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Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to six years and eight months in state prison for second-degree murder. He killed a black 17 year-old named Laquan McDonald. It was the first time that a Chicago police officer was sentenced to prison for a shooting in
State attorneys prosecuting Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer accused of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, finished presenting their case on September 20. The defense called its first witness September 24. The key moment so far in the trial known for the 16 shots Van Dyke fired—his entire magazine—came
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused
The Justice Department released the results of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s record of unlawful policing, including the routine use of brutality or deadly force against residents. The city of Chicago, police, and leadership within the CPD and its police officer union “acknowledge that a code of silence
Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance
A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Chicago-based organizations, activists, and residents came together for a protest and
The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force released a report, which shows the deep and systemic problem of racism within the Chicago Police Department.
In Chicago, there is a notorious individual, who is part of the city’s police union. He spreads disinformation to media by going to scenes immediately after police kill civilians and then fabricates narratives that benefit the officers involved. His name is Pat Camden. Camden comes off as someone who is
Each of the activists represented one of the 16 shots Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke unloaded into Laquan McDonald’s body on October 20, 2014.
New Chicago PD Chief Escalante approved reports on Laquan McDonald’s shooting fabricated by officers, including Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder.