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Five people were arrested on various charges, including trespassing, disorderly conduct and an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant, said Denis Otterness, deputy chief of the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, according to CNN.

The result of this cross-section of crime and meteorological data equated to an "estimated 2.2 percent higher prevalence of violent crime when a neighborhood is on 'the downwind side'" of major roads and/or expressways.

​​   Chicago enters the weekend with at least 14 people wounded in several shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. Six of the shootings happened in a two-hour period during the early hours of Saturday morning, The Chicago Tribune reports. Four of the shootings were reportedly drive-by shootings while others stemmed from robberies and fights. The […]

An organization for abused women is fighting for the release of a pregnant Chicago mother currently facing jail time for killing her abusive boyfriend.

Federal lawyers met with Chicago community leaders and clergy and handed out instructions on how to file complaints against cops.

A grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment on six murder charges and one count of official misconduct against a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans, 53, was cleared of all charges stemming from the 2013 incident involving Rickey Williams, even in the face of the prosecution's most compelling evidence -- Williams' DNA on the officer's firearm

On the same day that Rahm Emanuel apologized for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a state lawmaker introduced a measure in Springfield, Illinois to recall the beleaguered Chicago mayor, according to ThinkProgress. The reason the bill is necessary is because there is no legal mechanism to recall the mayor–a vestige of the city’s corrupt “political machine […]

Accused shooter Robert Lewis Dear went on a rant admitting he is guilty of murder and claiming that he is a “warrior for babies.”

The 2012 video released Monday evening shows police using a Taser on Philip Coleman, 38, who later died. The footage comes in the wake of protests that erupted in the city after both the Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson videos were released in the past month.

The video of Ronald Johnson's shooting was released by Alvarez's office during a press conference explaining key details of the video on Monday. The shooting happened eight days before Laquan McDonald was also fatally shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014.

Constantine "Dean" Andrews, the Chicago Police Department's chief of detectives, has resigned following the announcement that the Department of Justice will investigate the department.