Chicago police superintendent addresses North Avenue Beach mayhem that left man shot and critically wounded
A 19-year-old man was critically injured after being shot multiple times at North Avenue Beach Tuesday night, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Wednesday morning.chicagotribune.com
Superintendent Brown seeks officer’s firing after he dragged woman by hair, knelt on her neck during George Floyd unrest
Superintendent David Brown filed disciplinary charges with the Chicago Police Board this month against an officer who is accused of dragging a woman by her hair out of a car during 2020 unrest.chicagotribune.com
Two men charged in fatal Chicago shopping district shooting
Two men have been charged in a shooting that left two people dead and seven injured outside a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. Jaylun Sanders, 21, of Chicago, faces two counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of first-degree attempted murder and other charges, Chicago police said in a statement Saturday night. Kameron Abram, 20, of Riverdale, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other charges.news.yahoo.com
Not illegal for teenagers to gather downtown, but officers will take action if they break the law, top cop says
Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Tuesday that while it’s not illegal for youths to gather downtown, officers are prepared to take action if they break the law.chicagotribune.com
Man, 24, charged in shooting of 2 Chicago police officers
A 24-year-old man who allegedly shot and injured two Chicago police officers at an outdoor hot dog stand has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said. Kailo Harris-Caldwell was taken into custody shortly after the shooting early Friday morning. The two police officers' injuries were not life-threatening, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said.news.yahoo.com
Hate crime charges filed against man who allegedly spray-painted swastika on synagogue; another person accosted in West Rogers Park
Hate crime charges were filed Tuesday against a man who allegedly smashed windows and spray-painted swastikas on synagogues and the property of a Jewish girls’ school over the weekend.chicagotribune.com
Mayor Lightfoot asks residents to call tip line to help solve homicides
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Superintendent David Brown held a news conference to ask residents to call a tip line to help solve homicides, in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue on Oct. 30, 2021, in Chicago.chicagotribune.com
Chicago chief: Unvaccinated cops risk retirement benefits
Chicago's police chief has put into writing a threat that officers could be fired if they don't comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccination policy, adding that those who choose to retire rather than adhere to the policy might be putting their retirement benefits at risk. In a memo sent Sunday night, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said that those officers who do choose to retire rather than comply “may be denied retirement credentials,” the Chicago Tribune reported. As it has done throughout this dispute, the Fraternal Order of Police posted instructions on its website about what officers should do if given a direct order to report on the city portal their vaccination status.news.yahoo.com
Brothers charged in weekend shooting that killed Chicago police Officer Ella French and wounded second cop
A pair of Chicago brothers were hit with felony charges Monday after a traffic stop Saturday night in West Englewood ended in tragedy, with Chicago police Officer Ella French fatally shot and her partner badly wounded. Emonte Morgan, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and other charges, police and prosecutors announced. His brother, Eric ...news.yahoo.com
Two disturbances brewing in the Atlantic. Both could become tropical depressions this week
Forecasters are monitoring two systems that were brewing in the Atlantic on Sunday — and both could become tropical depressions later this week, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update.news.yahoo.com
Man shot outside jail in Chicago had up to 64 bullet wounds
A man who was apparently ambushed after being released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago suffered as many as 64 bullet wounds to his head and other parts of his body, police said. The shooting Saturday night killed Londre Sylvester, 31, a police report said. Sylvester had just been released after being fitted for electronic monitoring and was walking to a waiting vehicle when several suspects "exited two separate vehicles and all began to shoot in Sylvester’s direction, striking him numerous times,” the police report said.news.yahoo.com
Police: Man arrested in San Diego after Chicago slaying
A 34-year-old man sought by police in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Puerto Rican culture celebration in Chicago has been arrested in California. Anthony Lorenzi is charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, Chicago police said Saturday. Lorenzi was arrested Friday by U.S. marshals in the parking lot of an apartment complex in San Diego.news.yahoo.com
Police: 3 undercover officers shot, wounded in Chicago
Three undercover law enforcement officers were shot and wounded Wednesday morning while driving onto an expressway on Chicago’s South Side, police said. The three were in an unmarked undercover vehicle on their way to an assignment when they were shot, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. Two of the officers were agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and one was a Chicago officer, Brown said.news.yahoo.com
Chicago police: 100 shot, 18 homicides over holiday weekend
One hundred people — including two police officers — were shot in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, including 18 homicides, the city's police department said Tuesday. Among those injured were at least a dozen children. None of them had died as of Tuesday morning, but at least three of the minors were in critical condition.news.yahoo.com
Cops: Chicago shooter who killed 3 posted social media rants
Those killed included a 30-year-old University of Chicago student from China named Yiran Fan, Anthony Faukner, 20, and Aisha Nevell, 46, a security guard. Wounded were a 77-year-old woman, 81-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Authorities didn't release many details about Nightengale, a Chicago man whose LinkedIn page listed work over the years as a janitor, security guard and forklift operator. In one posted Thursday, Nightengale held a gun to the camera and muttered unintelligible statements as he appeared to be driving. After leaving the store, Nightengale shot a 15-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her mother, leaving the girl in critical condition, police said.
