COPA Releases Shooting Video

(CHICAGO) — Several videos and audio clips have been released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability in the police involved shooting death of Adam Toledo, 13, in the Little Village neighborhood.

The shooting happened in an alley after Toledo and a man fled from police. An investigation is ongoing.

The videos can be viewed at the following link :


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Former Top Cop: Police Foot Pursuit Policy Doesn’t Exist

(CHICAGO) — There have been calls by the mayor and others in Chicago for a review of police foot pursuit policies but one former police superintendent says there isn’t such a policy in place.

Garry McCarthy tells the Bruce St. James show on WLS AM-890 that there is no policy on the books at CPD that specifically covers foot chases.

“The question I have is what would a foot pursuit policy say? I’m pretty confused about it myself,” McCarthy said. He adds that he’s unsure such a policy could make an impact.

The call for reviews of police policy comes in response to a 13-year-old boy who was shot by police who were pursuing the teen and another suspect.

A gun was recovered at the scene. An investigation continues.

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Candidate Could Make History in McHenry County

(CHICAGO) — Ahead of Tuesday’s municipal elections, a race in McHenry County could make history.

Danijela Sandberg would be the first woman to be elected highway commissioner in Algonquin Township in McHenry County. Already, she has been running the township road department.

“I felt that I needed to get involved and start taking care of what was lacking when the highway commissioner started taking more and more time away from the road district,” Sandberg said. “I felt a sense of urgency to do it and a necessity to help our residents and taxpayers.”

Currently there are only seven female highway commissioners throughout Illinois.

Sandberg, a longtime resident of the Northwest Suburbs, is facing the son-in-law of the former highway commissioner whose family held that post for three generations. A Tea Party candidate upended that family’s run in 2017 but ended up costing the township money as he challenged union members.


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Attorney: Possible Fourth Pfleger Accuser

Attorney for two brothers accusing Pfleger of abuse says CPD is looking at a fourth possible complaint.

By Nick Gale, WLS News

There is a possible fourth person alleging abuse by St. Sabina’s father Michael Pfleger.

Attorney Eugene Hollander, who is representing two brother alleging abuse over 40 years ago, tells The Bruce St. James Show on WLS 890-AM, that in addition to the brothers, there is a third unnamed accuser and possibly a fourth.

“First of all, we have not just the brothers, but a third victim has come forward and said that he was sexually assaulted by Father Pfleger,” Hollander said. “Additionally, I’ve been in communication with the Chicago Police Department, a detective, who told me there is in fact a fourth victim who made a complaint to DCFS and it was turned over to the Chicago Police Department.”

Hollander adds he has no additional details about the complaint.

Meanwhile, his two clients have passed a polygraph test and those results have been submitted to the Chicago Archdiocese, which continues to investigate the allegations.

Pfleger, who has been removed from his post at St. Sabina during the investigation, maintains his innocence.

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