Patrick Smith appears in the following:
Friday, November 08, 2019
Chicago's police department is looking for a new leader after Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced he's leaving. He oversaw a department heavily criticized for tactics used in some communities.
Monday, August 05, 2019
Chicago saw a high number of shootings this weekend, with seven people killed and dozens more injured by gunfire.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Federal agents have arrested singer R Kelly on a 13-count indictment, including possessing child pornography. Kelly was already under indictment in Illinois on state charges.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
In an interview with WBEZ, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx explains why her office suddenly dropped charges against the actor.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Some officials and mental health experts say the suicides are a sign of deeper problems with the mental health and well-being of Chicago police officers.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
A mass shooting in Aurora, Ill., has left six people, including the gunman, dead.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The officers were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct for allegedly exaggerating the threat the 17-year-old posed to officers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Three current and former Chicago police officers go on trial Tuesday, charged with conspiring to cover up what really happened the night police killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Officer Jason Van Dyke took the stand in his own defense Tuesday. The white officer is on trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager. McDonald was shot 16 times.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a hearing Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, a look at public health after the hurricane.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
A white police officer in Chicago is on trail for murder — after he shot and killed Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teen, in 2014.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Prosecutors are expected to allege that the Chicago Police Department worked together to hide the truth of the shooting.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Pilot Patrick Smith discusses his book which tells you everything you need to know about airline travel.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Small police departments struggling with high crime and low budgets tend to pay fast-food wages, may employ officers with troubled pasts and can miss out on opportunities to learn from mistakes.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In Chicago, more than anywhere else in the country, shooters are more likely to be young people. WBEZ's Patrick Smith talks with two young men from Chicago about what drew them into gangs.
Monday, September 18, 2017
"I know I didn't grow up with arcades, but ... I enjoy talking with my dad about it and it's just something we bonded over," says one 17-year-old player.
Friday, April 08, 2016
The removal of lockers from one of the largest criminal courthouses in the country is delaying trials and bringing some to tears. Officials say the worst is yet to come. Unlike most courthouses in the country, cell phones are banned altogether from Chicago's criminal courthouse. For years, a set of pay-lockers were available, but over the weekend, Cook County ripped out those lockers. Their removal leaves thousands of defendants without their phones.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Chicago authorities say drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman was one of the major villains in the city's heroin epidemic, and a debate is brewing about how his arrest will affect the drug trade in the city.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Recently arrested Mexican crime lord "El Chapo" Guzman left one of his deadliest marks on Chicago. As Patrick Smith of WBEZ reports, the city is a major hub for his drug distribution network.