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MFF Applications?

Seems the Department is asking for applicants for the so-called "Mobile Field Force."If we recall, this was kind of a "MSF-lite." People bought their own riot gear, got some training, and were "on-call" while working in the event ofShow More Summary

Taking the Day Off

SCC is tired, it's hot out, it's Sunday and we have a day we have to burn.Open post for Sunday - we'll moderate comments sparingly, but you guys should take a day off, too.

Truth or Rumor?

We'd certainly hope that union officials weren't using their positions to collude with those they negotiated against during their tenure: Chairman Ed Burke called the Head of H. R. at the Chicago Park District. The Chairman ordered him to hire Marky Mark Donahue as the number three in charge of security for the Chicago Park District. Show More Summary

Another Shooting

And the deceased was just about to graduate school - obedience school: A Chicago Police officer fatally shot a pit bull Friday evening in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.About 8:30 p.m., the “aggressive” dog charged at the officer in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said.The officer then shot the dog and killed it, police said. Show More Summary

And Here's the Lawsuit

Remember, this was a car described as fleeing the scene of a murder : The mother of Dillan Harris is suing 20 police officers, the City of Chicago and the man charged in her son's death. The 13-month-old boy was in his stroller when he was struck and killed by a car fleeing from police."The only thing I have to say is my son was innocent. Show More Summary

Pension Changes "Void"

A big win for the pensions : A Cook County judge on Friday overturned the city's changes to two pension funds, declaring them "unconstitutional and void."In her ruling, Judge Rita Novak dismissed city arguments that the changes to the...Show More Summary

$2.4 Million for One Block

Just one block in the 015 District (Austin) has received $2.4 million in State funding in five years. But you won't find it in street improvements. That might make sense : In just five years, the State of Illinois dedicated more than...Show More Summary

Stop Calling Him "Garry"

So, the meeting today was a ho-hum affair. Mr. McMcarthy has been released for street duty (post heart attack meds had kept him off the streets) and he will be making appearances at Roll Call, VRI, outdoor media circuses, hot calls and killings.The hat-and-tat order is to be enforced mercilessly.And if you see Mr. Show More Summary

Biased? At IPRA?

This is amusing : A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by WBEZ.Scott M. Show More Summary

Dangerous Neighborhood

People getting shot over there all the time! A 19-year-old man was shot less than two blocks away from Chicago Police Headquarters Thursday night in Bronzeville.About 9:45 p.m., he was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

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