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Garry McCarthy out as Chicago Police Department superintendent

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.

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Woman who posted photo of dog with taped mouth is charged and could get jail time

The world may now rest easy.

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.

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Death of Alaska mayor investigated; assault 'one of the possibilities'

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.

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Chicago cop in Laquan McDonald shooting freed from jail after posting bond

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.

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Freddie Gray case legal analysis: Jury selection could get complicated

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.

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All potential jurors called Monday morning indicate they are familiar with Freddie Gray case

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.

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