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Slight Misrepresentation

This is the only guy covering the "Lie-tenant Test Scandal," so we'll cut him some slack: On a particularly violent Saturday this month, about a third of Chicago police officers had the day off.It happened on May 7, and it was the first time since 2004 that the department offered the detective’s promotional exam. Show More Summary

Traffic Review Board Follies

Anyone getting word about the massive number of "sustained" violations of procedure being handed out by the Traffic Review Board? SCC, You might start a post on this. The Traffic Review Board is clearing out a backlog of cases and sustained every single one for violations. Show More Summary

Can't Hire Police

Even in Texas, where the police are generally viewed more positively: Dallas is an attractive city, and its skyline one of the best in the world.But, apparently, it's not attractive when it comes to recruiting police officers."It's getting...Show More Summary

Shootings 50% Higher

And that's after a mild spring: The number of people shot in Chicago is running 50 percent above this time last year as the city braces for the summer, traditionally its most violent period.So far this year, at least 1,382 people have been shot in Chicago and at least 244 of them have died of their wounds. Show More Summary

Paperless Department Coming

And by "paperless," we mean "CPD ran out of paper:" Just wait...This in just in time for summer...The supply ordering system is changing again. Districts that used to spend say $1500/MONTH are being told their new budget will be about $1100/QUARTER.All stand-alone printers going away - they aren't buying more toner for them. Show More Summary

And Another Family Leaves

You think the "For Sale" sign went up this morning? An Uptown couple looking for a Marine Drive parking spot with two kids sleeping in the back seat were fired on by a shadowy figure who emerged from between two cars and started shooting.There was no provocation from the couple, who sped away before checking on the kids in the back. Show More Summary

Nice Hood Rahm

Shocking: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s neighborhood CVS Pharmacy was robbed this weekend for at least the fourth time in 18 months.Employees at the 4051 N. Lincoln location called police around 2:40AM on Sunday after a man walked upShow More Summary

Memorial Day OT

One week, we have Rahm and the bean-counters bemoaning the massive overtime bill being rung up by the Department - VRI, canceled days off for the teams, Michigan Avenue, etc.Then yesterday, we see a notice in the CO Book for everyone who is Regualr Day Off the 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th to sign up and work your day off for time-and-one-half.Could it be CPD is understaffed?

Cops Save People?

We had no idea this was possible! Two Chicago Police officers are being credited with saving a woman’s life early Sunday in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side.At 2:10 a.m., the 25th District officers were called to...Show More Summary

Warm Weekend.....

....almost 40 shot: A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 32 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle...Show More Summary

Ammo Questions in NYC

In light of CPD's recent ammunition issue, this was mentioned in the comments : Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post. Show More Summary

Interesting Proposal

Thinking outside the box at least : Chicago would offer homeowners a $200 rebate to purchase exterior cameras as long as they also link the cameras to the city’s vast video surveillance network. The innovative plan is being championed...Show More Summary

DOJ Assigned Ethics Class

Remember, these are people in the same organization that is investigating CPD along with other police organizations across the country: A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment...Show More Summary

Tribune Hit Piece

We don't know what Rahm has on the media, but wow, they do like the taste of his ass: From the moment Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police started negotiating its first contract with City Hall 35 years ago, the union identified an issue...Show More Summary

Rahm to Testify?

The mayor may be set to testify on something he has no direct knowledge of, but rather a throwaway-line he uses to promote a war on the police and pander to a community he desperately needs for votes: In an unprecedented move, city attorneys...Show More Summary

Brass Brags, Woman Killed by HQ

So there's a press conference going on at Headquarters: In a crackdown on the city's burgeoning violence, Chicago police have carried out an extensive gang takedown, arresting nearly 100 people on the department's "strategic subjectShow More Summary

Leo, Fix This

The twentieth highway shooting of the year : A semi driver was shot and seriously wounded as he drove north on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 95th Street on Thursday night, the second shooting on a Chicago expressway in five days and among more than a dozen this year, state police said.The 68-year-old driver was struck in the face around 11:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Not a Cartel Hit

A very lengthy, very involved, very trying investigation : After six of his relatives were brutally slain in their Gage Park home in February, Diego Uribe was among the grieving family members struggling to cope with the unspeakableShow More Summary

The Proper Response Is....

Bosses still aren't getting it - from an e-mail: Department Emails lingering around in unit 313 stating if a car comes in with no activity those officers must turn in a To/From to DC Staples And as any veteran knows, the To-From should...Show More Summary

Eddie Negotiates

We've been ripping on him endlessly for not doing the right thing regarding the cheating scandal. We suppose we ought to point out when he does something right: A retired Chicago Police officer who barricaded herself inside a South Shore neighborhood home Tuesday evening came out peacefully after meeting with CPD Supt. Show More Summary

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