The white former Chicago police officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald in 2014 has been sentenced to 81 months in prison. Judge Vincent Gaughan issued the sentence on Friday for Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was found guilty in October of 2018 of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each […]

A white police officer has been found guilty in the murder of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was fatally shot in 2014. The jury of eight women and four men announced the verdict Friday afternoon, one day after they began deliberating. Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated […]

McDonald was shot and killed by police officers back in 2014.   Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is seeking to fire seven officers for allegedly falsifying information in the Laquan McDonald shooting, CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. Officers were advised of Johnson’s decision via email. The Independent Police Review Authority delegated the McDonald investigation […]

The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 million payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s.


Jordan Marsh, senior corporation counsel for the city, resigned after a judge ordered a new case in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jason Van Dyke's lawyer entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday before a Cook County trial judge.

Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.

The news comes a year after reports of fatalities and injuries at the hands of police--most recently Laquan McDonald in Chicago--amid widening frustration over the lack of official recordings of the incidents.

Images surfaced of Chicago police officers viewing Burger King footage, which reportedly shows the moments before Laquan McDonald's death.

Now we’re wondering when Emanuel is going to take the hint and resign, too. Update at 12/1/2015, 2:38 pm: Chi-town Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally broke down to protestors’ demands at demonstrations for Laquan McDonald and fired Garry McCarthy, the city’s Police Superintendent. In a press conference earlier today, Emanuel said: “A police officer is only […]