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Flint 2.0? Chicago’s Water Management Commissioner Resigns Ahead Of Lead Testing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with City departments and their employees and discussed the progress of current efficiency initiatives across city government aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations during briefing at Water Management Jardine facility, 1000 E. Ohio Street Thursday,  July 14, 2011. Water Management Commissioner Thomas Powers (right) during meet. | John H. White~Sun-Times.

Tom Powers announces resignation after Monday’s announcement regarding testing for lead poisoning Following the Flint Water Crisis, and coupled by growing concerns within the community about potentially elevated levels of lead throughout Chicago’s drinking water supply, The Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday a new initiative to test tap …

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Chicago Cop Gets Away With Molesting 9-Year Old, Judge Can’t Decide If Fondling Is Sexual

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Dennis Barnes caught kissing and fondling the child of a fellow Chicago police officer A Cook County judge opted to clear longtime Chicago police sergeant Dennis Barnes of the molestation and sexual assault of a colleague’s young daughter, convicting him instead on the far-lesser charges of misdemeanor battery. As a …

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Cops Intimidate Witnesses Into Changing Their Stories In Fatal Shooting

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. Chicago officials released hundreds of emails Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 related to the video that wasn't released until more than a year after the shooting.  The emails, including some between city officials asking how they should respond to demands for the video, were released to media outlets that have been pressing for the documents for weeks.  (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

According to Gawker, “Just when it seemed impossible for Chicago police officers to come off any worse in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, lawyers for the family now assert at least three witnesses were interrogated for hours, threatened and forced to lie about what they saw.” Full Story …

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Family of Bettie Jones, Mother of Five Killed by Chicago Police, Sues for Wrongful Death

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“The family of Bettie Jones, the 55-year-old mother of five killed “accidentally” by Chicago police during an altercation with 19-year-old neighbor Quintonio LeGrier on Dec. 26, is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.” Full Story – Complex

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Evidence In Darius Pinex Shooting Was ‘Intentionally’ Hid: Judge – Via Huffington Post

Gloria Pinex holds a photo of her son Darius Pinex, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, photo at her home in Chicago. Darius, was killed by Chicago police in 2011. After the recently released video of a Chicago officer firing 16 bullets into the body of Laquan McDonald, Pinex said, "That video showed what we are going through out here, what these police officers are covering up." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

“CHICAGO (AP) — A top city of Chicago lawyer stepped down after a federal judge accused him of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting, the latest allegation of wrongdoing amid ongoing scrutiny of how the city deals with such cases.” Full Story – Huffington Post

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