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In this Saturday, July 25, 2020, file photo, the words "I can't breathe" are flashed on a wall during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The urgency to reform is bipartisan, as both Democratic and Republican majorities in various legislatures have moved quickly to pass bills banning chokeholds, making it easier to hold officers legally accountable for their actions and other reforms. 

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The CPD has named Deborah Pascua as its ADA compliance officer. In that role she’ll be tasked with ensuring “meaningful access to CPD programs, services and activities” for individuals with disabilities.

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Family and friends of teen activist Caleb Reed gather outside Mather High School Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Reed, 17, died Sunday after he was shot days earlier. (Matt Masterson / WTTW News)

The 17-year-old worked as a youth leader with Voices of Youth in Chicago Education and had sought the removal of police officers from Chicago schools. He died Sunday, two days after he was shot in Rogers Park.

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The man accused of gunning down Janari Ricks last week was “hunting” for a victim, Cook County prosecutors said, after he was seen on surveillance footage peering over fences in the area while “looking for somebody to shoot.”

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Chicago police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting death of Janari Ricks near the Cabrini Rowhouses on Friday night. Criminal charges are expected to be filed in the coming days.

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According to data released by the Chicago Police Department, the city saw 105 homicides in July — an increase of 138% compared to July 2019. Despite that increase, police say overall crime numbers are trending down.

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Illinois will close five large juvenile detention centers as part of a plan unveiled Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in an effort to “transform” the current system, which Pritzker called “too punitive and too ineffective.”

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Chicago Police investigate at the 25th District station on the Northwest Side, after several officers were shot outside the station, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times)

The man accused of wounding three Chicago police officers in a shootout outside a Northwest Side police station Thursday morning has been charged with six counts of attempted murder and multiple other felonies.

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Three Chicago Police officers were shot, including one who was struck in the neck, outside a Northwest side police station Thursday by an offender who had been arrested as a suspect in a June carjacking.

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On Tuesday, a high-ranking chief in the Chicago Police Department is believed to have committed suicide — and research shows the suicide rate for Chicago officers is higher than the national average.

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David Brown is sworn in as police superintendent by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after unanimous approval by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Brown’s wife and daughter are also pictured. (@Chicago_Police / Twitter photo)

After nearly 100 days at the helm of the Chicago Police Department, the superintendent’s tenure has been anything but average, as he faces an ongoing pandemic, protests and a surge in gun violence. 

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Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (WTTW News)

The Secret Service agent who took a bullet to protect President Ronald Reagan has spent the last 26 years as chief of police in Orland Park. We speak with Tim McCarthy ahead of his Aug. 1 retirement.

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Attorney General William Barr listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice as a video plays in the background on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla / Pool via AP)

Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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Federal officers advance of demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Monday, July 27, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and five other major U.S. cities appealed Monday to Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarized agents to cities that don’t want their presence.

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After a mass shooting outside a funeral home in Auburn Gresham last week, Chicago’s top cop said the city’s problem with gang violence is huge in scope. But do numbers tell the full story?

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Miracle Boyd of GoodKids Mad City speaks at the “Love March” event on Saturday, July 25, 2020. (WTTW News)

Several hundred people participated in a march against gun violence as neighborhoods across Chicago deal with a recent spike in violence  — and as the city prepares for an influx of federal agents at the behest of President Trump.