Jason Van Dyke was sentenced for second-degree murder. The case stemmed from the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
By Don Babwin, Michael Tarm, Associated Press
A Chicago jury convicted a white police officer of murdering a black teenager on Friday. Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot the teen multiple times in a 2014…
The deadliest year occurred in 1974, when homicides took 970 lives. But the past two years have also seen a sharp rise in mounting violence.
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
By Nsikan Akpan, Joshua Barajas
On Friday, Chicago officials publicly released hundreds of videos, audio recordings and other evidence related to 101 police incidents to an online portal. There, anyone could sift through about 300 videos from cases that fell under the jurisdiction…
By PBS NewsHour
An accountability task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel found that the Chicago Police Department has engaged in a long pattern of institutionalized racism that has alienated black and Hispanic residents. For more on what the report means for Chicago,…
By Michael D. Regan
Family members of two unarmed black residents fatally shot by Chicago police called for answers Sunday at a press conference in which they accused officers of using excessive force.
By Joshua Barajas
A week after a video of a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times was released to the public, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city’s police chief Tuesday.
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