I Was Tortured into Giving a False Confession to Chicago Police
"I never knew about cops setting people up until it happened to me."
People in Chicago Don't Need a Report to Know the Cops Are Racist As Hell
From being used as target practice to enduring physical and verbal abuse to an utter lack of accountability, it's what locals have been saying all along.
What We Know About the Double Killing by Chicago Cops This Weekend
A disturbed teenager and a middle-aged grandmother were shot to death by a police force that was already under intense scrutiny from all sides.
Why the Agency That's Supposed to Hold Chicago Cops Accountable Is Such a Failure
A veteran cop and independent police investigator explains why it's so hard to get the police under control in Chicago.
Finally, the Federal Government Is Investigating the Notoriously Brutal Chicago Police Department
The Department of Justice probe comes less than two weeks after the release of the graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times.
A New Database Reveals Just How Rarely Chicago Cops Get Punished
Data gathered from lawsuits and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests paint an ugly picture of police accountability in the Windy City, with whites getting their complaints addressed far more often than blacks.
The Horrifically Racist Photo That Led to the Firing of a Chicago Cop
Chicago Police Officer Timothy McDermott was fired last year for misconduct, and an old photo where he and another officer are holding rifles over a black man wearing antlers explains why.
Talking to the Journalist Who Uncovered Police Torture in Chicago
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
As Part of a Reparations Deal, Chicago Teens Will Learn About Police Brutality in School
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
Freddy Martinez Is Exposing Chicago Cops' NSA-Style Surveillance Gear
With a lawsuit last summer, Freddy Martinez forced the Chicago Police to admit to purchasing the StingRay, a cell-phone tracking tool. Now he's in the midst of a second suit with the CPD to uncover how they've used the technology.