Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city agencies announced the launch of the Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement (CARE) program’s new data dashboard, which will provide regular updates on when and how these 911 calls are handled.
Chicago police officers must only engage in foot pursuits under a certain set of circumstances and will be required to continuously re-evaluate the need to continue such a pursuit while it’s in progress, according to a final version of the new policy.
A federal civil right lawsuit Mia Wright and four relatives filed states that they drove to the Brickyard Mall on May 31, 2020, to go shopping and didn’t realize it was closed due to the unrest. The suit alleges that police officers suddenly surrounded their car, broke the windows with their batons and pulled Wright out by her hair.
According to Chicago Police Department data, six people were fatally shot, one person was stabbed to death and 31 total people were shot between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
Andre Gonzalez, 35, has been charged with four felony counts of armed robbery involving a dangerous weapon. A judge ordered him held without bail during a hearing Wednesday afternoon
Beginning Monday, Chicago residents and other organizations can start applying for various rebates on private security devices under the new Home and Business Protection Program.
A Chicago police officer was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon during a traffic stop in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police. That marks second officer from the same police district to be shot in the last week.
“I feel confident in the plan that we have for this weekend, and really for the summer," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday.
The excessive force lawsuit says the seventh grader, who had been a passenger, was complying with orders from several officers running behind him through the grounds of a West Side gas station and screaming for him to put up his hands.
Carjackings in Chicago are up 5% in 2022 compared to the same time last year. Police have arrested 545 people this year in carjacking-related incidents, and of those, more than half are juveniles.
Crime in Chicago usually peaks during the summer months, when hot temperatures force people outside and fray tempers. In recent years, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has been extremely violent.
Multiple teens were among those who were injured in 20 separate shooting incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to Chicago police data.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability in a statement Thursday said the boy survived the shooting and was hospitalized in serious condition.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined local and legislative officials at the Ark of St. Sabina in Chicago to sign HB 4383 into law, effectively banning Illinoisians from building their own unserialized firearms from kits at home.
33 people shot in 28 separate shootings
Chicago police said five people were killed and 28 others were injured in 28 separate shootings over the weekend. That included a 17-year-old killed Friday, a 19-year-old killed Saturday and Seandell Holliday, 16, who was shot and killed near “The Bean” sculpture.
Police Superintendent David Brown said one teen was killed and four others were wounded in a Back of the Yards shooting Tuesday afternoon that investigators believe was the result of escalating gang violence between two factions in the area.