Chicago’s largest police union is fighting the use of body cameras. Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham explains why.
More than 7,000 sworn officers and personnel in the Chicago Police Department are now outfitted with body-worn cameras, a goal the city says it met more than a year early.
Oversight officials released several clips showing the shooting death of teen Juan Flores after he pinned an officer between his SUV and a squad car in September.
By the end of this year, the Chicago Police Department believes it will have the nation’s largest collection of officer-worn body cameras in use.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are suing the city and the Police Department so they can be part of reform talks. The suit alleges that brutality “is magnified for people with disabilities.”
Just weeks after its relaunch as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the agency is officially looking for a new chief administrator.
Chicago police officers are getting new use-of-force training, but the city’s largest police union is objecting.
A big change could be coming to the police accountability apparatus.
Mental health awareness, cultural competency and human rights are just a handful of the new training requirements for Chicago police officers as part of the city’s efforts at police reform.
A discussion with Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA, which officially takes over on Friday.
A scathing federal report on the Chicago Police Department outlined 99 recommendations for reform. But an analysis by an online investigative site says only six of those recommendations have been fully implemented so far.
More on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit calling for court oversight of the Chicago Police Department.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues for federal oversight of Chicago police reform—with the city’s blessing. We discuss the lawsuit.
Chicago has taken its first step toward having judicial oversight of its efforts to reform the Police Department, but not with the federal government. It’s doing it with the state of Illinois.
After several days of speculation, Lori Lightfoot met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in hopes of getting clarity over whether or not he would reappoint her as president of the Chicago Police Board.
The Chicago Police Board could be without a president Tuesday. The term of current President Lori Lightfoot expired Monday.