Local Police News: April 17, 2023

April 19, 2023

Chicago Police Officer Who Struck Police Board President During George Floyd Protests Suspended for 90 Days  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://news.wttw.com/2023/04/14/chicago-police-officer-who-struck-police-board-president-during-george-floyd-protests

CPD: Fatal shooting leads to SWAT intervention in Garfield Park [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/cpd-fatal-shooting-leads-to-swat-intervention-in-garfield-park/

CPD: One shot and killed by officer on West Side [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/cpd-one-shot-and-killed-by-officer-in-garfield-park/ .

Notes: WBBM coverage: Chicago police officer fatally shoots man during foot chase on West Side https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/chicago-police-officer-fatally-shoots-man-during

Dax the K-9 collars alleged culprit in barricade situation: Lake County Sheriff  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/dax-the-k-9-collars-alleged-culprit-in-barricade-situation

Decatur police officers invite the public to coffee  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/decatur-police-officers-invite-the-public-to-coffee/article_12ed6686-d87d-11ed-b88a-836349f7cf15.html

Difference Maker: CPD Sergeant Vivian Williams  [She works to show the community that the police are there to help, and aren’t like what they see on TV.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/difference-maker-cpd-sergeant-vivian-williams?in_playlist=podcast

‘Driving is a privilege’: 14-year-old suburban boy allegedly led police on high-speed chase [From Carol Stream] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at:  https://wgntv.com/western-suburbs/driving-is-a-privilege-14-year-old-suburban-boy-allegedly-lead-police-on-high-speed-chase/

Former police superintendent gauges upcoming security needs at DNC in Chicago [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/former-top-cop-gauges-security-needs-at-dnc-in-chicago?

Harper students honored for emergency response [“[The students] were nominated by Harper Police Officer Douglas Rashkow after their quick response when an instructor collapsed in class. The students are enrolled in Harper’s Career Skills Institute (CSI), which is a program for young adults with mild intellectual disabilities who can gain academic and employability skills tailored to their needs.”  Thanks to Chief John Larson, Harper College Police Department, for pointing this out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: /https:/www.harpercollege.edu/about/news/archives/2023/posts/041223.php

Lake Forest police say they discourage students from playing ‘paranoia’ game involving Nerf guns [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/04/13/lake-forest-police-say-they-discourage-students-from-playing-paranoia-game-involving-nerf-guns/

New Montgomery police officer sworn-in [Kevin J. Karner] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/04/12/new-montgomery-police-officer-sworn-in/

New police officer whines a lot, but wags his tail with smiles [“Montgomery Leo, or “Monty” for short” is Montgomery Police Departments officer support dog.] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/new-police-officer-whines-a-lot-but-wags-his-tail-with-smiles/article_bc46d40c-d863-11ed-ac07-ebe702a908d0.html

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Court Finds Grand Jury Subpoenas Not Categorically Exempt from FOIA Disclosure [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2023/04/court-finds-grand-jury-subpoenas-not.html

Off-duty Chicago police officer dies by apparent suicide in Chicago Lawn District [Video] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/off-duty-chicago-police-officer-dies-by-apparent-s

Notes: The Sun-Times [text] coverage:  Off-duty Chicago police officer dies by apparent suicide in Chicago Lawn District https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2023/4/15/23685097/off-duty-chicago-police-officer-dies-by-apparent-suicide-in-chicago-lawn-district

Packing has begun!  The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board will be moving its Springfield Office to 500 S. 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62701. [Thanks to Yordana Wysocki, Hervas, Condon & Bersani, for pointing this out!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/news/news-important-information/iletsb-springfield-office-moving-locations/  .

