Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsChicago Police
IN THE NEWS

Chicago Police

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1996
In regard to "Even the Pigs Have Something to Say," July 2: The former Chicago police officers' attempts at historical revisionism regarding their actions at the 1968 Democratic convention prove the old adage still applies. One cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. BRIAN KORBELIK Pasadena
ARTICLES BY DATE
NATIONAL
September 20, 2013 | By Stacy St. Clair
CHICAGO - Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park late Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs. Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62-millimeter rounds, which are typically used in AK-47 assault rifles.
Advertisement
NATIONAL
May 20, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Anti-NATO protestors clashed with riot police in Chicago on Sunday afternoon when some demonstrators refused to leave an intersection they had occupied. It's not immediately clear how the clashes around Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road began. After some military veterans threw away their medals in a protest before 5 p.m., demonstrators were told they could leave on buses parked to the west. A WGN-TV reporter said black-clad anarchists chanted, “Don't move west” and “Shut down NATO.” The foreign dignitaries were meeting at McCormick Place, a few blocks away and out of sight of the disturbance.
NATIONAL
September 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The week began with 12 people shot to death in the nation's capital of Washington and ended with 13 shot and wounded in a park in Chicago, dubbed the nation's murder capital because of its high rate of violence. Three of the victims of the Chicago attack, including a 3-year-old child, were listed in critical condition Friday morning, a spokesman for the Chicago police told the Los Angeles Times. Ten others are listed in serious or fair condition in various hospitals, the spokesman said.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A pervasive culture of silence in the Chicago Police Department led officers to try to cover up the brutal 2007 bar beating of a 115-pound bartender by a 225-pound off-duty officer, a federal jury has decided. It was a big win for the plaintiff, Karolina Obrycka, who filed suit five years ago, and a big loss for the city. The jury awarded Obrycka $850,000 in damages  Tuesday, deciding the police department had enabled the disgraced officer, Anthony Abbate, and shielded him from the attack's consequences until the case went public.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago Police Department will disband an elite drug and gang unit under state and federal investigation for allegations including armed violence, home invasion, kidnapping and plotting a murder for hire, officials said. "The recent incidents involving officer misconduct have been disheartening and demoralizing, especially to the officers who serve this department honorably every single day," said interim Police Supt. Dana Starks.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago's police superintendent said he was stepping down as head of the beleaguered department, but he would not say what role two videotaped beatings involving off-duty officers had in his decision. Last month, prosecutors filed felony charges against an officer accused of beating a female bartender. Six other officers were removed from street duty after being accused of assaulting four businessmen in a bar. Superintendent Philip J.
NATIONAL
September 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Metra commuter train struck and killed a Chicago police officer as he investigated possible drug activity from a railroad overpass, authorities said. The officer was struck about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train as it traveled through Chicago's South Side. Chicago police spokesman Pat Camden said the victim's partner had warned him the train was approaching, but he was unable to step out of its path in time.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley picked a Philadelphia FBI official to lead a Police Department tarnished by allegations of misconduct and abuse. J.P. "Jody" Weis, 49, was named to succeed Police Supt. Phil Cline, who announced his retirement this year. The City Council must approve Weis' appointment.
NEWS
February 8, 1992 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police officers and commanders in Chicago engaged in "systematic" torture and abuse of suspects over a 13-year period, according to a report released Friday. The abuse, which took place between 1973 and 1986, included electric shock, beatings, suffocation and psychological torture, according to the report, which had been prepared in September, 1990, by a civilian oversight board but had been kept secret by police officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV crime drama "Law & Order," died at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, said his publicist, Lori De Waal. Farina's ability to straddle both sides of the law on screen came with a certain ease. He had worked for the Chicago Police Department for 18 years - from 1967 to 1985 - before a chance meeting with director Michael Mann spurred a change in careers in his late 30s. PHOTOS: Dennis Farina's career highlights The two shared a mutual friend, a retired cop, and while Farina was still on the force, Mann cast him in his 1981 neo-noir film "Thief.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Hadiya Pendleton knew she lived in a big world. And the more of it she saw, the better. After returning from Washington, D.C., where the Chicago teenager performed as a majorette during last week's inauguration festivities, she had her eye on her next destination: Paris. For family and friends of the 15-year-old sophomore, who was fatally shot Tuesday in a park near her school on Chicago's South Side, their Hadiya is gone, but her dreams and their memories are not. The victim's mother shook her head and wiped away heavy tears during an interview Tuesday with  WFLD-TV in Chicago: “I'm not worried about where she's going.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A pervasive culture of silence in the Chicago Police Department led officers to try to cover up the brutal 2007 bar beating of a 115-pound bartender by a 225-pound off-duty officer, a federal jury has decided. It was a big win for the plaintiff, Karolina Obrycka, who filed suit five years ago, and a big loss for the city. The jury awarded Obrycka $850,000 in damages  Tuesday, deciding the police department had enabled the disgraced officer, Anthony Abbate, and shielded him from the attack's consequences until the case went public.
