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Chicago cop gets five years behind bars

Crusader staff report Chicago Police officer Marco Proano on Monday, Nov. 20 was sentenced to five years in prison for excessive use of force, four...

New judge appointed in Laquan McDonald cover up case

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader On July 18th Cook County Chief Criminal Court Judge Leroy Martin Jr. removed the judge who was handling the...

Attorney wants McDonald case out of county

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader During a hearing on July 19 for accused cop turned murderer Jason Van Dyke, his attorneys introduced a motion...

Activists vow to follow Laquan McDonald case

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader As three Chicago Police officers pleaded not guilty July 10 to falsifying police reports in the murder case of...

Motion to Dismiss Van Dyke Murder Charges Denied

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader A Cook County judge on Thursday refused to dismiss murder charges against Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in...

Grand jury to probe alleged cover-up by Chicago cops in Laquan...

By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY A grand jury will hear evidence of a possible cover-up by several Chicago cops at the scene of the controversial...

Chicago top cop says fire officers linked to LaQuan McDonald shooting

By ebony.com Chicago’s police superintendent recommended that seven police officers be fired for the filing of false reports after the shooting death of LaQuan McDonald...

Laquan McDonald case shaping up

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader His last minutes on earth ended with 16 gunshots on a busy Chicago street. While Laquan McDonald lay buried in...

Black lawyer named to investigate McDonald case

Chicago Crusader staff report Patricia Brown Holmes, a former Cook County judge and prominent attorney, has been named as the special prosecutor who will investigate...

Wait continues in Laquan McDonald case

Chicago Crusader staff report Patience is wearing thin among activists waiting to find out about the special prosecutor who will handle the Laquan McDonald case. Chief...