Illinois Attorney General Sues Chicago Over Police Practices

Despite federal reluctance, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would work toward a consent decree to overhaul officer training and discriminatory practices.

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence

By MITCH SMITH June 30, 2017 CHICAGO — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local...

3 Chicago Officers Charged With Conspiracy in Laquan McDonald Case

By MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH June 27, 2017 CHICAGO — Three police officers were charged on Tuesday with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation that followed the death of Laquan...

Civil Rights Groups Sue Chicago Over Abuses by Police

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. June 14, 2017 Hoping to step into the breach left by the end of the Obama administration’s aggressive approach to civil rights abuses by the police, a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit against...

Heroin Use? Juvenile Record? For Recruits, Police Forgive Past Sins

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS June 12, 2017 Are you cleanshaven and tattoo-free? What’s your credit score? What about marijuana — ever inhaled? Becoming a police officer has long depended on having the right answers to questions like these. But now, faced...