# Chicago police
Chicagoans Voice Concerns on Public Safety and Accountability at Truman College Meeting
Chicago residents upset over increased crime, longer wait times for police, increased fear, feeling unsafe. City residents gathered at Truman College for a Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) meeting held on Thursday night. The meeting provided a platform for residents to express their views and concerns on various public safety issues affecting the city.
Chicago Police Investigate Armed Break-In at Gage Park Migrant Shelter
Chicago police look for armed intruder who broke into Southwest Side shelter where hundreds of migrants have lived since July. An armed intruder broke into a migrant shelter located in Gage Park early Thursday morning, prompting an investigation by Chicago police. Alderman Raymond Lopez, representing the 15th Ward, confirmed the incident.
Victim of 2017 Botched Chicago Police Raid Expected to Receive $300,000 Settlement
Innocent woman handcuffed forced outside on winter night wearing only pajamas as Chicago Police raided wrong home searching for guns, gang members. Sharnia Phillips, the victim of a botched Chicago police raid in 2017, is expected to receive a $300,000 settlement as a resolution to the case. The incident, which drew widespread attention, involved a wrongful raid by the Chicago Police SWAT team on Phillips' residence.
Will no-cash bail policy from SAFE-T Act turn Chicago into "Gotham City?"
The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday in regards to the violence in Chicago at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Hall. The crime statistics over the past couple of years within the Windy City is totally out of control. Overall crime within Chicago has gone up 77%. Vehicle thefts have more than doubled at 211% along with a 45% increase in robberies in the City of Broad Shoulders.
Lawyers Claim Politics at Play in Trial of Chicago Cops Accused of Shooting Unarmed Man
Cook County judge set to deliver verdict in Pilsen shooting case Thursday. Lawyers representing two Chicago police officers on trial for the shooting of an unarmed man have alleged that politics are influencing what they describe as a challenging legal battle. The Cook County judge presiding over the case is expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday.
Chicago Family Calls for Hate Crime Charges After Brutal Attack on 11-Year-Old Girl
Community leaders demand justice following violent assault in Lawndale neighborhood. Community leaders are rallying behind an 11-year-old girl and her family, demanding justice after a horrific attack in Lawndale last week. The family is now calling for hate crime charges to be filed against the assailants responsible for the assault on their daughter.
Chicago Police Officers Engage in High Energy Dance Battle
Two Chicago officers dance it out at end of summer "Stomp the Yard" back-to-school event. Two Chicago police officers were caught on camera participating in a spirited dance battle last month. The event, known as "Englewood Stomp the Yard," took place in the heart of Englewood, organized by the 7th District.
String of Armed Robberies Committed in Under 40 Minutes Hits Chicago's North Side
Four overnight incidents in Chicago prompt police investigation. A series of armed robberies struck the North Side of Chicago overnight, with reports indicating that four separate incidents occurred within a 40-minute timespan. The Chicago Police Department is actively investigating these incidents, which have left residents and authorities alarmed.
Chicago Police Superintendent Nominee, Larry Snelling, Clears First Confirmation Hurdle
Snelling provides Mayor Johnson's progressive administration’s strongest support for police to date. Larry Snelling, Mayor Brandon Johnson's nominee for Chicago's next Police Superintendent, sailed through his first confirmation hearing with ease, garnering unanimous support from the council's Police and Fire Committee.
Young Mexican Band Receives Amazing Support When Chicago Police Damage Equipment in Confrontation
Hundreds of strangers rally to replace $10,000 in equipment damaged by police. In a display of solidarity, hundreds of individuals have come together to support a young Mexican band whose equipment was damaged during a recent scuffle with the Chicago police.
