Mayor, police superintendent, fire commissioner hold ribbon cutting for controversial $170 million training facility – Chicago Tribune
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and top officials of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department gathered with dozens of others Wednesday morning for the ribbon cutting for a new $170 million joint-training facility in West Garfield Park.chicagotribune.com
Off-duty Chicago cop ‘interrupts’ robbery, shoots suspect on South Side, police say
The officer took out their weapon and announced who they were, then a struggle ensued between a person involved in the robbery and the officer over the officer’s gun, according to a police statement.chicagotribune.com
‘Look out for each other,’ top cop says as Chicago officials brace for possible mayhem, but hope for enjoyable New Year’s Eve
There will be 1,300 additional police officers working during the weekend, assigned to city streets, the CTA and entertainment districts, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said.chicagotribune.com
Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic
“We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore. The group, mostly consisting of atheists and agnostics, mobilizes to knock on doors and make phone calls on behalf of Democratic candidates “who are pro-science, pro-democracy, whether or not they are actually self-identified secular people,” he said. Voters with no religious affiliation supported Democratic candidates and abortion rights by staggering percentages in the 2022 midterm elections.news.yahoo.com
Two in speeding car killed in fiery South Side car crash that left nearly a dozen others hurt identified: officials
Tyrone Rogers, 19, and Kanye Larkin, 17, were killed in the crash that caused 10 other people to be transported to hospitals, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.chicagotribune.com
2 killed, 8 hospitalized in fiery, wrong-way Chicago crash
A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least eight others hospitalized Wednesday night, police said. Both people inside the speeding Dodge Charger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Chatham, Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters. Brown said the Charger had been reported stolen earlier in the day and authorities found a gun in the car.news.yahoo.com
14 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Halloween night drive-by shooting at Garfield Park, police say
A group was standing on a the corner of South California Avenue and West Polk Street for a vigil when two people from inside a dark SUV began shooting, police said. The vehicle then fled south.chicagotribune.com
Man charged in fatal shooting of grandfather, liquor store clerk in West Rogers Park earlier this month
A 53-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder of a 66-year-old West Rogers Park liquor store clerk who was fatally shot earlier this month, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Friday afternoon.chicagotribune.com
COPA releases video of police shooting that resulted felony charges for two officers
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video Tuesday showing two Chicago police officers in plain clothes shoot a 23-year-old man in Pilsen, resulting in both officers being hit with felony charges.chicagotribune.com
Chaotic drag races and ‘street takeovers’ prompt police crackdown: ‘We are going to be relentless.’
Officers arrested nine people, impounded seven cars and identified 22 vehicles for future impoundment at street takeovers over the weekend, police said. One pedestrian was killed during a suspected drag race.chicagotribune.com
Mayor Lightfoot responds to firing of Chicago police leader of reform effort, calling it ‘palace intrigue’
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday downplayed concerns that Chicago police Superintendent David Brown’s decision to fire the department’s director of reform will hurt the city’s efforts on police reform.chicagotribune.com
CTA, Chicago police to add K-9s, additional officers to transit system following weekend Red Line homicide
The Chicago Police Department is “dedicated to ensuring that the people who ride the CTA are safe,” Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Monday following the fatal shooting of a man on the Red Line.chicagotribune.com
Chicago police to beef up CTA patrols after 4 homicides overnight, including man slain on Red Line
A 29-year-old man was shot and killed while riding on a Red Line train early Saturday on the South Sid. The Chicago Police Department said they will be increasing their presence on the CTA as soon as Sunday.chicagotribune.com
More police promised for Chicago trains after fatal shooting
Chicago police and transit officials on Saturday pledged additional security for the city's trains to stem a spike in violent crime after the shooting death of a passenger overnight. A 29-year-old man, Diuntel Moon, was shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen on a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train on 79th Street in the Chatham neighborhood about 2 a.m. Saturday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference. “No resident should think twice about their safety on any part of CTA or in our neighborhoods.”news.yahoo.com
Officer accused of punching activist at 2020 Columbus statue protest resigns; COPA releases findings
A Chicago police officer who was accused of punching an activist two years ago at a large protest resigned as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released its report on the incident.chicagotribune.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.