The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released more than three dozen videos related to the Thanksgiving arrest of Bernard Kersh — the schizophrenic man who, police say, spat in an officer’s face before he was body-slammed to the pavement.
The officer who threw Kersh to the ground and his partner have been stripped of their police powers while COPA investigates the use of force. Reporter Sam Charles has the story…
California-based CPS HR Consulting apologized to hundreds of firefighters sent home from McCormick Place after a “computer glitch.” Test-takers booed Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II as he announced the cancellation.
The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” Read the full address.