Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is out after coming under widespread criticism for his handling of a high-profile shooting that eventually led to a white officer being charged with the first-degree murder of a black teenager shot 16 times in a Southwest Side street last year, sources told the Tribune on Tuesday.Read more
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Police in North Carolina have charged Katharine F. Lemansky, 45, with animal cruelty after she posted a photo on Facebook of her chocolate Lab mix with its mouth taped shut with duct tape. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to 150 days in jail, a news release said.Read more
Police are investigating the death of the newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital, whose body was found at his Juneau home.
The son of 70-year-old Stephen "Greg" Fisk found the body on Monday afternoon and alerted authorities, a police statement said. Fisk was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fisk had handily defeated incumbent Merrill Sanford in the October election to become mayor.Read more
Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke walked out of Cook County Jail surrounded by supporters Monday night as he pushed through a media throng after his father posted a $150,000 cashier's bond.Read more
Judge Barry Williams told those assembled in the courtroom for the first trial of a police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death that he recently allowed another Circuit Court judge to be seated on a jury.Read more
The first trial in the death of Freddie Gray began Monday with jury selection in the case against Officer William Porter, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old's April death in police custody.Read more