Chicago Police Department
Darren Cole says in a new lawsuit that he has been threatened with violence and punched in the mouth because police continue to believe he is someone else.
In the middle of an uprising, Chicago hopes you’ll choose Uber for your transportation needs.
They had been on desk duty since 2016.
Two people were captured on camera in the area around the time Smollett says he was attacked.
The former Chicago police officer faced up to 96 years in prison for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20, 2014.
They were accused of falsifying police reports after their colleague, Jason Van Dyke, fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old black teenager.
Public interest in the case exploded after Chicago released damning dash-cam video contradicting police claims.
“He pulled a gun on me, walked up to the car,” the officer told the dispatcher. “I had to shoot.”
The "bait truck" outraged community activists, but the practice of "baiting" with everything from cars to cell phones to porch packages is a common police tactic.