7 Chicago cops suspended for roles in chief's traffic stop
CHICAGO – Seven Chicago police officers have been suspended for their roles the night then-Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV after having several drinks at a bar, according to a report by the city's inspector general released Friday. Brown's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and it was not clear if the suspensions have been served. Further, the officers never gave Johnson a roadside sobriety test and allowed Johnson to drive home after he did nothing more than roll down his window 2 inches. Donald, the officer who filed the lawsuit this week, has acknowledged she was with Johnson that night. Later, media reports and surveillance video from a Chicago bar revealed he had been drinking heavily that night, and Lightfoot fired him for what she said were lies about his actions.
With anger at police high, officers face greater danger
Recent shootings of police officers and protests that have left scores of officers injured are stark reminders of the dangers facing law enforcement around a country grappling with police killings of African Americans. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. There are some 8,000 police agencies around the country, and tens of thousands of uniformed law enforcement officers. Experts and law enforcement officials agree that it is no coincidence that such violence comes at a time when Floyd’s killing and the resulting nationwide protests have thrust law enforcement officers into the spotlight. National Black Lives Matter organizers also say they do not encourage or condone attacks on law enforcement or police supporters.
Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges
Nathan Wallace stands outside of his home holding a button showing his daughter, Natalia Wallace, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. In New York City, there have been 237 homicides in 2020 compared to 181 for the same period last year. After recording 25 homicides in the first seven months of 2019, Boston had 35 during the same period this year. But every day headlines around the country tell story after story of children dying while doing nothing more than being children. Chicago had suffered 440 homicides by the end of July, compared to 290 for the same period last year.
JSO asks for help to find missing 61-year-old man
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville police asked for the communitys help Saturday to find a missing 61-year-old man who has been experiencing memory issues. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said David Brown was last seen around 6:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Waterville Road. Police said they just want to find him to make sure hes OK.Brown is described as a white man with blue eyes and gray hair, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He is believed to be driving a 2007 White Dodge Ram bearing Florida tag 02GGA. The back window of the truck says Texas State Dad.Anyone having seen Brown or with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at 904-630-0500.
1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend
We didn't do it last weekend and the Memorial Day weekend, Superintendent David Brown said of the two weekends that ended with a combined total of 111 people being shot, 24 fatally. As his predecessors did when talking about a bloody weekend, Brown said the most recent spasm of gunfire ended not just with the deaths of rival gang members but with the killing of children. While mayors are typically reluctant to criticize superintendents so early in their tenure, Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn't mince words after Memorial Day weekend, though she has since maintained that she still has confidence in Brown. After a bloody Fathers Day weekend in which more than 100 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, this most recent weekend ended with 62 people being shot, 14 of them fatally. The most recent video showed officers lounging in a congressmans office as people broke into nearby stores during a night of unrest.
Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown listens to a question about the Memorial Day weekend violence during a news conference Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Chicago. Shootings in Chicago left multiple people dead and at least 39 others wounded in the city's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city. The 10 homicides in Chicago that happened from Friday evening to early Tuesday morning were more than the city has seen for the same holiday weekend of the last four years, according to data maintained by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. In 2015, 12 people were killed over the holiday weekend.
Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force
Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, left, speaks to reporters after Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, nominated him to be Chicago's next police superintendent Thursday, April 2, 2020. The third was Ernest Cato, a deputy chief on the Chicago police force. The mayor said one of the things that most impressed her about Brown was that he implemented many reforms in Dallas that the Chicago department is now trying to introduce. During his tenure in Dallas, Brown took steps that were controversial among officers, including making use-of-force data public. In December, just days after Johnson announced his retirement and Lightfoot named Beck as the interim superintendent, the mayor abruptly fired Johnson.