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Prosecutors Drop All 16 Charges Against Jussie Smollett

The state’s attorney’s office says the actor’s community service and agreement to forfeit his bond led it to dismiss the charges.

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Should Jussie Smollett Have Been Indicted on 16 Felony Counts?

Twitter users weigh in on the latest development in the case.

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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer could be back on the street in just over three years.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

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What You Need to Know About the Police Killing of Harith 'Snoop' Augustus

A Chicago Police Department officer accused Augustus of selling loose cigarettes. He was fatally wounded seconds later.

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Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge

Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh’s trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald’s killer, Jason Van Dyke.

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3 Chicago Cops Indicted in Cover-up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh each face felony conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice charges for their alleged role in protecting former officer Jason Van Dyke.

Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Court Monitoring of Chicago Police Department Reform

“This is the community stepping up when the government refuses to act and when it has long been clear that the city is incapable of acting on its own.”

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Chicago Cop Indicted For Killing Jose Nieves

Prosecutors charged Lowell Houser with first-degree murder.

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DOJ: Chicago PD Uses Excessive Force in Communities of Color

The Department of Justice’s investigation was sparked by the death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of former officer Jason Van Dyke.

UPDATE: Chicago Youth Charged With Hate Crime for Allegedly Assaulting Teen With Intellectual Disability

Someone shouted, “F*ck Donald Trump” and “F*ck White people” during a live broadcast of the interaction. Prosecutors are considering hate crime charges.

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Chicago PD Officer Suspended for Killing Unarmed Man

The unidentified officer was off duty when he shot Jose Nieves.

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Chicago Police Kill Joshua Beal After Cousin's Funeral

Activists who gathered to support his family were met with racist epithets from “hostile” police supporters.

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Vic Mensa Survives Police Violence in Provocative New '16 Shots' Video

The rapper’s new video, which premiered as a Tidal exclusive this weekend, features snippets from the video of Laquan McDonald’s death at the hands of former Chicago Police Department officer Jason Van Dyke.

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Witness to Laquan McDonald's Death Says Police Pressured Her to Change Story

Alma Benitez’s filed a federal lawsuit alleging intentional coverup and intimidation by officers who asked her about the police-involved shooting.

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Grand Jury to Investigate Cover Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Seven Chicago Police Department officers were fired last month for their role in the officer-involved shooting. Now, they might face criminal charges.

7 Chicago Cops Implicated in Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommended that they be fired for filing false reports that contradict the infamous video of former officer Jason Van Dyke killing McDonald.

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Paul O'Neal Police Shooting Protests in 7 Photos

Activists took to the streets of Chicago to protest police violence that caused the death of the unarmed Black teenager.

Chicago Officials Release 101 Videos Documenting Alleged Officer Violence

Independent Police Review Authority chief Sharon Fairley: “It has been clear that we all agree that there’s a lack of trust and that increased transparency is essential to rebuilding that trust.”

Rahm Emanuel Will Disband Chicago's Police Authority, Create Civilian Body to Oversee System

“The new board will give a voice to Chicago residents whose lives are affected daily by police practices.”