Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.
Many are outraged that an officer under investigation for fatal shootings was returned to street duty. Officials claim it was a mistake.
Chicago's police chief said a climate of fear over protests makes cops reluctant to use their gun. That endangers their lives and public safety.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald's death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel's resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
As the election season ramps up with the topic of policing in minority communities front and center, we thought it imperative to bring you new details regarding the investigations surrounding the tragic deaths that still haunt the nation.
Jeff Asher, a crime analyst and contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com, joined Roland Martin on Wednesday's edition of NewsOne Now to discuss Chicago's spike in crime.
The report notes that police officials last month blamed the unavailability of audio in 80 percent of dash cam videos on officer error and “intentional destruction.”
The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 million payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s.
The emails show that the mayor's staff was “scrambling” on how to deal with and react to the shooting, especially when the media and community activists began ringing the alarm.
The Chicago officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson last year has dropped calls for the court to levy sanctions, or penalties, against the the victim's mother, who allegedly made threats towards him on social media, CBS Chicago reports.