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Chicago Finally Fired 4 Cops Accused of Covering Up the Murder of Laquan McDonald

They had been on desk duty since 2016.
Emma Ockerman
7.19.19
hate crimes

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 just arrested Jussie Smollett

The actor claimed he was attacked by two masked men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs.
Tess Owen
2.21.19
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
Jason Van Dyke

Prosecutors wanted at least 18 years in prison for Jason Van Dyke. He just got less than 7.

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.
Tess Owen
1.19.19
Chicago Police

Chicago police officers found not guilty of conspiring to cover up Laquan McDonald's death

They were accused of falsifying police reports after their colleague, Jason Van Dyke, fired 16 shots at the 17-year-old black teenager.
Tess Owen
1.17.19
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
Police Shooting

Chicago cop said the black, autistic 18-year-old he shot had a gun. The teen wasn't armed.

“He pulled a gun on me, walked up to the car,” the officer told the dispatcher. “I had to shoot.”
Tess Owen
10.17.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Chicago police left a "bait truck" full of Nikes in a predominantly black neighborhood

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.
Emma Ockerman
Dexter Thomas
8.14.18
police

Chicago police release footage of cop shooting black man as he scales a fence unarmed

Tess Owen
7.26.18
Policing

Chicago cop gets 5 years for shooting into car full of black teens

Tess Owen
11.21.17
police

15 men were framed by corrupt Chicago cops. Now they're being exonerated.

Alexa Liautaud
11.17.17
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