Federal Jury Awards $1.17M to Man Wrongfully Charged With Double HomicideA federal jury awarded $1.17 million to a man who was wrongfully charged with double homicide in Chicago in 2012 and spent almost two years in jail. Ramiro Bahena was released from Cook County Jail in 2014 after finding that the only eyewitness was legally blind and had been pressured into identifying him as the shooter.
Chicago Attorneys Get $1.85M For Family Of Man Killed In Portage Police ShootingA pair of Chicago attorneys secured a $1.85 million settlement for the family of an unarmed Black man shot by police during a 2017 traffic stop. Settlement funds were distributed April 13, according to Plaintiff's attorneys.
CPD Discipline Process Under Microscope as Chicago Cops Face Misconduct complaintsThe Chicago Police Department's discipline process is under the microscope. So is the review process of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and so is the police union's defense of the sometimes defenseless.
Attorney for Mcdonald family speaks out on video releasePolice dash cam video showing the shooting of Laquan Mcdonald was recorded last year and a judge ordered that the two to three minute recording be released no later than November 25th.
Chicago turns cynical in the wake of Jussie Smollett’s dropped criminal chargesCHICAGO — At Manny’s, a Jewish deli in the South Loop, the usual lunchtime chatter was overtaken this week by the whiplash news about actor Jussie Smollett and the charges he no longer faces for what police say was a staged hate crime.
James Hunt, Cop Who Said He’s Killed ‘Mother——s,’ Shot DeSean Pittman 10 Times In 2014CHICAGO (CBS) — A new federal Lawsuit takes aim at a Chicago police officer who went viral for claiming “I kill mother——s.” Turns out that officer did kill a teenager who was suspected of killing another man in a shootout in 2014. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards has been working this story for months. It’s a story in shades of gray that begins with a grieving grandmother and a viral boast.
Audio Missing on Dashcam Video of Teen Shot 16 Times by Chicago Cop: AttorneysVideo captured by an in-camera squad car on the night a Chicago Police officer shot and killed 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald does not contain audio, according to attorneys for the McDonald family, who have viewed the tape.
Hearing set on release of controversial video showing teen’s death by Chicago copsCHICAGO -- A hearing is set for Thursday on the matter of releasing a controversial and allegedly graphic dashcam video which shows Chicago police fatally shooting a teen last year.
Jury awards siblings $4.7 million for shooting by Chicago copA woman and her two brothers were shot by a Chicago police officer. Now, a jury says the cop went too far and they're owed almost five million dollars by the city, including half a million from the police officer.
Attorneys: Chicago cops falsified witnesses' accounts, threatened themChicago (CNN)At least three witnesses to the Laquan McDonald police killing were questioned for hours, threatened by officers and ordered to change their accounts to match the official Chicago police version of the shooting, the attorneys for the teen's estate say.
Missing Minutes From Security Video Raises QuestionsChicago police officers deleted footage from a security camera at a Burger King restaurant located fewer than 100 yards from where 17-year old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed, according to a Chicago-area district manager for the food chain.