Tag Archives: Chicago Police

Agreement Reached on Chicago Police “Stop and Search” Practices

News brief by Mary C. Piemonte

Chicago Police Department emblem on building headquarters at 3510 S Michigan Ave

Chicago Police Department emblem on building headquarters at 3510 S Michigan Ave. Photo by Mary C. Piemonte

An official deal has been struck recently between the Chicago Police Department, and the American Civil Liberties Union following a report by the ACLU this March, regarding the questionable stop and search practices and procedures by local police officers. Continue reading

New Police Reform Legislation Awaits Governor Rauner’s Approval

News brief: by Mary C. Piemonte

Rep. Elgie Sims (D - Chicago), joined by members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus discusses the recently passed body camera and police reform legislation

Rep. Elgie Sims (D – Chicago), joined by members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus discusses the recently passed body camera and police reform legislation. Photo courtesy of Rep. Sims

In an attempt to restore the broken trust of communities of color against police officers in the state of Illinois, Rep. Elgie R. Sims Jr (D-Chicago) recently spear-headed some legislation that will update policing regulations to avoid more tragedies. Continue reading