On primary election day last week a non-profit advocacy group called Injustice Watch posted a story on its website that labeled Evanston as having the "worst" record in the nation for searches following police traffic stops.
Evanston's Human Services Committee opted Monday to give an ad hoc group of residents two more months to come up with suggestions for the structure of a committee intended develop revised policies for reviewing complaints against police.
A report to be presented to Evanston's Human Services Committee Monday night indicates only about 28 percent of charges brought for several common ordinance violations end up with a guilty verdict or a default judgment at Skokie district court..
A second community feedback meeting on how Evanston might best establish a citizen's working group to devise a new police complaint review process fell into acrimony this evening as speakers denounced a summary of feedback from the first meeting prepared by city staff.
Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says despite announcing plans to step up targeted use of "stop-and-frisk" after a shooting incident outside a recreation center last year, police are still being cautious in employing the controversial tacti