Chicago Police Arrest Westchester Man, Accused of Scamming Businesses For Thousands of Dollars
Cook County man faces three felony counts for defrauding home improvement businesses of significant sums. A man from Cook County stands accused of defrauding multiple home improvement businesses, resulting in losses amounting to thousands of dollars. Thomas McNeal, aged 62 and a resident of Westchester, is now facing serious legal charges. He has been charged with three counts of theft or unauthorized control of items valued between $10,000 and $500,000, as well as one count of continuing a financial crimes enterprise.
Woman Who Assaulted 4 Chicago Cops in Chicago Loop, First Chicago Resident Freed Under No Cash Bail
Esmeralda Aguilar charged with four felony counts of aggravated battery to a Chicago peace officer released from custody Monday. A Cook County woman is accused of battering four Chicago police officers in the area of the Loop in Chicago. The incident took place during the Mexican Independence Day celebration.
Migrant Arrested Outside Chicago Police Station After Altercation with Law Enforcement
21-year-old migrant faces three felony charges following fight over public restroom access. Outside Chicago's 8th District Police Station, a 21-year-old migrant, identified as Dayrelys Coy, found herself in a scuffle with law enforcement officers, leading to her arrest. The altercation revolved around access to the public restrooms at the police station and resulted in Dayrelys Coy facing three felony charges.
Florida Governor DeSantis Recruits Chicago Police Officers With Recruitment Billboards
A year ago, Florida was recruiting people to join the police force. Today, things have not gotten any better. So, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has attempted to recruit police officers from other states to make the move to Florida. The governor has even had billboards erected in other states such as Illinois.
Chicago Police Report Group of Young Adults Attack, Vandalize Two Businesses, Setting Off Grenade
Vandalism leaves two business owners in disarray With costly repairs. Police issued a warning to business owners this morning following an incident involving a group of young individuals who wreaked havoc in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago late last night. The suspects smashed into two businesses, setting off a grenade, and vandalizing their interiors. The Chicago Police Department is now actively investigating the incident, which has left the affected business owners grappling with extensive damage.
4 Migrants Arrested for Assaulting, Threatening, Injuring Chicago Police Officers
Incident sparks concerns over officer, community safety. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has reported the arrest of four individuals identified as migrants for their alleged involvement in threatening and assaulting officers from the 12th district. The incident has raised concerns over the safety of law enforcement personnel.
Chicago Police Under Scrutiny for Failing to Record Arrival Times at Emergency Scenes
Audit Reveals Alarming Discrepancies in Police Reporting, Raising Concerns About Public Safety. It has been uncovered over half the time, Chicago police officers do not record their time of arrival at emergency scenes. An audit conducted by Inspector General Deborah Witzburg has shed light on a critical issue plaguing the Chicago Police Department (CPD), creating substantial disparities in response time reporting, particularly in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
CPD Officer Saves Two Lives Using Narcan Outside West Side Chicago Police Station
A Chicago police officer's quick thinking and Narcan administration saved the lives of two migrants who were in distress outside the Harrison District police station. Responding to a report of two unresponsive individuals, the officer discovered the migrants, both men, unconscious and couldn't wake them. The officer administered Narcan injections, a medication known for its life-saving potential in opioid overdoses.
Chicago Police Oversight Commission Criticizes Decision Preventing Disclosure of Disciplinary Action
Concerns raised over confidentiality clause amid public call for increased accountability, transparency. An arbitration ruling regarding the Chicago police union is facing scrutiny from the city's Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability. The award, which includes a confidentiality clause restricting public access to certain aspects of police discipline, has raised concerns about transparency and accountability within the city's law enforcement agencies.
Mobile Migrant Health Team Takes Charge of Care for Asylum Seekers Living at Chicago Police Stations
Compassionate volunteers prioritize migrant well-being amidst challenging conditions. Close to 14,000 immigrants have arrived in Chicago in the past year as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republican politicians began sending them by bus to the Windy City and other Democrat-led cities. Chicago continues to find creative locations to use as shelters for the migrants like unused college dorms, park fieldhouses, and abandoned schools, where they can get housing, meals and health care.