Gangs rely on social media to communicate

Gangs rely on social media to communicate

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The more than 68,000 members of Chicago-area gangs often rely on the Internet to coordinate crimes and provoke rival gang members, a law enforcement book says.
Chicago man shot in snowblower heist

Chicago man shot in snowblower heist

CHICAGO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Chicago police say the first shooting in the city since this week's big blizzard involved the alleged theft of a snowblower.
Chicago police want to predict crime

Chicago police want to predict crime

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says a new crime-forecasting unit could help prevent some potential crimes.
Emanuel would put more cops on the street

Emanuel would put more cops on the street

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel says he will put 1,000 more police officers on Chicago's streets by using cadets to hold down desk jobs.

Officers sue police chief for libel

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Two Chicago police officers accused Superintendent Jody Weis in a lawsuit of libel for wrongly implicating them in the beating of a teenager.

Chicago police boss defies cop critics

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago's police superintendent is defending his performance against protests by the rank and file, saying he reduced public "distrust."

Police warn Chicago gang leaders

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chicago police law enforcement officers say they have met with neighborhood gang leaders to tell them they will be held responsible for violence.

Chicago police get threatening phone calls

CHICAGO, July 22 (UPI) -- The Chicago Police Department said it received telephone threats on the lives of police officers in the wake of three recent killings of officers.

Bail denied in killing of Chicago officer

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis said the "entire city should be enraged" over the slaying of an officer with his own gun outside a police station.

Police gear up for Taste of Chicago finale

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Chicago police vow to keep things under control at the Taste of Chicago festival this weekend after three people were stabbed near the annual food fair.

Suspects charged with killing Chicago cop

CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Two men suspected of killing an off-duty Chicago police officer while trying to steal his motorcycle have been charged with first-degree murder.

3 Chicago men slain execution style

CHICAGO, April 22 (UPI) -- Three Chicago men were discovered slain "execution-style" with severe head trauma in a car that had been reported stolen, Police Superintendent Jody Weis said.

Chi. police chief calls for hidden cameras

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Chicago streets could soon be guarded by hidden cameras so small they could be concealed in a match box, Police Superintendent Jody Weis said Tuesday.

Depts. clash on cause of Scott's death

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two Chicago public offices have clashed, providing opposing reasons for the cause of death of school board President Michael Scott.

Gangs suspected in Chicago car arson spree

CHICAGO, June 24 (UPI) -- Chicago police suspect gangs were behind the torching of some 16 cars parked on the city's West and Northwest Sides this week.
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Jody Weis
Chicago Police superintendent Jody Weis leaves a news conference concerning the ongoing investigation into the murders of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew on October 27, 2008. The body of Julian King, Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew was found in an SUV on Chicago's west side early Monday morning. Her mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death in their home three days earlier. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jody Peter "J.P." Weis is the Superintendent of Police of the Chicago Police Department. Weis was selected to serve as the 54th Superintendent of Police by Mayor Richard M. Daley. He replaced former Superintendent of Police Philip J. Cline. Superintendent Weis took office on February 1, 2008.

Weis's previous experience included 22 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Weis graduated from the University of Tampa in 1979.

On March 17, 2009, the Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police gave a vote of no-confidence in Weis.

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