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55 shot, 11 killed over Labor Day weekend in Chicago
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55 shot, 11 killed over Labor Day weekend in Chicago

Eleven people were killed in a string over shootings across Chicago that left at least 55 people injured on Labor Day Weekend. The shootings were reported between 5 p.m. Friday and midnight Tuesday. During a news conference Tuesday morning, Supt. David Brown of the Chicago Police Department said shootings were down 19% citywide and homicides are down 15% when compared with the same period last year. According to Chicago police data, 69 people were shot and six people were killed during Labor Day weekend in 2021. More information about the latest deadly shootings in Chicago can be found here.
Man arrested after three Black men killed in hit-and-run outside gay bar in Chicago
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Man arrested after three Black men killed in hit-and-run outside gay bar in Chicago

A man was arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that left three Black men dead and another person seriously injured in Chicago earlier this month. Chicago police announced on Tuesday that 34-year-old Tavis Dunbar was taken into custody on Monday. Dunbar has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder. RELATED: 3 Black men killed in “intentional” hit-and-run outside gay bar in Chicago, police say During a news conference, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said an investigation revealed the suspect "intentionally struck multiple pedestrians" with his car outside of a Black-owned gay club around 5 a.m. on Aug. 14. Police said the hit-and-run happened after the bar had closed and several p...
3 Black men killed in “intentional” hit-and-run outside gay bar in Chicago, police say
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3 Black men killed in “intentional” hit-and-run outside gay bar in Chicago, police say

Three Black men were killed in a hit-and-run collision in front of a popular gay bar early Sunday morning, which police reportedly said “appears to be intentional.” At a press conference on Monday, officials with Chicago Police Department said the hit-and-run happened after an argument inside a bar turned into a physical altercation on the street. One of the people involved in the altercation got into a car and drove into a group standing outside the establishment, reported NBC News. Four men were struck in the collision. Three died at a hospital and one person remains hospitalized. #BREAKING Chicago Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run incident near 71st and Jeffrey in the South Shore neighborhood. ⚠️⚠️ VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED ⚠️⚠️ The incident happened in the 7...
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Agency claims no evidence found race was factor in Chicago officer roughing up Black woman walking dog

A police oversight agency said no evidence was found indicating race was a factor in the scuffle between a Chicago police officer and a Black woman he tried to arrest while she walked her dog after hours at a beach. In a report released yesterday, the agency claims the aggressive encounter and attempted arrest were not racially motivated because the officer had given orders for several people, including a Black couple, to leave the area before he confronted the woman. The agency, however, says the officer did not have his body camera on at the time he supposedly gave the orders for others to leave. BNN reported on the aggressive police encounter earlier this month. The officer has been charged with battery. The oversight agency still recommended the officer be terminated or suspended f...
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White Chicago officer charged with battery after confrontation with Black woman walking dog

A former Chicago police officer has been charged with aggravated battery and two counts of official misconduct after he roughed up a Black woman he stopped while she was walking her dog. The incident happened in August of last year at North Avenue beach. The woman was reportedly at the beach with her dog after it was closed when the former officer, who is White, approached the woman and asked her to leave. The former officer was inside his police vehicle when he warned her to leave the area because the beach was closed. The woman told him to keep his distance because of Covid. The former officer responded by threatening to handcuff her. The women pulled out her cellphone and started recording when the former officer got out of his vehicle, and a scuffle ensued between the two as two b...