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4 Chicago police fired for alleged police shooting coverup

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Laquan McDonald's 2014 murder lays bare a deep distrust of government institutions among African Americans

JASON VAN DYKE. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke (C) and his attorney Daniel Herbert (R) listen to proceedings during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on January 18, 2019 in Chicago. Photo by Antonio Perez/AFP

U.S. actor Jussie Smollett due in court over alleged bogus assault report

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 'Empire' actor is arrested and charged with lying to authorities about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago

Police charge Jussie Smollett with filing false report of 'homophobic' assault

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The US actor is facing criminal charges for lying to authorities about being the victim of a 'racist and homophobic attack', Chicago police say

Dozens shot in Chicago due to burst of weekend gun violence

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Police blame much of the carnage on gangs, which run rampant in some of the city's poorest and predominantly minority neighborhoods on the west and south sides

GUN VIOLENCE. Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo bv Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP