Chicago Police Oversight Agency Recommends Firing of Officer Who Made an "Offensive Racial Remark" About President Obama

Brendan O'Connor · 06/17/16 09:35AM

A police oversight agency in Chicago has recommended firing an officer who made “an offensive racial remark” about Barack Obama during preparations for his visit to the city last year. While the oversight agency has not publicly disclosed what the remark was, the Washington Post, citing an official familiar with the investigation, reports that the officer referred to the president as a “nigger.”

Report: Chicago Police Department Racist as Hell

Brendan O'Connor · 04/13/16 10:46PM

According to a new report issued by the Police Accountability Task Force, police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color,” confirming empirically what people in the community have known intuitively for decades.

7,000 People Were Detained at Homan Square, Chicago PD's Secretive "Black Site"

Andy Cush · 10/19/15 12:25PM

In February, the Guardian published a deep investigation into Homan Square, a shadowy facility where the Chicago Police Department takes suspects without booking them, entering them into any official database, or giving them access to a telephone or their lawyer. A new Guardian report claims that more than twice as many people have been “disappeared” into Homan as officials initially disclosed.