Posts tagged "police shootings"

Chicago Reporter police shooting investigation featured on The Rachel Maddow Show

While discussing the broader context of the controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed African American by an Oakland transit cop, Chris Hayes cited The Chicago Reporter’s 2007 fatal police shootings investigation, among other reports, while serving as the guest host on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Visit for breaking news, world news, and news... Read more »

Who disciplines rogue police?

photo courtesy of flickr/litherland A logical person might conclude that the Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has full power to punish his cops for breaking the law or violating the rules of police conduct. That logical person would be wrong. Chicago police superintendents can only make “recommendations.” And in the past 10 years, 63 percent... Read more »

Recent police shootings raise questions about oversight

This week, the Chicago Tribune’s John Byrne shows how recent police shootings in Libertyville, Riverdale and Rockford have raised questions and calls for greater scrutiny. Some departments are using law enforcement officials from other departments to investigate questionable shootings. For years, Chicago activists have called for civilian review of police. They haven’t gotten it, but... Read more »