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chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


superintendent eddie johnson reveals he's in need of a kidney transplant.       






seattle police resorting to force less often, but racial disparities persist, re


the seattle police department’s latest use-of-force data, which includes officer-involved shootings, show a continuing decline since 2011, when the department of justice found that seattle officers too quickly resorted to force.






us aggressively pursued police reform under obama, but trump’s intentions are un


after the u.s. justice department recently issued a scathing report saying police in chicago routinely violated the constitution by using excessive force, many activists expected reforms — and federal oversight —to follow. the findings on chicago officers set the stage for the city to negotiate a co...






three chicago police districts accounted for half of all january homicides


violence in chicago remains stubbornly high, with homicides and shootings this year matching the beginning of last year and the same communities bearing the brunt of the problem, according to data released by the police department on wednesday.about 50 percent of the homicides in january were in...






three police districts accounted for half of all homicides in chicago in january


violence in chicago remains stubbornly high, with homicides and shootings this year matching the beginning of last year and the same communities bearing the brunt of the problem, according to data released by the police department wednesday.about 50 percent of the homicides in january were in three...






man s by police in 2015 sues city, officers


a man who was s by police in 2015 filed a lawsuit against the city of chicago and a number of police officers, saying they not only used excessive force but falsely arrested and prosecuted him and conspired to deprive him of his constitutional rights. at a news conference tuesday, antwon golatte,...






man s by police in 2015 sues city, officers


a man who was s by police in 2015 filed a lawsuit against the city of chicago and a number of police officers, saying they not only used excessive force but falsely arrested and prosecuted him and conspired to deprive him of his constitutional rights.at a news conference tuesday, antwon golatte,...






chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence


chicago (ap) — a chicago toddler was shot and killed on tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. it market latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to contain such attacks. […]






chicago police chief recovering after appearing to nearly faint


chicago’s chief of police, eddie johnson, was recovering on friday afternoon after he appeared nearly to faint at a news conference, according to a spokesman for the chicago police department. chicago police department spokesman anthony guglielmi said on twitter that johnson, 56, has “a ...






chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence


a chicago toddler was shot and killed on tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. it market latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to contain such attacks.






chicago police seek help to solve possible gang killing of innocent woman


it's been almost exactly a year since aaren o'connor was killed by a stray bullet as she in her car in the heart of chicago neighborhood on her phone, talking to her family back in her native southern california.no arrests have been made in the months since, and on tuesday, chicago police held...






chicago police appeal for help in killing of innocent woman a year ago


it's been almost exactly a year since aaren o'connorwas killed by a stray bullet as she in her car in the heart of chicago neighborhood on her phone, talking to her family back in her native southern california.no arrests have been made in the months since, and on tuesday, chicago police held...






under obama, the justice dept. aggressively pursued police reforms. did it work


after the department of justice recently issued a scathing report saying police in the country's third-largest city routinely violated the constitution by using excessive force against residents, many activists cheered for the inevitable reforms — and federal oversight — they expected to follow....






chicago's top cop asks ig to look into incident involving fiancee's son


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson has asked the city's watchdog to look into whether johnson's fiancee, a police supervisor, inappropriately intervened for her son on a traffic offense, a police spokesman said monday evening. police spokesman anthony guglielmi confirmed that johnson asked...






officer injured when startled motorist hits the gas pedal


a chicago police officer was injured early thursday while responding to a call of a man slumped over the wheel of a car in the heart of chicago neighborhood, police said.  officers were called to the 2300 block of south hoyne avenue around 3:55 a.m. and tried to make contact with the driver, police...






new proposal aims to change washington’s law on police use of deadly force


a senate committee is scheduled thursday to hear a new proposal to change washington’s police use-of-deadly force laws. lawmakers are still searching for a compromise that can p the legislature.






force stop and clear cache – gary explains


if you have a problem with an app you might need to do a "force stop" and "clear cache." but why does that help? what is "force stop" and what is a cache?






oak park police investigating carjacking near chicago border


the oak park police department is searching for two men who allegedly carjacked a woman near the chicago border on monday night. according to village spokesman david powers, oak park police reported a 25-year-old woman was sitting in her car at 8 p.m. in the first block of iowa street when a man...






