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Opposition builds against the police review panel

Chicago Crusader staff report Four months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel formed the Police Accountability Task Force amid angry protests, the organization recommended abolishing the police...

Uncle of Laquan McDonald outraged over FOP hiring of Van Dyke

By Chinta Strausberg Pastor Marvin Hunter, from Grace Memorial Baptist Church who is the great uncle of Laquan McDonald, Wednesday voiced concern over the Fraternal...

Mixed reaction towards Eddie Johnson as top cop

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Eddie Johnson’s appointment as Chicago interim police superintendent drew mixed reaction after Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement on March 28. While...

Who will handle the Laquan McDonald case?

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Citing recent criminal trials against Chicago police officers and a general mistrust of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez,...

Chicago Police Transmission Called Blacks ‘F**king N**gers’

By Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast An unidentified man referred to a Chicago police dispatcher and another officer as “typical f**king n**gers” over a public...

Mothers speak out against police killings at Thompson Center

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Some happened years ago, while other police shootings occurred recently. For a handful of grieving mothers, the pain won’t go...

Alvarez’s integrity questioned in shootings

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A report released this week accuses Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez of conducting a shoddy investigation into the...

Cop who killed college student and 55-year-old mother sues for ‘extreme...

By Peter Holley, washingtonpost.com A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s...

Chicago Police Misconduct – A rising financial toll

By Andrew Schroedter, bettergov.org It’s well known that alleged misconduct by Chicago police costs city taxpayers dearly. A new Better Government Association analysis shows just how...