Local Police Network: April 11, 2022

April 13, 2022

3 suspects arrested after Canine Boomer finds them hiding following police search near Lake Villa [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/08/3-suspects-arrested-after-canine-boomer-finds-them-hiding-following-foot-chase-near-lake-villa/  .

Citizen Police Review Commission dismisses ‘lengthy’ allegations against EPD officers [Evanston] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/04/07/city/citizen-police-review-commission-dismisses-lengthy-allegations-against-epd-officers/  .

Floyd Brown found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in killing of Deputy Jacob Keltner [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/floyd-brown-found-guilty-of-2nd-degree-murder-in-killing-of-deputy-jacob-keltner/  .

Former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy Named Police Chief in Suburban Willow Springs [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/former-cpd-supt-garry-mccarthy-named-police-chief-in-suburban-willow-springs/2800830/  .

Glen Carbon police engage in bank robbery training [The wording  is ill-chosen.  They learned how to intervene in them, as a scenario in their Simunitions training, not how to conduct a robbery.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Glen-Carbon-police-engage-in-bank-training-17067681.php  .

Joliet man arrested after running over police officer and hitting building [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/joliet-man-arrested-after-running-over-police-officer-and-hitting-building/article_6caa8e94-b69e-11ec-bbd6-2b33c2eb53b7.html  .

[Man] Pleads Guilty To Threatening Police Chief [Greenville IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/04/pleads-guilty-to-threatening-police-chief/  .

Man Shot by Joliet Police After Running From Traffic Stop and Refusing to Drop Gun, Authorities Say [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/man-shot-by-joliet-police-after-running-from-traffic-stop-and-refusing-to-drop-gun-authorities-say/2801288/  .

Manhattan Chiefs To Test Culinary Skills In Chili Challenge Battle : The Manhattan Fire Protection District and Manhattan Police Department will go spoon-to-spoon in the cook off for two charities.  [With so many electric ice cream churns available, I wonder if any agencies have considered doing this with ice cream.  SLC (I’m not that wild about chili.)] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at:  https://patch.com/illinois/manhattan/manhattan-chiefs-test-culinary-skills-chili-challenge-battle

Microchip scanner helps police return lost pets [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/microchip-scanner-helps-westville-pd-return-lost-pets/  .

Notes: Here are more details about the scanner’s donation:  https://www.wcia.com/news/westville-police-department-receives-generous-donation/

Police pack courtroom for sentencing of man who attempted to kill Decatur officer [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-police-pack-courtroom-for-sentencing-of-man-who-attempted-to-kill-decatur-officer/article_90c28878-2b3d-595a-afbc-76df1cb7e697.html  .

Police: ‘Racist and disturbing’ online posts lead to officer’s resignation [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-racist-and-disturbing-online-posts-lead-to-officers-resignation/article_2d836aca-b512-11ec-939c-2b0ee77e6322.html  .

Retired Decatur police chief named Commander of Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/retired-decatur-police-chief-named-commander-of-macon-county-law-enforcement-training-center/article_3021d824-b9a5-11ec-b5c2-b36c38664457.html  .

Ride along with Highland Park PD as they crack down on distracted driving [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/distracted-driving/ride-along-with-highland-park-pd-as-they-crack-down-on-distracted-driving/  .

Sheriff’s office seeing uptick in romance scams on online platforms involving Lake County residents =Not strictly police news, but something to watch out for.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/04/06/sheriffs-office-seeing-uptick-in-romance-scams-on-online-platforms-involving-lake-county-residents/  .

Notes: The Perfect Scam Podcast series has a number of episodes about dealing with romance scams:  https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/#d27ad03e7cb1252900bc6536dbd27d76

SPD Seeks To Decertify Cop Over Alleged Racist Posts; Unity Forum Planned [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/04/06/spd-seeks-to-decertify-cop-over-alleged-racist-posts-unity-forum-planned/   .

Springfield Police officers learn some moves from dance team [Some female officers were invited to learn to dance with a local dance group, as an outlet; and as a role model for the girls in the class. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-police-officers-learn-some-moves-from-dance-team/  .

U of I Police to host event to support wounded veterans  [It took place last week, but, if your agency might want to do something similar, you have a model.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/u-of-i-police-to-host-event-to-support-wounded-veterans/  .

U of I researchers to launch database for police use of lethal force [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/u-of-i-researchers-to-launch-database-for-police-use-of-lethal-force/article_1d731cb4-b46a-11ec-9ea4-539aff646a9d.html  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Column: Grand jury indicts University Park golf club manager for allegedly assaulting police chief [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-university-park-chief-st-0410-20220408-ftb4w6l5jjewlamsbq5d6hniyi-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Garry McCarthy, former top cop in Chicago, to lead police force in suburban Willow Springs [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-ex-police-superintendent-to-lead-suburban-police-department-20220406-af57cca7djh6nam25gnfie2pim-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Video shows Illinois trooper’s shooting of homicide suspect in Christian County  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-aud-nw-state-trooper-shooting-20220408-jvuq2a47bbb6jcfi4spvhk43em-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/  .

