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Another effort to keep the jail empty: With about 200 people dying of heroin overdoses each year in Chicago, the police are preparing to launch a radical new strategy to help addicts caught in narcotics investigations on the West Side.As usual, officers will arrest people caught buying small amounts of heroin and take them to the police station. Show More Summary

A Clinton Tells the Truth?

Next thing you know, the Cubs will be winning the World Series : On Thursday, while Bill Clinton was giving a speech to a crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters, he was repeatedly interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters.He responded to them, saying, "you are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. Show More Summary

Another Party Bus Shooting

We don't know about any one else, but any "party bus" should be automatic probable cause : Five people were wounded as they left a party bus in the South Shore neighborhood early Thursday, among 11 people shot across the city since Wednesday.The driver of the bus said more than 30 people were celebrating a birthday. Show More Summary

Daytime Shootings

Not even sunlight is keeping the shooters at bay : Six people were shot, one fatally, in South and West side shootings on Thursday, according to Chicago police.The most recent shooting left one male dead and another male wounded in a shooting at the corner of Chicago and St. Louis Avenues in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. How are those April numbers looking?

2010 Numbers Go Up

Another "increase in the decrease:" An autopsy Thursday determined a 38-year-old man died of gunshot wounds after being shot in 2010 on the West Side, officials said.Trayon Carson, 38, died of complications of remote gunshot wounds,Show More Summary

School Things

From our e-mail: SCC,Ardent supporter of CPD and reader of your blog here. For what it's worth, of the 20 or speakers lined up at CTU's Q-and-A at the delegates meeting tonight, a good 80% had harsh criticism and questions for CTU leadership regarding Friday's events; 15% had procedural question; and 5% were goofs. Show More Summary

It's still the police's fault

Even though the IPCC concluded that Lee Birch was hell-bent on killing ex-wife Anne-Marie, the papers still report this as if it was the police's fault. No officers had to answer for misconduct and there were "learning points" only, which is effectively when the IPCC tell you to assume every future call will be a potential murder. Show More Summary

Crunching the Numbers

The other day, we linked the " Police OT " article that pointed out how offices are earning sizable amounts of overtime.Realize that the media buries the really interesting stuff deep in the articles - stuff that they know you aren't...Show More Summary

Cops Rescue Two

From a few days ago: Police rescued two men from a fiery crash early Friday in the Gage Park neighborhood.Officers Hector Fuentes and Peter Gurskis were on patrol in the 8th District on Friday when they saw a small sedan cross into oncoming...Show More Summary

Fulfilling a Wish

A generous and heartwarming gesture : Six-year-old Madison Pruitt, who has cancer, wanted to become a cop.So on Wednesday afternoon, interim Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson walked two blocks from the Gresham District police station...Show More Summary

"Core Values"

An interested party sent us a list of "Core Values" that the Village Leadership Academy purports to follow. Get a load of these points: Village Leadership Academy Core Values are the most important underlying principles or beliefs that are the basis for our vision, goals, strategies, plans, policies, and actions. Show More Summary

Testing Scandal Breaks

It's getting legs, slowly : Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed interim top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago...Show More Summary

IPRA Going, Going....

Another brilliant idea from the fetid swamps of aldercreature Leslie Hairston's demented mind : A Chicago alderman has unveiled a new plan to hold police accountable and she wants citizens, not mayoral appointees calling the shots. Alderman...Show More Summary

Garry Gets a "Family" Job

Hinted at numerous times by commenters that Garry was continuing an unseemly tradition of Chicago Police Superintendents hobnobbing with Outfit figures, this one turns out to be close to the mark : According to Trade Show Executive magazine,...Show More Summary

Better Late than Never

Four days later - way to be timely Dean: An activist’s declaration at last Friday’s Chicago Teachers Union rally — “f— the police, and everybody f— with ‘em” has drawn the ire of Chicago police and a sound Twitter scolding for unionShow More Summary

Tone Deaf Rahm

Teacher walkout. Bond rating hovering around "junk" status. Homicides pretty much doubled over last year. And Rahm is where? Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has a long list of enemies. Near the top is the Chicago Teachers Union, with which he’s feuded for his entire tenure as mayor. Show More Summary

Off with Stress

At last, some concrete figures to support what front-line officers have been feeling over the last few years: police officers off sick with stress is up a whopping 35% in flat numbers despite a decrease in overall police numbers. When...Show More Summary

Again with the OT, Manpower

Have we not been saying exactly this for years now? The Chicago Police Department spent a record $116.1 million on overtime in 2015 — up 17.2 percent from the previous year — to mask a manpower shortage that has mushroomed under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with police retirements outpacing hiring by 975 officers.“Overtime is totally out of control. Show More Summary

Guess Who's Leaving Chicago?

Anyone who can afford to evidently: Millionaires are leaving Chicago more than any other city in the United States on a net basis, according to a new report.About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more, not including...Show More Summary

How Much is the Hospital Paying?

After all, he died in their care after a bad reaction to the drugs they administered : Beleaguered Chicago taxpayers will spend $4.9 million to compensate the family of a 38-year-old man who suffered a mental breakdown in 2012 and was...Show More Summary

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