Category: Chicago PD

New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

The New York Times usually gets it right, but the Newspaper of Record published an op-ed piece titled "How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors" containing a glaring factual error. While we support the ACLU's efforts and mission at PINAC News, we wish they would have returned our calls an ...
Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

A photojournalist who photographed Chicago police abusing a protesters during the 2012 NATO Summit, only to be beaten up himself by police, received a $100,000 settlement last month. Joshua Lott, who was on assignment for Getty Images, said police destroyed one of two of his cameras a ...
OPINION: Will Police Accountability Enter New Era After #LaquanMcDonald?

OPINION: Will Police Accountability Enter New Era After #LaquanMcDonald?

It took Chicago Police over a year to release the video of Laquan McDonald. If a video is recorded and nobody sees it, then does the recording matter? What if there wasn't a whistleblower, a reporter and a lawyer who combined to sue on behalf of the public interest and gain release of ...
Here is the Video of the Chicago Police Officer Shooting Laquan McDonald

Here is the Video of the Chicago Police Officer Shooting Laquan McDonald

The long-awaited video has finally been released and it's not pretty, showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was nowhere near Chicago police when one cop opened fire and shot him 16 times. Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke then walked up to him and continued to shoot after the teenag ...
Chicago Police Fail in Attempt to Delete Video While Trying to Extort Lyft Passenger

Chicago Police Fail in Attempt to Delete Video While Trying to Extort Lyft Passenger

Two men at Chicago O'Hare Airport were harassed by Chicago police and had their Constitutional rights violated for riding in a Lyft taxi that allegedly wasn't allowed. After a long business trip, a passenger who goes by Stovie Wan Kenobi on YouTube loaded his belongings in a Lyft taxi ...
Chicago Police Tow Vehicle with Dead Body Hanging out Window, Sparking Anger in Community

Chicago Police Tow Vehicle with Dead Body Hanging out Window, Sparking Anger in Community

A video posted to YouTube Sunday captured a volatile scene as an outraged community confronted Chicago police as they insensitively towed a car containing the bodies of two homicide victims. The video is titled: “So damn disrespectful, this is just not right . . .” and was filmed by a ...
Chicago Police Caught on Camera Savagely Beating Man After Fender Bender

Chicago Police Caught on Camera Savagely Beating Man After Fender Bender

Chicago police are at it again, this time they have been caught on camera viciously assaulting a man after a fender bender. The incident was captured on cellphone footage recorded by a witness. Jamie Price said he exchanged information with the other driver after the fender bender in ...