police shootings

Last year, there were 24 instances in which Chicago officers fired their weapons and hit someone. It's the lowest number since the Independent Police Review Authority started keeping track in 2008.

 

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson credits expanded training.

 

Mayor.cityofchicago.org

A Chicago City Council committee is recommending the city pay more than $6.4 million to families of two men who died in police custody.

During a finance committee hearing on Monday, aldermen angrily denounced the officers who ignored the pleas of the parents of Philip Coleman to take him to a hospital for psychiatric treatment before the incident in which he was pulled from his jail cell and shot repeatedly with a stun gun.

Coleman later died after being given an anti-psychiatric drug.

Chicago police fatally shot a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman when responding to a domestic disturbance call early Saturday.

Family members of 19-year-old victim Quintonio LeGrier told The Chicago Tribune that he was acting "agitated" and holding a baseball bat. "His father became worried and called the police," the Tribune reports.

city of Rockford

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey has commented on concerns about the city's police force through a news release.  Dozens of people marched in protest this week over recent officer-involved shootings.  Morrissey says the city supports the free expression of community concerns.