NATIONAL
May 22, 2012 | By David Horsey
The small gangs of destructive knuckleheads who style themselves as anarchists have been the bane of Occupy Wall Street protests this spring. On May Day, the brats in black smashed store windows, bashed cars and fought with police on the streets of Seattle, Oakland, Montreal and other cities. Their antics stole attention from the thousands of peaceful protesters who may have had serious things to say about the expanding divide between rich and poor.  The same thing happened in Chicago over the last few days as a somewhat disjointed but largely peaceful protest outside the NATO summit meeting was upstaged by the arrests of five would-be anarchists on charges of domestic terrorism.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. It's been a busy 24 hours in Chicago as protests against the NATO summit continued for a second day. Two more activists faced terror-related charges on Sunday, a police van apparently struck a protester Saturday night, and activists said police drew guns on a group of citizen journalists. Activists charged Police said Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, of Chicago, "had been planning/conspiring with more than two other individuals in the building of explosives, including molotov cocktails which were to be used/detonated during the NATO summit," according to the Chicago Tribune . Mark Neiweem, 28 - whom authorities also believe to be from Chicago - "engaged in dialogue with a subject, during which time he provided same subject with a list of ingredients that are used in the construction of an explosive device," according to a police report cited by the Tribune.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Anti-NATO protestors clashed with riot police in Chicago on Sunday afternoon when some demonstrators refused to leave an intersection they had occupied. It's not immediately clear how the clashes around Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road began. After some military veterans threw away their medals in a protest before 5 p.m., demonstrators were told they could leave on buses parked to the west. A WGN-TV reporter said black-clad anarchists chanted, “Don't move west” and “Shut down NATO.” The foreign dignitaries were meeting at McCormick Place, a few blocks away and out of sight of the disturbance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1986 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
A man wanted in the 1974 shotgun slaying of a Chicago police officer and the wounding of his patrol partner has been arrested in Santa Ana, police said Friday. Hours after receiving a tip Wednesday that he was living in Santa Ana, detectives located Antonio Guillen Arias, 31, whose address they refused to release. Arias was arrested at 1 a.m. Thursday outside a maze of apartments occupied mostly by Spanish-speaking residents in the 800 block of South Sullivan Street, Police Sgt.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
Aaron Patterson is a death row inmate who claims police officers punched him and suffocated him with a plastic typewriter cover 15 years ago to extract a false confession in the killings of an elderly couple. A few years ago, Patterson's claims might have been dismissed. But beginning Monday, his claims will get a new hearing under orders from the Illinois Supreme Court.
NATIONAL
May 19, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
On the day three men were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism at President Obama's campaign headquarters and other Chicago-area sites, protests on the first day of the NATO summit on Saturday have been vigorous and noisy but largely peaceful. Frequent updates from the Chicago Tribune website show that about 30 people came out in support of the three men arrested Wednesday on suspicion of planning to hit President Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house and police stations with Molotov cocktails.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2010 | By Alejandra Cancino
Chicago police agreed Tuesday to take a look at the 70-year-old unsolved slaying of Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer who may have cooperated with federal authorities against Al Capone. The unusual request came from Chicago politician Edward Burke in advance of the release of a book on the infamous mobster. Burke said his intention was simply to set the record straight that it wasn't Eliot Ness who brought Capone to justice. Without O'Hare's cooperation, Burke said, "there never would have been a case against Capone."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|