The report identifies the officer as Eric Stillman, 34, listing the officer as a victim in an aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
Adam Toledo was shot and killed after Chicago police chased him following a report of gunfire on March 29.
Trump claimed Tuesday that anti-police-brutality protesters are using cans of soup and tuna as weapons, specifically mentioning the brands Goya Foods and Bumble Bee Seafoods. Trump again touted his administration’s aggressive response to the protests in making his case to voters during his campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The […]
In the wake of the police raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March, no-knock and knock-and-announce searches across the country have faced scrutiny. There’s no nationwide database that tracks them all, but at least 78 civilians and 13 officers have died in police raids that went wrong between 2010 and […]
A violent confrontation ensued Friday in Chicago between protesters attempting to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus and police who responded to protect the statue. Social media posts and news reports indicate protesters threw cans and fireworks at police, while officers were seen hitting protesters with batons and their hands. […]
Two families are suing the Chicago Police Department and Mercy Hospital, alleging that the police and the hospital were negligent in misidentifying a man who was severely beaten and authorizing the wrong family to take him off life support. The family of Alfonso Bennett was shocked when he showed up […]
President Donald Trump said that the dropping of charges against Jussie Smollett is an “embarrassment to our nation.” Trump said the FBI and the Department of Justice would investigate why charges were dropped against the actor, who was accused of staging a hate crime to increase his “Empire” salary. Chicago […]
Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference on Tuesday in which they slammed the Cook County prosecutors’ office for dropping charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Prosecutors have not said why they decided to drop charges, and Johnson said Chicago is “owed an apology.” […]
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday morning to discuss the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett, an actor on the TV show “Empire”, was arrested last week. Prosecutors charged him with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report in connection with his allegation that […]
R. Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg addressed reporters on Friday night after the singer was arrested in Chicago on sexual-abuse charges, saying he doesn’t believe the women accusing Kelly of sexual abuse. “I think all the women are lying. Yes,” Greenberg said. “This has become, ‘Hey I can say R. Kelly […]
The Chicago Police Department’s superintendent, Eddie Johnson, noted on Thursday that more attention was being given to the arrest of the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett than victims of gun violence in the city. “I look out into the crowd, I just wish that the families of gun violence in this […]
Chicago Police laid out their case against Jussie Smollet at a press conference Thursday after his arrest. They said the ‘Empire’ actor staged a homophobic attack as a “publicity stunt” to increase his profile. Supt. Eddie Johnson said that Smollett had manipulated the “hurt and suffering” of others, and may […]
There is no due process in the court of public opinion. As a result, narratives shape public perception, sometimes to great societal detriment. When actor Jussie Smollett claimed to have been savagely attacked, many lawmakers, celebrities, and media outlets immediately ran with the story. Smollett’s claims have since come into […]
The FBI is working with the US Postal Service to look into whether “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was involved in the threatening letter sent to him in January, sources told ABC News. On January 22, a letter containing racist and homophobic threats and a white powder that was determined to […]
CNN reports that investigators believe “Empire” star Jussie Smollett may have paid two men to stage his alleged attack. Smollett’s attorneys deny the reports, though several people have already reacted to the latest development on Twitter. Prominent Republican figures such as Donald Trump Jr. and Laura Ingraham have criticised the […]
Chicago police are reportedly investigating whether an alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was orchestrated. Investigators now believe Smollett may have paid two men to stage the assault, CNN and NBC News reported Saturday, citing law-enforcement sources. A police department spokesman told INSIDER there are “some developments in the […]
Chicago's police routinely used excessive force...
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