Lawyers for Chicago Police Officer Marco Proano say the shadow of another notorious police prosecution seemed to loom over Proano’s case.
Mike Rendina is leaving his $180,000-a-year job as senior adviser to the mayor for a private sector job he is still finalizing and would not discuss.
“If they don’t want to do something, either step back for a special prosecutor, or indict,” Emmett Farmer said.
Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered sealed an audio recording and transcript of an interview Van Dyke gave to IPRA after he shot Laquan McDonald, 17.
Former CPD Officer Gildardo Sierra shot and killed Flint Farmer in the back as the unarmed man fled from Sierra and his partner in June 2011.
Special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes on Tuesday said “several individuals names” came up as the grand jury continues its investigation.
Ousted Chicago Public Schools principal Troy LaRaviere, one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most vociferous critics, is exploring a mayoral run in 2019.
Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled that prosecutors can use statements Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke gave to union reps.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will reappoint Police Board President Lori Lightfoot but said there are some conditions.
Ousting a fiercely independent African-American woman would be damaging. But retaining Lori Lightfoot as police board president also has its risks.
Whenever cops and prosecutors behave so wrongly in Chicago, defenders insist it was a one-off. This is not true.
Defense attorney Dan Herbert formally told a Cook County judge that he planned to file a motion seeking a change of venue for Jason Van Dyke’s trial.
Judge Domenica Stephenson was appointed to hear the case involving three Chicago Police officers accused of covering up for Jason Van Dyke.
Special Prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes filed a motion to swap Cook County Judge Diane Gordon Cannon for another judge.
The officers made their first court appearance since being indicted last month on charges stemming from the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.