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Chicago Women Sue Disgraced Former Cops Over False Arrests

On the list of disgraced and corrupt Chicago cops, former officers Xavier Elizondo and David Salgado will always have prominent places. The two were convicted last October of manufacturing evidence, stealing money and drugs and then engaging in a cover-up of their criminal activities.

Sun-Times: Chicago cops lied about last year’s ‘first’ gun arrest

In 2019, the Chicago Police Department made national headlines after it announced that its very first gun arrest of the new year had taken place just one minute after midnight of January 1st. The announcement highlighted the department’s focus on making weapons arrests – except that it was not the first gun arrest of 2019. And two weeks after the arrest, the weapons charge was dropped.

Suburban city manager under investigation in hit-and-run

Southwest suburb Oak Lawn placed its city manager on administrative leave days after a hit-and-run crash in which he was apparently the driver. Village Manager Larry Deetjen is accused in a hit-and-run that left a 48-year-old man with critical injuries.

Body-cam recording reveals Chicago police missteps in botched raid

After the recent revelations in video obtained from Chicago police officer body cameras, is it any wonder that many city residents doubt the word of cops? According to the recordings, Chicago police officers can be heard breaking through the door of a family’s home and then continuing their search – even though after they realized they had entered the wrong residence.

Illinois court strikes down Chicago Police Department practice

A divided Illinois appellate court recently stated that a decision striking down a controversial law enforcement practice used only in Cook County will not have dire consequences for the one department affected. “Our decision merely puts the Chicago police officers on equal footing with their colleagues in other departments throughout the State of Illinois.”

Insurance fraud allegations filed against three suspects

There are a number of different types of fraud that interest Chicago, Illinois and federal investigators, including schemes involving mortgages, health care, taxes, embezzlement and more. We read recently of allegations that three people far south of us participated in an insurance fraud involving motor vehicle identification numbers (VIN).

Chicago police investigate possible false report from alderman

It is an understatement, at the very least, to say Chicago has has a colorful political history. Another chapter was added recently when law enforcement officials said they are opening an investigation into whether Alderman Joe Moreno filed a false report about a stolen car.

Some sex charges dropped against Chicago Heights parks police chief

Though the population of Chicago Heights has been in steady decline since the 1970s, it still boasts a population of slightly more than 30,000 residents. The south suburb garnered headlines after its Park District police chief was arrested in October on charges of non-consensual dissemination of sexual images and intimidation.

After months-long investigation, arrests on white collar charges

Investigations of white collar crime can often be slow-moving, taking weeks, months and sometimes even more. A law enforcement investigation of two women recently arrested far south of Chicago reportedly began six months ago, news reports have stated.

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