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Photographing Shootings in Chicago on a Long, Hot Summer Night

By Justin Glawe Sep 3 2014 It’s 1:30 AM on the morning of July 5, and we’re flying down the expressway at 90 miles an hour. Someone has just been shot near West 63rd Street and South Austin Avenue—we know this from the Twitter accounts operated by police-scanner geeks and …

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Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force

Sun, 07/27/2014 – 6:35pm Stefano Esposito AND RUMMANA HUSSAIN A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. Slawomir Plewa could …

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Is Facebook working with Chicago cops to block you from posting about protests?

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Chicago ‘Code Of Silence:’ 2 Police Officers Claim Blacklisting Over Reporting Corruption

Two Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that high-ranking Chicago Police Department officials blacklisted them after they attempted to blow the whistle on crooked colleagues who were engaged in illegal activities. Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria allege in the lawsuit [PDF] that they saw police colleagues shaking …

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Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches.. …

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Chicago Cops Taser 8-month Pregnant Woman for Parking Violation

June 8, 2012 The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department says that the reason one of his officers used a Taser stun gun on a woman days away from giving birth because “you can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.” At eight-months pregnant, Tiffany Rent says she would think officers …

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Chicago’s tech guru envisions ‘smart’ services

Tolva is counting on his chief data officer, Brett Goldstein, to expand upon Goldstein’s work developing a Chicago Police Department program that aims to predict when and where crime will happen. “We want to apply analytics to sets of data to identify patterns,” Tolva said. That could mean comparing a …

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Cops dodge questions in David Koschman homicide case

We’ve hit what I call the “FOIA Stone Wall.” “FOIA” stands for the Freedom of Information Act, one of the most important tools in a reporter’s toolbox when it comes to finding out what government knew and when it knew it. Authorities, by law, are obligated to respond. But in …

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Chicago Police Department to Host Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement Conference

Chicago – The SMILE Conference to be held May 9-11, 2011 The SMILE Conference brings together a widely respected group of law enforcement professionals, public information officers and neighborhood watch members to help add another vital weapon to their arsenal – social media. Additionally, SMILE attendees will receive the latest …

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