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16 shots and a cover up, black lives matter, chicago police, david march, jason van dyke, joseph walsh, laquan mcdonald, police corruption, thomas gaffney -

In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They are facing criminal “code of silence” charges—the first Chicago cops to ever do so.

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Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday in the shooting death of a Chicago teen, Laquan McDonald, who died at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. The defense rested their case on Wednesday, and as early as this afternoon, a Cook County jury will decide Van Dyke’s fate, and along with it,…

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While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor and Illinois’ attorney general unveiled an updated plan Thursday to reform the […]

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A new study that analyzes more than 10 years of civilian complaints finds that Chicago police officers with the highest numbers of complaints are also the most likely to have high-profile (and high-cost) civil rights lawsuits filed against them in the future.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a press conference Tuesday morning that he will not seek re-election for a third term.

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The bodies of two teens reported missing in Chicago last week were discovered shot to […]

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In one of the deadliest weekends so far this year, Chicago police have made their first arrest after 12 died and 66 were injured in a spasm of gun violence, according to CBS News.   READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch Police attributed the bloody weekend mostly to gangs as […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council Wednesday approved a settlement of nearly $3 million […]

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The family of a Chicago teen, Kenneka Jenkins is demanding answers after the young woman’s […]

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Four Black Chicago teens are in police custody after disturbing footage of them forcibly restraining […]

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Protesters rallied over the weekend in front of the secretive CIA-style “black site” operated for […]

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In reaction to the New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Daniel […]

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Protesters in Chicago are claiming that police are using Stingray surveillance to monitor their activity. […]

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