Video of pursuit of Collinsville homicide suspect released by police [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Video-of-pursuit-of-Collinsville-homicide-suspect-17065319.php  .

Vucich among FBI academy graduates  [At the end of the article, we read that these three officer graduated from the FBI’s National Academy:  Detective Captain David Vucich–Chief of Investigations, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Tim Edmiaston–Criminal Investigations Division, Normal Police Department, and Captain Ron Erickson–Operations Commander, Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Vucich-among-FBI-academy-graduates-17067648.php  .

 

Watch now: State Police release footage of officer-involved shooting north of Pana [Could be useful for training, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-state-police-release-footage-of-officer-involved-shooting-north-of-pana/article_e3cfd8d4-8576-5ca8-b035-2f2b5886bb5b.html  .

Woman, 53, carjacked while stopped at red light on State Street in Loop  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-pedestrians-struck-traffic-stop-crime/11732031/  .

‘We never know what we’re going to face’: how police prepare for danger [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/we-never-know-what-were-going-to-face-how-police-prepare-for-danger/  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. The Ethics of Policing: New Perspectives on Law Enforcement [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511253.2022.2062404?af=R   .

Andrew Klavan Podcast Ep. 1075:  How Not To Win the Culture War [About 70 minutes in, he interviews Sgt. John Mattingly, the author of /the book /12 Seconds in the Dark/, about the Breonna Taylor raid.  The narrative itself, as well as the book’s publishing history, were interesting to hear about.  Here’s its Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956007016/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_EH0WY4QK0ZT8P4XJG3JM  .  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://ricochet.com/podcast/andrew-klavan-show/ep-1075-how-not-to-win-the-culture-war/r/  .

Apply to present your work at the 2022 International Association of Crime Analysts Conference [“The annual IACA Conference to be held August 22-26 in Chicago, Illinois.”  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/events/iaca-2022.

Citizen Police Review Commission dismisses ‘lengthy’ allegations against EPD officers [Evanston] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2022/04/07/city/citizen-police-review-commission-dismisses-lengthy-allegations-against-epd-officers/  .

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Onine — April 2022 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1388146%5D-%2F  .

Notes: The lead articles are “First Responder Peer Support Programs” and “Assessing Law Enforcement’s Cybercrime Capacity and Capability”, plus the Leadership Spotlignt  “A Calm, Focused Mind”

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. A Quick Refresher on Police Report Writing [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/04/11/a-quick-refresher-on-police-report-writing/  .

Notes: The post links to Lexipol’s Today’s Tip about the importance of report writing:  https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/the-importance-of-police-reports/

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2022/04/08/your-friday-quiz-19/   .

Infamous ‘I-65 Killer,’ Who Killed 3 Victims in Indiana, Identified Using ‘Investigative Genealogy’ [Indiana, but the investigative technique is good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/infamous-i-65-killer-who-killed-3-victims-in-indiana-identified-using-investigative-genealogy/2799847/  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Her Husband Was Shot In The Line Of Duty. He Was Killed In A Plane Crash A Few Years Later. [A reciprocal interview:  the guest hosts the Law Matters Podcast, on which John Wiley appeared earlier.  She worked for the Chicago Police Department in the 1970s as an identification technician.  Her husband was a burglary detective, and died after they had been married only a couple of years.  But there’s more, and what a load she has to carry!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/her-husband-was-shot-in-the-line-of-duty-he-was-ki  .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Jaws of Life and Cold Water Rescues Took A Heavy Toll. His Frightening Bottom & Amazing Recovery. [The guest was a fire fighter, but other first responders could wind up in the same situation.  The lack of resources for him after his suicide attempt is disgraceful! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/jaws-of-life-and-cold-water-rescues-took-a-heavy-t  .

On the Squad Room Podcast. What I’ve Learned: Cancer, Addiction, Death and Divorce Can’t Keep Me Down with Sgt. Mike McGrew [Oh, wow: what DOESN’T this officer go through!  His manner of speaking is low-key, but the story is breath-taking.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode156/   .

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Joshua Chase and Jump Seat Leadership [The context is the fire service, but the techniques for leading from behind are applicable in many contexts.  His life story, which he only hints at, is pretty amazing, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/joshua-chase-and-jump-seat-leadership/   .

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue police over wrongful arrests [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/04/supreme-court-police-lawsuits/?tid=ss_tw   .

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2022  [Not police-related, but the proposed 4¢ increase, starting in July, could be good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2022/0406-usps-new-prices-for-2022.htm  .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and Officer. Com. Watch San Francisco Police Try to Pull over Driverless Car [Not Illinois, but a situation that might be prudent to work into future training.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at: www.officer.com/vehicles-fleet/vehicles-equipment/vehicles/video/21263653/watch-san-francisco-police-try-to-pull-over-driverless-car   .

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips and the Calibre Press blog. Train Your Brain for Optimum Performance  [Some of these techniques sound pretty simple, yet effective.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-11-2022. Available at:  https://calibrepress.com/2022/04/train-your-brain-for-optimum-performance/  .

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