraught in the days that followed the 2014 shooting, according to a newly released psychologist's report. The report was among nearly 90 unsealed court filings related to Jason Van Dyke's...

Minnesota cop's trial raises questions about code of silence

Apr. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home has shined a light on officers' actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were trying to protect...

4 Chicago police officers fighting McDonald-related firings

Apr. 10, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing is set for four Chicago police officers who are fighting their dismissals following accusations they covered up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. A Chicago Police Board hearing officer has set aside three days for testimony starting Wednesday....

Mayor-elect wants re-examination of code of silence case

Apr. 4, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wants her former colleagues at the U.S attorney's office to re-examine the acquittals of three police officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. A judge in January found the officers not guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of...

Lightfoot's win stirs hope for change in a divided Chicago

Apr. 3, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot's victory in the Chicago mayor's race signaled hope among voters that the nation's third-largest city may someday move beyond long-entrenched divides, racial and otherwise, that have left large parts of the metropolis feeling ignored by people in power. Lightfoot became the...

Smollett case tests relationship between police, prosecutors

Mar. 30, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When prosecutors dropped the charges that accused Jussie Smollett of orchestrating a fake attack, the outrage was swift and overwhelming. Smollett saw his record wiped clean without offering so much as an apology. Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the decision as a "whitewash of justice" and billed...