Police Refuse To Release Video Of Teen Shot 16 Times Amid ‘Protest Concerns’

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Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal incident despite approving a $5 million settlement for the family Wednesday. The Chicago City Council approved the settlement even though the family of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald didn’t file a […]

Zion IL Police Kill 17 Year Old, Claim He Had a Gun; Won’t Explain Much More

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In what seems to be standard police policy these days, the Zion (Illinois) Police are keeping their pig lips tight regarding important details regarding the shooting death of a 17 year old over the weekend. What’s known now is that an officer shot and killed Justus Howell, shooting him twice in the back. One of those bullets penetrated his heart, […]

Des Plaines Illinois Police Refuse to Investigate Misconduct

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*This story was submitted via CopBlock.org’s Submission tab* My Story…. After an incident where I called the police regarding a threat that was made on my life, the police showed up and arrested me. I was issued a ticket for disturbing the peace. During the arrest, I dislocated my shoulder and was sent to a hospital. When I […]

Orient, IL Police Chief Arrested After Brandishing Gun, Demanding More Booze

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This was originally posted at “the Daily American.” Additional coverage of Chief Brown’s drunken, violent incidents and efforts to gain extra rights with his shiny badge (and gun) can be found here, here, and here, The video embedded below is courtesy of “KFVS 12,” a Southern Illinois CBS affiliate. Any time you come across (or […]

Cop Detains and Illegally Searches Innocent Workers

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Elias M. shared the content below, about the “service” he received from those at the Blue Island, IL. police outfit, via the Cop Block Submissions page. Date of Incident: December 2014 Individuals Involved: Officer Colone Star – Badge #149, An Unidentified Sergeant Outfit: Blue Island (IL) Police Department Phone: 708-597-8601 Email: Mike Cornell – Deputy Chief […]

Illinois State Trooper at “Safety” Checkpoint Violently Confronts Driver for asking Questions (Video)

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Note: This was submitted by Ricardo Treto , via the Cop Block submission page. Date of Incident: 9/20/14 Individual(s) Involved: At least 5 Unidentified  ISP Troopers (per visual count) Outfit Involved: Illinois State Police Phone No./Email: (217) 786-6677/[email protected] Click here to File a Citizen Complain with the Illinois State Police Local Cop Block Affiliate: There […]

Despite zero threat, Chicago Police to start swabbing transit passangers’ bags for explosives

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Alexandra Naples shared the content below about actions done on behalf of security theater that could negatively impact millions of rail riders in and around Chicagoland. Individuals Responsible: Chicago Police employees who employ the tech Outfit: Chicago Police Department Phone: 312-746-6000 Chicago Police employees will soon be swabbing random passangers’ bags for explosives, yet the […]

Chicago “law enforcer” Caught Breaking the Law

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The content below was submitted anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit by someone who knows that badges don’t grant extra rights. So far as we know, there was no victim created by the person’s actions who is pictured, yet the same act is said to be illicit for another person, and thus “justify” the issuance of  a ransom, […]

Attempted ID Check by Thornton Police Employee Shut Down [Video]

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The content below, shared by Eli via CopBlock.org/Submit, documents how a couple of people who knew their rights effectively stood up for them, and filmed, when questioned by an employee of the Thornton (IL) Police Outfit. Date of Interaction: 09-19-14 Outfit: Thornton (IL) Police Department Phone: 708-877-4440 I was working at a bank owned home […]

NEW GROUPS!! Denmark, AL, AR, CA, IL, MI, MT, PA, and WA

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The groups below are now included on the page CopBlock.org/Groups, as well as the map embedded on that page, to make it easier for individuals in their respective communities to connect and collaborate with those around them to affect a positive change. The purpose of this post is much the same – to make more […]