Tag: Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Racism Embedded in Chicago Police Department, Report Finds

The Chicago Police Department has a deep-rooted history of systematic racism, a report released Wednesday by the city’s Police Accountability Task Force found. According to the report, the police department has “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color.” Four overarching findings the report…

Chicago Mayor Names New Police Chief, Ignoring Police Board

By Frank Kineavy Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday formally appointed Eddie Johnson, a Black, 27-year veteran of the force, to be the city’s interim police superintendent. Johnson’s appointment follows a tumultuous few months that saw the firing of former police superintendent Garry McCarthy in December amid growing calls for…

More Police Cover-Ups in Chicago

Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has concluded that the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Cedrick LaMont Chatman by a police officer in January 2013 was justified. But the original investigator, Lorenzo Davis, disagrees with this assessment and insists the use of deadly force was unnecessary. Chatman was shot and killed almost…