Mayor Rahm Emanuel Pushes For Tougher Gun Possession Penalties

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and law enforcement personnel are seeking to toughen Illinois gun possession laws. Emanuel is seeking to increase minimum sentencing requirements for people convicted of gun possession from one year to three years in prison, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The mayor and prosecutors are also seeking to require that anyone convicted of felony […]

Mother Sues Police for Excessive Force Against Son

<p>A mother has <a title=”Mother files excessive force lawsuit against police” href=”http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17749084-418/mother-files-excessive-force-lawsuit-against-police.html” target=”_blank”>filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department</a> alleging excessive force.</p> <p>The mother claims that two officers roughed up her 13-year-old son after the cops broke up a group of boys who were banging on buckets, reports the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>.</p> <p>While the boys […]

Chicago Cop Allegedly Hit Bicyclist, Tried to Cover Up Fault

Michael Bergeson, a Chicago Police officer, is accused of crashing his truck into a bicyclist while off duty and then fleeing the scene, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Later, Bergeson allegedly filed a phony police report blaming his victim for the crash, authorities said. He’s now facing serious criminal charges, including leaving the scene of an […]