His name will forever be associated with police brutality in Chicago, yet he never faced criminal charges for the torture he allegedly ordered and took part in. Jon Burge died Wednesday at his home in Florida.
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A 12-person jury will decide Jason Van Dyke’s fate. That decision comes only days before opening arguments are expected to begin in the high-profile murder trial.
A look at mental health resources available to Chicago police officers following the department’s third suicide in the last two months.
A document promised to result in “real and lasting reform” for Chicago police is in the hands of a federal judge. The latest on the consent decree.
Twelve jurors have been selected. Eleven have been sworn in. Suspended Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorneys have one more day to decide if they want a jury trial or a bench trial, with opening arguments expected as soon as Monday.
A bombshell announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a rare public statement from Laquan McDonald’s family set the scene on the eve of Jason Van Dyke’s murder trial.
Two women acting as ride-hailing service drivers have reportedly robbed multiple riders at gunpoint across the Near North Side in recent months, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Authorities are looking for two to three men they believe are responsible for five robberies in the area this month.
A conversation with journalist Jamie Kalven about police accountability as more videos of last month’s fatal police-involved shooting of Harith Augustus come online.
As the high-profile murder case heads to trial in September, a look at key events in the months and years since Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald.
Ronald Kitchen met former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge in 1988. He would go on to spend two decades in prison – including a dozen years on death row – before his exoneration in 2009.
Because Jason Van Dyke’s attorneys claim he was justified in shooting teen Laquan McDonald, prosecutors may not refer to McDonald as a “victim.” However, they may refer to his death as a homicide.
If the mother of Laquan McDonald wants to attend the murder trial of the police officer who shot and killed her son, a judge said Tuesday, she will need to respond to a defense subpoena and show up to court this week.
There is a strong sense of distrust between Chicago police and some of the communities they serve. How does the city repair this relationship?
Norfolk Southern Railway is backing up from a controversial practice following backlash sparked by viral videos.