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Incidents in which police used Tasers to control violent, disturbed people led to charges and controversy.
Leaders of City Council’s black caucus call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove his police chief.
“I never talked to the officer, period,” says the police union spokesman who relayed the widely-reported information.
Hundreds of people took to the streets for peaceful protests in the hours after police released graphic footage of an officer shooting a 17-year-old last year.
Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in an incident last year.
The gunfire came as Minneapolis grapples with protests over one police shooting and Chicago prepares for possible unrest over another.
The execution — the last scheduled in the U.S. this year — was carried out late Thursday.
Demonstrators standing amid freezing temperatures explain why they are digging in.
A police officer was shot and killed in what officials thought was a targeted killing and later said was a robbery.
Debate unearths memories of “dark cloud” in nation’s treatment of refugees during past conflicts.