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All charges dropped against actor Jussie Smollett

The "Empire" actor was accused of faking a hate crime against himself.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
Jussie Smollett

Chicago police released photos of two persons of interest in alleged attack on Jussie Smollett

Two people were captured on camera in the area around the time Smollett says he was attacked.
Tess Owen
1.31.19
Chicago

Chicago police department's "Code of Silence" goes on trial in Laquan McDonald cover-up

Public interest in the case exploded after Chicago released damning dash-cam video contradicting police claims.
Tess Owen
11.27.18
Unfriendly Skies

United Airlines says employees followed policy in removing man from overbooked flight

Carter Sherman
4.10.17
Chicago Police

The five most outrageous parts of the DOJ’s Chicago Police report

Keegan Hamilton
1.13.17
News

A Chicago Cop Is Suing the Family of a Teenager He Killed Over 'Emotional Trauma'

The latest high-profile case of a fatal police shooting in Chicago has taken a bizarre turn.
Matt Taylor
2.9.16
News

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.
Justin Glawe
12.9.15
News

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.
Allie Conti
5.27.15
News

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.
Justin Glawe
5.15.15
News

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.
Justin Glawe
3.31.15
Stuff

Our Three-Year Struggle to Get Chicago to Admit We Were Beaten by the Police

In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be cops with the Chicago Police Department, an encounter that came to define our lives.
Matthew Clark and Anonymous
12.29.14
News

Why Black Chicagoans Distrust and Fear the Police

Two weeks ago a pair of black teenagers were killed by Chicago cops in separate incidents, and residents have taken to the streets to protest, resulting in yet more clashes between a police department and a community that don't trust each other.
Justin Glawe
9.9.14
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