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County President Criticizes Mayor on Crime

    ToniPreckwinkle

    CHICAGO (AP) — Persistent violent crime prompted a leading Chicago-area politician to criticize Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his police chief Thursday, accusing them of putting too much emphasis on locking people up.

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made her comments about Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy as she fielded

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago Asks Judge to Vacate Landmark Verdict

      CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that leads officers to protect rogue colleagues — a legal move that critics say is calculated to deny others suing over alleged police abuse from citing the decision as a precedent.

      The motion, filed

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago