Tag: Chicago Police Department

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Rate of Police Committing Suicide Still Growing in Chicago

The City of Chicago has become notorious for its appallingly high murder rate, but what many may not know is that the harsh reality of living in Chicago has also taken a toll among the City’s thin blue line as seen in the growing number of police suicides.

Members of the Chicago Police Department put up tape and clear the scene of a fatal shooting in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue Sunday, June 26, 2016, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. A 55-year-old man who was shot later died at Mount Sinai Hospital and …

A Bloody Fourth Around Chicago with 37 Shot and 6 Dead in Gang Warfare

As the nation took to backyard BBQs and paused to celebrate the birth of our nation, the incessant gang warfare in and around the Chicago area continued without a hitch with 37 shootings and six deaths over the three-day weekend. The tragic toll included the death of a 39-year-father and his two young girls in a nearby Chicago suburb.

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Six Dead in Chicago Mass Stabbing

On February 4, Chicago Police Department officers discovered five adults and one child stabbed to death in a home in Chicago’s Gage Park.

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Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago–the “Magnificent Mile”–in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald.

Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquon McDonald in Chicago (Screenshot / YouTube / DNAInfo / Chicago PD)

Chicago Police Release Video of Teen’s Shooting Death

The city of Chicago was on edge Tuesday evening as the Chicago Police Department prepared to release a video of the death of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, who was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke in October last year. The teen was black, the officer white.