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Chicago to pay $15M over woman's death in police chase crash

The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday that will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was killed when a police cruiser ran a red light and slammed into her SUV after officers allegedly ignored repeated orders to end their high-speed pursuit of a carjacking suspect.

Chicago to pay $15M over woman's death in police chase crash
Police

Two Chicago cops charged in shooting that wounded unarmed man

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting and has a deadline of Sept. 22 to release materials related to the shooting, including videos.

Two Chicago cops charged in shooting that wounded unarmed man
Police

Another Chicago Police officer dead of suicide

The officer, who reportedly worked the Austin District on the city's west side, is the fifth CPD officer to die by suicide this year alone.

Another Chicago Police officer dead of suicide
Crime

Man shot during struggle with officers in Back of the Yards

A 40-year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot during a struggle with police in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city's south side.

Man shot during struggle with officers in Back of the Yards
Police

Attorney: Chicago cop who shot Anthony Alvarez will keep job

The family attorney of Anthony Alvarez, fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last spring, said Thursday that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) denied a recommendation to fire the officer.

Attorney: Chicago cop who shot Anthony Alvarez will keep job
Police

Three Chicago Police officers lost to suicide since beginning of July

Members of the Chicago Police department, family, and friends are mourning the loss of three officers dead by suicide since the start of this month.

Three Chicago Police officers lost to suicide since beginning of July
Police

Video shows Illinois trooper's shooting of homicide suspect

An officer repeatedly tells Cobb to “put it down” and “don’t do it” but Cobb makes multiple attempts to aim the gun at officers, prompting the trooper to fire additional gunshots before the video ends with Cobb motionless on the pavement near the truck.

Video shows Illinois trooper's shooting of homicide suspect
Police

Labor arbitrator upholds Chicago's vaccine mandate for police

The police union didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but FOP Lodge #7 President John Catanzara posted a YouTube video late Wednesday acknowledging officers would be forced to get the vaccine.

Labor arbitrator upholds Chicago's vaccine mandate for police
Police

CPD releases new foot pursuit policy draft, open for comment

The Department said in a press release the revised policy builds on the temporary foot pursuit policy that was implemented last year. The draft will remain open for public comment for 15 days, starting today.

CPD releases new foot pursuit policy draft, open for comment
Police

Suspect in custody had ambushed, shot Gary officer

Gary Police were initially uncertain whether any additional suspects were at large, but investigators determined “there was one subject that engaged in the gunfire with Sgt. Fazekas and that individual was in custody."

Suspect in custody had ambushed, shot Gary officer