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Who was the Chief of Patrol?

This article came out in the midst of all the crap last week: Even after Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson decides whether to fire 10 officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s investigation will continue to determine whether police brass were part of a code of silence. Show More Summary

Lovely Weekend is still totaling the body count, but as of this evening, it stood at 8 dead and 48 wounded with about two hours to go. We're thinking that those 200 arrests the Department was making missed a few of the bad guys.

Good Question

Missed this one earlier last week, but it's a fair question: The lawyer for the Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald fired his first legal salvo at the prosecution case, asking Cook CountyShow More Summary

ISP Shooting

In Chicago, after a stolen car tried to hit a trooper: An Illinois State Police trooper shot and wounded a teenager in a stolen car Saturday evening after its driver attempted to run the trooper over, according to state police.Troopers...Show More Summary

VRI Threats

So, anyone eager to work VRI? I really screwed up and want to explain what happened. I have just under 6 years on the job. I put in to work for VRI Labor Day weekend forgetting about the FOP asking us not to work. I called to cancel the day I was given (never got one before). Show More Summary

Inside EMS Podcast: Grab Bag Edition

Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the personnel retention problems of Dallas FD, and the current opioid overdose epidemic. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.  

SSL Fails

The "Heat List" doesn't prevent murder? Struggling to reduce its high murder rate, the city of Chicago has become an incubator for experimental policing techniques. Community policing, stop and frisk, "interruption" tactics — the city has tried many strategies. Show More Summary

Getting a Jump on Labor Day

When in doubt, arrest everyone....and hope County keeps them for the next two weeks: Chicago police arrested more than 100 people on mostly felony drug and weapons charges, the latest in a series of raids since May as the city continues to struggle with a surge in violence.The operation was about six weeks in the making, police said. Show More Summary

No Bail Money? No Problem

"Fundamentally transforming" the criminal justice system: Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government...Show More Summary

How it Went Down

From someone wired in: There were 7 people stripped yesterday: 4 officers, 1 detective, and 2 sergeants. The detective walked out of the room and resigned on the spot. One of the sergeants and one of the officers are most likely resigning too.That leaves 1 field sergeant and 3 coppers from 008 to fight for their jobs. Show More Summary

Dart's Jail

Another great job by Tommy-Boy : Savage Life is what they call themselves — a gang of about 30 Cook County jail inmates. The sheriff’s office is trying to get them under control.Brad Curry is the Corrections Bureau Chief at the sheriff’s office. Show More Summary

Sgt Dumps?

Rumor out of Area Central: Boy o BOY all AREA central violent crime sergeant sent to HQ ALL day on 2nd watch!SHHHHH secretHeads will roll... Certain Sergent stripped calling in OLD favors from past SUPE(chubby). certain Sergeants have...Show More Summary

Separation Effort

And the last part of the "rumor" falls into place: Chicago's police superintendent has recommended that seven officers be fired for lying in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in October 2014.McDonald's death wasShow More Summary

Re-Arrange the Dick Chairs!

No, that headline isn't a misprint. Lots of changes Thursday : Cmdr of Patrol Area Central - Frank ValdezCmdr of Patrol - Area South - vacantCmdr 002 - Crystal KingCmdr 005 - Varrick DouglasCmdr 006 - Bill BradleyCmdr 007 - Ken JohnsonCmdr...Show More Summary

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