- Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence Updated: Feb-08-16 2:30 pm
CHICAGO - For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.
- Townhome where mass killers lived to be sold Updated: Feb-05-16 3:41 pm
REDLANDS, California - Doyle Miller says he's ready to sell the townhome he rented to the couple who committed the Southern California terrorist massacre.
- Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling Updated: Feb-05-16 12:54 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gun-rights supporters who challenged Maryland's assault weapon's ban will get another chance to argue that it should be overturned.
- Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling Updated: Feb-04-16 4:58 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Maryland's assault weapons ban implicates its citizens' core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law's constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
- Police task force receives advice at community meeting Updated: Feb-02-16 10:13 pm
CHICAGO - A forum held to get input on recommended changes in the Chicago Police Department heard from city residents.
- Group behind Chicago police misconduct database honored Updated: Jan-26-16 5:21 pm
CHICAGO - A nonprofit journalism group that helped create an interactive database that lists thousands of complaints alleging misconduct by Chicago Police officers has been awarded $400,000.
- AP sources: Bomb in San Bernardino attack was poorly built Updated: Jan-25-16 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - A homemade bomb left behind by the husband and wife who perpetrated a mass shooting at a California social services center failed to detonate because it was poorly constructed, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
- Chicago police chief applicants asked about code of silence Updated: Jan-19-16 4:26 pm
CHICAGO - Those vying to become Chicago's next top cop will be asked how they'd deal with the so-called code of silence among officers.
- Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos Updated: Jan-17-16 7:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Some Illinois lawmakers want to make it harder for police to prevent the release of videos in response to the highly publicized dashcam footage showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.
- Panel begins review of candidates for Chicago police chief Updated: Jan-17-16 5:01 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Board says it has begun its review of candidates to become the city's next police superintendent.
- Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints Updated: Jan-15-16 7:26 pm
CHICAGO - Unions representing Chicago police officers are fighting for the destruction of tens of thousands of documents from disciplinary files dating back several decades, just as activists and community leaders are demanding more access and transparency from a department under intense scrutiny after several controversial police shootings.
- Washington teens face felonies for stealing principal's BMW Updated: Jan-14-16 11:49 am
MARYSVILLE, Washington - Two teenagers in Washington state are facing felony charges for going on a joyride in their assistant principal's BMW.
- US Senate candidate challenges primary opponent's gun stance Updated: Jan-13-16 2:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday questioned whether his primary opponent, who has a top rating from the National Rifle Association, really tempered his position on gun control after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.