woman dies after being shot by chicago police near cvs


a woman has died after she was shot by a chicago police officer in the north center community friday night on the north side. it happened in the 3900 block of north western avenue near a cvs pharmacy store, police and other officials said. shortly before 6 p.m., officers responded to a call of...






vaccination funding may be cut if obamacare ends, public health experts warn


many worry that up to 1 million illinois consumers could lose their health insurance if obamacare is repealed. but chicago department of public health leaders aren't just worried about that part of the affordable care act being repealed. they're also concerned about the possible loss of funds used...






trump remarks latest evidence of health law repeal slowdown


republicans insisted monday that they're moving ahead on their effort to void the health care law, even as president donald trump's latest remarks conceded that the effort could well stretch into next year.






chicago police: girls shot weren't intended targets


police say the two young girls who were critically wounded in separate weekend shootings on chicago's south side were not the intended victims.






community calls for more involvement and greater clarity in denver police use-of


residents repeated calls for more community involvement in the drafting of the denver police department's updated use-of-force policy during the second of three scheduled community meetings urday morning, while also asking for portions of the current proposal to be clarified .






san diego police body eras reducing misconduct, aggressive use of force, report


the san diego police department says that since officers began wearing body eras nearly three years ago, there have been significant decreases in misconduct allegations and high-level uses of force. according to a nine-page internal report released this week, the eras also have reduced the...






chicago's bag tax takes effect today. here's what you need to know.


starting wednesday, chicago will be nudging shoppers to byob — bring your own bag, that is. a checkout tax of 7 cents per bag will be added at all chicago retailers, the city's latest attempt to cut down on the use of disposable bags, typically provided for free at checkout, which often end up...






chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime


the head of the chicago police department said wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that e as the city's police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation's attention last year and sparked a twitter warning last week from president donald trump.






chicago police chief says he’s had kidney transplant offers


chicago (ap) — chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he’s on a kidney transplant waiting list. after nearly fainting at a friday news conference, johnson announced that he’s had a kidney condition for decades and […]






trump reportedly claimed 2 were s dead in chicago during obama’s speech — but it


chicago — an abc news transcript of its interview with president donald trump on wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally s in chicago while his predecessor, barack obama, was giving his farewell speech at chicago’s mccormick place — a claim shown to be false by police de...






chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of u.s. rep. bobby rus


chicago police have cleared two officers of wrongdoing over allegations leveled by u.s. rep. bobby rush that he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer on the south side, a police spokesman said thursday. chief spokesman anthony guglielmi said the department's bureau of internal...






chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of u.s. rep. bobby rus


chicago police have cleared two officers of wrongdoing over allegations leveled by u.s. rep. bobby rush that he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer on the south side, a police spokesman said thursday.chief spokesman anthony guglielmi said the department's bureau of internal...






board: lapd didn’t use force in woman’s in-custody death


los angeles (ap) — a civilian police oversight board has found there was no force used against a black woman who officials say killed herself while in los angeles police custody. the city’s police commission ruled tuesday in the march death of wakiesha wilson that sparked black lives matter protests. officials said wilson was found […]






chicago police chief says he's had kidney transplant offers


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson says some of his own officers and citizens alike have offered to donate a kidney to him since he disclosed that he's on a kidney transplant waiting list.






cleveland settles woman’s excessive force lawsuit for $2.25m


cleveland (ap) — the mother of a mentally ill woman who suffocated while handcuffed by cleveland police says she wants the officers prosecuted after settling a lawsuit monday for $2.25 million, the latest large settlement with the city over allegations of police misconduct. last month, the city agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family […]






california missile launch: did you see the bright flash?


the air force says an unarmed minuteman 3 missile has been launched from california's vandenberg air force base in the latest test of the intercontinental system.






chicago police unveil new high-tech effort to fight crime


chicago (ap) — the chicago police department has unveiled new high-tech strategies and equipment for fighting crime as the city deals with increases in homicides and gang violence. the rollout wednesday e the same day the department announced there were 51 homicides in january and about a week after president donald trump tweeted he would […]