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Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional ...

Illinois man accused of threatening inauguration violence

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man accused of threatening to take the lives of President-elect Joe Biden and other Democrats at the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C., has been arrested, pro...

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next d...

Chicago police union head apologizes for defending mob

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the Chicago Police officers’ union apologized Friday for defending the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and downplaying this week's violence that left four p...

Rioters fired, face company boycotts after storming Capitol

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next d...

Video shows woman after being struck by Chicago police SUV

CHICAGO (AP) — The release of video from an officer's body camera showing a woman on the ground after being struck by a police SUV marks the second time in less than a month that Chicago police video ...

Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of homicides and shootings in Chicago spiked dramatically in 2020, ending with more bloodshed than in all but one year in more than two decades, statistics released by police...

As COVID-19 ravages US, shootings, killings are also up

DETROIT (AP) — When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shooting...

Chicago officers involved in wrong raid placed on desk duty

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers who wrongly raided the home of a Black woman who wasn't allowed to dress before being handcuffed have been placed on desk duty, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday....

Video shows Chicago cops storming into wrong home

CHICAGO (AP) — A civilian police review board confirmed Tuesday it is investigating allegations that Chicago police officers serving a search warrant last year barged into the wrong home and handcuffe...

Judge tosses more drug convictions in Chicago cop scandal

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out the felony drug convictions of six men who were framed by a disgraced former Chicago police sergeant's team, bringing to 100 the number of overturned convic...

Chicago archdiocese to pay $1.5 million in sexual abuse suit

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says he was sexually abused as a child by a defrocked priest who was convicted of sexual...

Rules about police wearing masks vary widely across US

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Although authorities have been encouraging people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many police departments leave it up to officers to decide whether to cover th...

COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about ...

Protesters sue Chicago Police over 'brutal, violent' tactics

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally...