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Anyone over at the Technology Section want to tell the class how big an increase or reduction there has been in citizen contacts? We're guessing there might be a light drop off: Thanks to the dozen or so readers who sent this one in...

Discipline Up Over Cameras

Anyone surprised? Twenty-two Chicago Police officers have been disciplined — and there has been a dramatic increase in video and audio usage — in the one-month period since the lack of audio in the Laquan McDonald and Ronald JohnsonShow More Summary

Shootings Continue

A preview of things to come? One person was killed and at least eight others were wounded Wednesday in shootings across Chicago, according to Chicago Police.The fatal shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side. Show More Summary

Suburban Shooting

The quiet burbs ain't so quiet sometimes: A 38-year-old man wearing a homemade tactical-style vest and carrying an Airsoft BB gun was fatally shot after he led police on a chase that ended in a struggle in a Zion alley Wednesday morning,...Show More Summary

Homicides Climbing

How are those totals looking, a mere 5 days into the new year? Two men and two teens were killed in shootings that left 8 others injured Tuesday, police said.The two teens were killed and a third teen wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said. Show More Summary

See Ya Later

The McCompStat era comes to a close? The Chicago Police Department’s chief crime strategist, a close ally of ousted Superintendent Garry McCarthy, has announced his retirement.Robert Tracy met McCarthy while both worked for the New York...Show More Summary

Taser = Time and Money

Everyone remembers these day, right? The article is from the Lib-tards at "Gawker" in 2010 : Over the last year, Chicago police have used tasers on people 683 times — an increase from just 197 times in 2009. That's because the police...Show More Summary

Anyone Have $5 and Some Time?

This might be an entertaining bit of theater: First Tuesday with Mick and Ben is a monthly political forum held at The Hideout Bar, 1354 W. Wabansia. Mick and Ben are columnists who this month invited reporter Mary Ann Ahern to discuss CPD. Show More Summary

Corp Counsel Steps in Shit

Golly, it's almost like the corruption runs forth from City Hall and infects everything it touches : A federal judge Monday found a lawyer for the city intentionally misled the court when he concealed a key recording of a police radio...Show More Summary

Not Again!?!?!

Another lie: A 21-year-old man who was killed on a Safe Passage route on the first day back to school for Chicago Public Schools students was one of five people shot Monday.The man killed was shot four times in the chest about 8:20 a.m. Show More Summary

Just What We Need

Even more input to further cloud the political agenda : Chicagoans will get an opportunity to weigh in on the search for a new police superintendent and their priorities for Garry McCarthy’s replacement — but only if they can jam their...Show More Summary

Hey, Look at THESE Numbers

The CPD shot less people last year: Chicago police shot fewer people in 2015 than recent years despite police-involved shootings that have drawn national headlines. The Chicago Tribune reports officers shot 22 people last year, eight of them fatally. Show More Summary

They Made Captains?

No, not really.They're sending these people to "XO School" where they learn how to be XO's, which is essentially collecting a bigger paycheck, sit in the big chair when the Commander is absent, and pretty much figure out if their clout...Show More Summary

It's Personal Now

The Washington Post has said the feelings against Rahm have turned "personal:" Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut short a family vacation this past week and returned to a city in crisis: On the North Side, more than a dozen people stood outside his house, hurling insults. Show More Summary

Last Game - Pick Em!

The Battle of the 6-and-9 teams!Even the odds-makers call it a dead issue.Maybe there's a Brady Bunch Marathon on Nickelodeon.

What's With the Promotions?

Word from the Academy is that the 100 sergeants-to-be are going to be there for nearly 3 full months, graduating in March?So the Department shorted the Districts and Units 100 bodies for a quarter of the year? That's some advanced thinking there!

Arne Duncan Piles On?

What the fuck does this asshole know about police work? Departing U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan used the final address of his tenure to call for a "new deal" for youth in Chicago and the nation, but also waded into the city'sShow More Summary

New Use of Farce

So, now that we've been shown in no uncertain terms that DeEscalante is throwing the Department under the bus that Rahm is driving through the ghetto, we needed a new Use of Force Model.Behold! (click for the larger version):

John DeEscalante

Has everyone seen this Pax-501 from the "interim" supernintendo? force mitigation? utilize communication skills (duh?) wait for backup, de-escalate risk or threat? full options? talking to offenders, create distance What the fuck isShow More Summary

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