Laquan mcdonald shooting
The formal request says Chicago States Attorney Anita Alvarez is too cozy with police to be trusted with the first-degree murder case.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he didn't understand the gravity of Laquan McDonald's shooting death at the hands of a Chicago
Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct in the 17-year-old's death.
The choice between support for police and support for Black Lives Matter is a false choice. The critical questions the movement raises are questions that must be addressed in the interest of us all. They are questions that must be asked, too, in the interest of the "good cops" trotted out in response to news reports about the bad ones.
The Illinois attorney general had asked for a probe Dec. 1.
Brandon Smith says he kept pushing, even after his FOIA request was denied.
Bail was set at $1.5 million, of which 10 percent had to be posted.
Jabari R. Dean, 21, of Chicago, threatened to kill 16 white male students or staff at the school.
Jackson called for "bold comprehensive change" in the Chicago PD and in the criminal justice system.