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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Two Evanston Police Department vehicles parked alongside one another.

Evanston resident sues EPD officers for use of force, arrest under false pretenses

April 27, 2021

An Evanston resident filed a federal lawsuit last week against two Evanston Police Department officers for allegedly arresting him under false pretenses and tasing him, pinning him to the ground and choking...

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) addresses protesters. Evanston Fight for Black Lives held a sit-in at Rainey’s house Saturday to demand Rainey vote against the city’s proposed 2021 budget and commit to defunding Evanston Police Department by 75 percent.

Evanston Fight for Black Lives launches sit-in series to defund EPD

November 16, 2020

Organizers from Evanston Fight for Black Lives held a sit-in in front of Ald. Ann Rainey’s (8th) house on Saturday, demanding that she vote against the city’s proposed 2021 budget and commit to defunding...

City Clerk Devon Reid speaks at City Council. Reid emphasized the importance of reforming the racial criminalization system at Monday’s meeting

Evanston officials approve $1.25 million Lawrence Crosby settlement, call for end to racial criminalization

January 29, 2019
After the Evanston City Council approved a lawsuit settlement involving the wrongful arrest of former Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby, residents and council members on Monday called for systemic changes to prevent further racial criminalization.
New EPD police chief Demitrous Cook. Cook plans to focus on community relations between police and Evanston residents.

New Evanston police chief to prioritize community relations

January 25, 2019

At his swearing-in ceremony earlier this month, Evanston’s new police chief Demitrous Cook chose his mother to pin his badge on his uniform. “Mom, can I have my badge?” Cook candidly asked his...

Lawrence Crosby receives his PhD from McCormick. Crosby settled a lawsuit with Evanston two years after his violent arrest by Evanston Police Department officers.

Former NU graduate student settles case with city following wrongful arrest

January 21, 2019

Former Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby settled a lawsuit this month with Evanston two years after the release of a video that shows his violent arrest by Evanston Police Department officers. Crosby,...

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