Five Chicago police officers to be terminated for false statements. A sixth resigned.

CNN. In the latest step of an ongoing effort to heal the mistrust between Chicago law enforcement and city residents, the head of the police department formally moved to fire five officers involved in the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. A sixth officer resigned Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges against Officers Jason Van Dyke, … Read More

Chicago Police Department Charged With Misleading Crime Statistics

In 2014 and 2015 Chicago Magazine published a series of investigative reports by DAVID BERNSTEIN and NOAH ISACKSON asserting that the Chicago Police Department systematically and intentionally published distorted and misleading crime statistics. The Department objected to certain claims but the magazine stood by its story. The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part One APRIL 7, 2014,  The city’s drop in … Read More