Springfield cop who resigned last year due to social media posts unlikely to ever work in law enforcement again, says top official at Illinois State agency [I didn’t see the name of the official in the article.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at:  https://www.wmay.com/2023/04/11/springfield-cup-who-resigned-last-year-due-to-social-media-posts-unlikely-to-ever-work-in-law-enforcement-again-says-top-official-at-illinois-state-agency/  

Springfield Police chief taking medical leave, city announces  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-police-chief-taking-medical-leave-city-announces/  

Notes: Further details:  Springfield Police Chief diagnosed with prostate cancer, takes medical leave https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-police-chief-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer-takes-medical-leave/article_f5212d08-d882-11ed-83ed-838014d3b3f8.html

Suburban police chase ends with 10 hospitalizations, multiple arrests  [Elmhurst, Oak Brook, and Villa Park Police Departments] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at:  https://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/suburban-police-chase-ends-with-10-hospitalization

While Enjoying Outdoors Watch For These Dangerous Illinois Snakes [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: http://1440wrok.com/ixp/722/p/illinois-dangerous-snakes/

Yorkville police moving headquarters into new state-of-the art facility  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/04/17/yorkville-police-moving-headquarters-into-new-state-of-the-art-facility/

From the Police Tribune. New Top Cop Wants To Fire Chicago Officer Who Was Justified In Killing 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://policetribune.com/new-top-cop-wants-to-fire-chicago-officer-who-was-justified-in-killing-13-year-old-adam-toledo/  

Podcasts and Professional Development

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and he National Center for Health Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. BJS cosponsors the 2023 NCHS Data Detectives Camp for rising 6th and 7th graders [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-detectives-camp/index2023.htm

AELE Seminar [Just FYI]. Public Safety Disability Specialist™ Seminar : WHEN:  June 12-14, 2023 :  Las Vegas, NV.  [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  I’m not sure if this one has a remote attendance plan, but at least you know the seminar exists.  SLC]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://aele.org/public-safety-disability-specialist.html

Bodycam video released from Louisville bank shooting =Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/bodycam-video-released-from-louisville-bank-shooting/

From the Office of Justice Programs. JUSTINFO Newsletter : Volume 29, Issue 8 : April 15, 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/april-15-2023

From the YourPoliceWrite blog. Your Friday Quiz [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.yourpolicewrite.com/2023/04/14/your-friday-quiz-29/

No, You Didn’t Cause Your Own Burnout  [Garrett TeSlaa, host of the Squad Room Podcast, recommended it.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.themuse.com/advice/you-didnt-cause-your-own-burnout

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. In this special episode of ‘The Perfect Scam,’ Bob hosts a roundtable discussion on changing the conversation around victim blaming. [A victim of a romance scam, a retired detective, and a prosecutor appear in a panel to discuss problems with police response to reports of these crimes (because victims are tricked out of the money, they aren’t forced to give it, some departments treat the theft as a voluntary gift).  It’s an important reflection on appropriate police responses to any victim of crime.  By the way, the rest of the victim’s story, after she lost all her savings to a romance scammer, it jaw-dropping.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2023/victim-blaming.html     

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Finally Follow Through [The guest argues that our emotional selves are stronger than our rational selves, so that’s why we don’t accomplish things we don’t like to do.  He talks about ways to, more or less, trick oneself, into doing things we don’t like.  Particularly exercise.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/finally-follow-through-9xNnSM8w

Notes: The book [Levinson Steve and Pete Greider. Following through : A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start. Third ed. Unlimited Publishing 2015] is available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1135025459

On the Bend Don’t Break Podcast. The Cost of Confidentiality  [the first half of the interview sets up the second part.  The guest officers’ responded to a suicidal subject.  The event was quick, but the post-event investigative process that follows took about a year and a half, during which they were not allowed to talk to anyone about the encounter.  The investigative process, into whether the responding officers acted appropriately, it turns out, is where the officers’ greatest source of stress came from.  That inability to talk to anyone about the incident, plus the trials of the Pandemic, made the process particularly trying.  This podcast is from Canada, so  things may be different here., but the human reactions are going to be the same.  Explaining to officers what the internal affairs process before an incident takes place is a summary conclusion from the interview.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/the-cost-of-confidentiality-0  

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. Courage Under Fire! Lt. Nathan Hutchinson A True American  [The big story in this interview is about a raid on a marijuana grow house, and the resulting ambush.  Naturally, the important part of the story is told in Part 2 of the interview.  One learning point in this story is that there is no reliably safe response, so always wear your body armor.  Incidentally, the importance of sterile surgical rods comes up at the end.  The metal used to repair the guest’s arm had staph on it, and nearly killed him.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/epISODE/7943dfb6/111-courage-under-fire-lt-Nathan-Hutchinson-a-true-American-hero-part-one

