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  1. Man killed in shootout with Chicago cops ID'd as gang memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Members of the Chicago Police Department investigate the scene of a police involved shooting in the 3700 block of West Polk Street in the Homan Square neighborhood in Chicago on Monday, March 14, 2016. Three off... .

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  2. Special prosecutor sought in fatal Chicago police shootingRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Civil rights attorneys, clergymen and several elected officials filed a court petition Tuesday seeking to force Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to hand over the prosecution and any further investigation involving the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to a special prosecutor. The petition, coming as Alvarez is in a heated primary battle for her job in large part because of this case, contends that her demonstrated reluctance to charge police officers and, in particular, her close ties to the police officers' union, creates a "conflict of interest and disqualifies" her from prosecuting Officer Jason Van Dyke and perhaps charge other officers.

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  3. Coalition seeks special prosecutor in fatal police shootingRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A coalition of civil rights attorneys and others filed a court petition Tuesday seeking to force Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to hand over the prosecution and any further investigation involving the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to a special prosecutor. The petition, which comes as Alvarez finds herself in a primary battle for her job in large part because of this case, contends that her ties to police force and the officers' union raise serious questions about her ability and willingness to prosecute Officer Jason Van Dyke and perhaps charge other officers.

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  4. Group wants state's attorney off Chicago fatal shooting caseRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A group of civil rights attorneys and others said Tuesday they have filed a court petition seeking to force Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to hand over the prosecution and any further investigation involving the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to a special prosecutor. The petition, which comes as Alvarez finds herself in the heat of a primary battle for her job in large part because of this case, contends that her ties to police force and the officers' union raise serious questions about her ability and willingness to prosecute Officer Jason Van Dyke and perhaps charge other officers.

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  5. Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 photo, James Sledge, an executive officer at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office in Chicago, holds one of the original autopsy reports from the infamous Valentine's Day mass... . EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - FILE - This Feb. 14, 1929 photo shows the bodies of six of the seven men who were slain in the gangland Valentine's Day massacre on Chicago's North Side.

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  6. Panhandlers take on 1 of nation's largest sheriff's officesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    He and another panhandler brought a suit that... . A man panhandles on the street Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Chicago.

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  7. Chicago officer asked for Taser before teen shotRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Recordings of Chicago police radio traffic surrounding the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer show at least one responding officer asked for a Taser and - given that squad-car video lacks audio - offer a partial glimpse of officers' discussions as events unfolded. The recordings obtained Wednesday by WMAQ-TV through a Freedom of Information Act Request show that one officer pursuing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014, asked if others in the area had stun guns, which are used to subdue suspects with non-lethal force.

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  8. The Latest: Police detain 2 after scuffle at Chicago protestRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The latest developments in the fallout from fatal police shootings in Chicago and a federal civil rights investigation into the city's police department : Police officers manning a bicycle barricade on Chicago's Michigan Avenue took two protesters into custody after a scuffle during which police bikes were overturned and officers and protesters grabbed and pushed one another. The protest Thursday is the latest in a series of demonstrations in the city since the release last month of police video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

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  9. The Latest: State lawmaker files Chicago mayor recall billRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Officials have been criticized for the handl... . Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley, middle left, as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in ... CHICAGO - The latest developments in Chicago's efforts to deal with fatal police shootings and police accountability : The proposal would allow a recall election to be initiated by a petition with signatures totaling at least 15 percent of the total votes cast in the previous mayoral election, with at least 50 signatures from each Chicago ward.

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  10. The Latest: Protesters rally for hours after mayor's speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Officials have been criticized for the handl... . Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley, middle left, as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in ... CHICAGO - The latest developments in the city of Chicago's efforts to deal with fatal police shootings and police accountability : Protests that snaked through downtown Chicago streets for hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speech appear to have dispersed, though other demonstrations may take place in the evening hours.

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  11. A guide to Chicago mayor's speech on police reform, protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Emanuel apologized for the 2014 shooting of a black teenager Wednesday ... . A protester carries a caricature of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a march on Michigan Ave., calling for Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign in the wake of a police scandal, Wednesday, De... .

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  12. The Latest: Probe reopened into stun gun, dragging caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Officials have been criticized for the handl... . Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley, middle left, as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in ... CHICAGO - The latest developments in the city of Chicago's efforts to deal with fatal police shootings and police accountability : The new head of a body that investigates allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police says she's reopening the investigation of a black man who died in 2012 after officers used a stun gun on him and dragged him from a jail cell.

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  13. Chicago mayor apologizes for teen's death, vows reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for his resignation. But the former White House chief of staff has said repeatedly that he will not step down.

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  14. The Latest: Chicago police review board leader resignsRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    These are the latest developments in the case involving the 2014 killing of a black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times . Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the head of the city's police review board has resigned and will be replaced with a former federal prosecutor, a move that comes amid protests over the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old by a white police officer.

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  15. The Latest: US to open probe of Chicago Police DepartmentRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    These are the latest developments in the case involving the 2014 killing of a black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times . The Justice Department is expected to announce this week a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department similar to probes of police departments in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. 1 comment

  16. Delay in bringing charges could cost top prosecutor her jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Alvarez, the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Cook County State's Attorney, was... . Cook County State's Attorney candidate Donna More poses for a photograph Dec. 2, 2015, in Chicago.

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  17. Bond set at $1.5M for Chicago officer who fatally shot teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Protesters make their way up North Michigan Avenue on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago as community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a "march for justice" in the wake of the release of video showing an... CHICAGO - A judge on Monday set bond at $1.5 million for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been locked up since Nov. 24, when prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

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  18. The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A protester is silhouetted against Chicago's famed Wrigley Building as he directs others to shutdown traffic on both sides of the Michigan Ave. bridge over the Chicago River, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murd... . This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 photo released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McD... CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer : Chicago police say three people have been arrested during demonstration along the city's high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.

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  19. The Latest: Chicago protesters block store entrancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A protester is silhouetted against Chicago's famed Wrigley Building as he directs others to shutdown traffic on both sides of the Michigan Ave. bridge over the Chicago River, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murd... . This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 photo released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McD... CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer : Hundreds of protesters are blocking entrances to stores in Chicago's high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.

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  20. Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    McDonald, wh... . This undated photo provided by his family shows Laquan McDonald.

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