Notes: Part 2:  https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/77b9c8b4/112-courage-under-fire-lt-nathan-hutchinson-a-true-american-hero-part-two

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. More, Real Chicago PD With Chicago Police Chief Of Detectives Eugene Roy. [His experiences with the department in the 2000s, and what his supervisors taught him about police attitude are great rebuffs to the social media narrative.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7a1cc46f/102-more-real-chicago-pd-with-chicago-police-chief-of-detectives-eugene-roy

On the Disaster Podcast. Earthquake and Tsunami Clinical Topics with Dr. Joe Holley [Illinois may not have tsunamis, but I understand we are overdue for a major earthquake.  Just FYI.  By the way, the opening discussion about the remnant of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what problems remain, is insightful.   [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2023/04/earthquakes-and-tsunami-clinical-topics-with-Dr.-joe-holley/

On the Disaster Podcast. Severe Weather Patterns and Public Risk Awareness [The hosts talk about why the weather (in the midwest, particularly) is so violent, and how disaster planning can be improved.  I was disturbed to learn that the number of buildings less likely to withstand severe weather has increased in recent years.  As have the number of people who don’t realized that severe weather is dangerous! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2023/04/severe-weather-patterns-and-public-risk-awareness/

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Trauma In Military and Police Officer, His First Day Back Took a Terrible Toll [The guest had gone to Iraq to get away from his job stress, and related domestic troubles.  But even pastors who are retired police officers need family counseling.  John  Jay Wiley makes a great point:  “God provided us with great doctors and psychiatrists and psychologists:  l avail yourself of them if you need them.”  He is now part of Billy Graham Association’s Law Enforcement Rapid Response team, which provided ministry of presence and social assistance, in crisis situations.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/trauma-from-military-combat-and-his-first-day-back

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Susan Norris on what law enforcement needs to know about sex trafficking in America  [The guest works with a number of Georgia agencies, and advocates for middle- and high-school students who have been lured and groomed into sex work [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/susan-norris-on-what-law-enforcement-needs-to-know-about-sex-trafficking-in-america/  .

On the Squad Room Podcast. Dealing with Death: Navigating Grief and Guilt to Find Joy After The Death of a LEO Spouse with Whitney Allen   [This interview goes into more detail than the recent Badge Boys interview.  The circumstances surrounding the officer’s brain injury is made clearer here.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/whitneyallen/  

Notes: This story sounded familiar. On the Badge Boys Podcast. A Cop’s widow shares her pain in a book, Running in Trauma Stilettos, to bring awareness and help for others who are grieving.  https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/a-cops-widow-shares-her-pain-in-a-book-running-in-trauma-stilettos-to-bring-awareness-and-help-for-others-who-are-grieving  .

Notes: The title of her book was striking: Running in Trauma Stilettos: A Raw Glimpse at Grief and Life After Loss.  No library admits to owning a copy, but here’s its Amazon link:  https://a.co/d/iwNYpFy 

On the Squad Room Podcast. Just Got Promoted? Don’t Make These Mistakes: 11 Tips for New Supervisors to Help You Ease the Transition, Build Trust, Establish Your Presence, and Lead.  [See how his tips match with yours.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/11tipsfornewsupervisors/

On the What’s Your Emergency podcast. Giovanna Vittori, PTSD and Bullying [Off. Vittori won a judgement against her supervisor for bullying, but five years after her suicide.  The hosts discuss the difference between horseplay and bullying among officers, the difference between taunting and concern for an officer’s ability to mentally bear the work,  and thwarting of accommodations.  They bring up a lot of issues to think about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://wyeradio.com/giovanna-vittori-ptsd-and-bullying/

Why Police Departments Need Smart Reporting Tools : Reporting is a time consuming, yet necessary part of an officer’s work shift. A veteran police chief discusses how reporting technology has evolved to protect the public.  [Just FYI.  Recommended by the YourPoliceWrite blog.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-17-2023. Available at: https://www.policemag.com/technology/article/15312813/nuance-communications-why-police-departments-need-smart-reporting-tools

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