Local Police News:  April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021

4 Police Officers, 1 Civilian Rushed To Hospital From Scene Of Fire In Beverly  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/15/5-people-rushed-to-hospital-from-scene-of-fire-in-beverly/.

7-Year-Old Boy With Life-Threatening Heart Condition Becomes Honorary SWAT Officer For A Day [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/18/7-year-old-boy-cpd-honorary-swat-officer/.

As Carjackings Drop In Chicago, Activists Believe Violence Interrupters At Gas Stations Have Helped [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/17/as-carjackings-drop-in-chicago-activists-believe-violence-interrupters-at-gas-stations-have-helped/.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Office hosts Coffee with a Cop  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/champaign-county-sheriffs-office-hosts-coffee-with-a-cop/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. 16-hour armed standoff with police in Morton Grove ends with man taken into custody  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/morton-grove/ct-mgc-barricade-tl-0415-20210413-6mtezkpn6fa3rllybbqn57yhzu-story.html

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Buffalo Grove police give report on mental health-related calls, including using department’s social worker [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-police-mental-health-calls-tl-0422-20210416-karybx6t6rhc3lgwjsxjfhl6hu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Lake County Sheriff’s Office police dog Dax credited with locating, potentially saving suicidal man’s life [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-police-mental-health-calls-tl-0422-20210416-karybx6t6rhc3lgwjsxjfhl6hu-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs//.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Meet Chance, the Elgin PD’s newest police dog. His assignment: Comfort people. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210416/meet-chance-the-elgin-pds-newest-police-dog-his-assignment-comfort-people.

Detective Sgt. Steven Unterbrink of the Bond County Sheriff’s Department [A “Salute to Service”] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/04/detective-sgt-steven-unterbrink-of-the-bond-county-sheriffs-department/.

Earlville Police Officer Injured in Chase Has Long Road to Recovery [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/earlville-police-officer-injured-in-chase-has-long-road-to-recovery/article_418506bc-9d32-11eb-828e-5fb7bf157db3.html.

From the AELE Monthly Law Journal. Weapon Confusion and Civil Liability [From 2012, but George Graves passed it along, as AELE dit recently, because of its timeliness.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: http://www.aele.org/law/2012all06/2012-06MLJ101.pdf.

From the Aftermath Blog. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is Her [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.aftermath.com/blog/national-crime-victims-rights-week-is-here.

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Bills Introduced in Illinois General Assembly to Amend Open Meetings Act [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/04/bills-introduced-in-illinois-general_058051559.html

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Bills Introduced in the Illinois General Assembly to Amend FOIA [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/04/bills-introduced-in-illinois-general.html?spref=tw .

From the Office of Justice Programs. Webinar:  Learn How to Assess Student Behavior Threats in Schools [On April 20.  It should be available on demand] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2cd528a .

Hebron officer sues police chief, assistant claiming sex discrimination, harassment: federal lawsuit [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-hebron-civil-suit-st-0417-20210416-e36cyvdqmzedznts4m5zolzeai-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Illinois Lawmakers Want To Add Penalties For Killing Police Dogs [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/illinois-lawmakers-want-to-add-penalties-for-killing-police-dogs/.

Lawsuit: Springfield Police Officers “desecrated” ashes of Ta’Naja Barnes during traffic stop [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/lawsuit-springfield-police-officers-desecrated-ashes-of-tanaja-barnes-during-traffic-stop/article_10a7a068-9f99-11eb-bfb6-2fb91234e4c2.html.

Man accused of pulling cop into vehicle, driving off while evading police [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/chicago-man-charged-with-injuring-officer-while-evading-police/.

NIJ Term of the Month. Technology-Facilitated Abuse [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/term-month?utm_campaign=justinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

Office of Justice Programs Funding Opportunities (There might be some suitable to your community) [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: s://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2cd2313.

Read the Police Reports of Adam Toledo Shooting Released Alongside Video [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-the-police-reports-of-adam-toledo-shooting-released-alongside-video/2488475/.

Retired CPD Sergeant Says He Can’t Pass Judgment For Sure On Adam Toledo Shooting Video — Did Adam Have A Gun? [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/16/adam-toledo-shooting-video-retired-cpd-sergeant-analysis/.

River Grove man charged with throwing rocks at Park Ridge police officers outside hospital, police say [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-rocks-thrown-at-police-tl-0422-20210419-uyhhfyxoevetppzcgr43jh7opm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Seeking Those Interested In Serving As Police Officers [Greenville, IL] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/04/seeking-those-interested-in-serving-as-police-officers/.

So When You’re A Police Officer–When Should You Shoot?  Chicago police operate under a newly-revised set of procedures on the use of so-called “deadly force” [Describes Chicago PD’s current use of force policy] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/so-when-youre-a-police-officer-when-should-you-shoot/2488811/.

Taylorville police respond to ‘National Rape Day’ TikTok trend, offer safety tips [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/taylorville-police-respond-to-national-rape-day-tiktok-trend-offer-safety-tips/article_02565820-a155-11eb-a41e-8f987f5f2f26.html.

Two police chiefs talk cross-river crime after Haine’s task force meeting [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Two-police-chiefs-talk-cross-river-crime-after-16107254.php.

Vehicles That Flee Police In Springfield Could Be Impounded Under Proposed Ordinance [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/04/14/vehicles-that-flee-police-in-springfield-could-be-impounded-under-proposed-ordinance/.

‘Buzz’ Palmer, ex-cop, organizer who co-founded Chicago’s Afro-American Patrolmen’s League, dead at 84 [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/16/22384133/edward-buzz-palmer-afro-american-patrolmens-league-chicago-organizer-activist-sister-cities-obituary.

BONUS CONTENT

From Calibre Press. How Can You Mistake a Gun for a Taser? [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/04/how-can-you-mistake-a-gun-for-a-taser/ .

From Calibre Press. “Let go of me! You’re hurting me! You can’t arrest me!” What would YOU do in this situation? [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/04/let-go-of-me-youre-hurting-me-you-cant-arrest-me-what-would-you-do-in-this-situation/

From PoliceOne. Chaplain’s Corner: Why I believe cops are ministers of God [All considered, the article seemed timely.  Thanks to SCCJA for pointing it out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-chaplain/articles/chaplains-corner-why-i-believe-cops-are-ministers-of-god-FM1yFETy2vKcEzYb/ .

From the Life of a PIO:Blog. Transparency and the Public Information Officer can be Symbiotic! [Timely information.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://lifeofapio.blogspot.com/2021/04/transparancy-and-public-information.html?spref=tw .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. An IT professional uses his skills to hack into scammers’ computers and warn potential fraud victims before they lured into a fraud [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/jim-browning.html .

On the Bend Not Break Podcast. Overcoming the Trauma of Investigating the Death of a Child: RCMP Cst. Glen Fenimore’s Story of Resilience [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/overcoming-the-trauma-of-investigating-the-death-of-a-child-rcmp-cst-glen-fenimores-story-of-resilience.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Meet Ernie & Joe, the crisis cops behind the HBO documentary [The officers talk about their approach to working with people in mental crisis.  They pass on some of their suggestions, too.  At the end, they mention that tht film is available (apparently for free) to law wnforcement agencies that want to see it.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/overcoming-the-trauma-of-investigating-the-death-of-a-child-rcmp-cst-glen-fenimores-story-of-resilience..

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Understanding the fallacies behind the normalization of drug use [The first 18 minutes are about the 4th Amendment, and the importance of knowing court procedure.  Have you noticed some of these issues in your jurisdiction?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/understanding-the-fallacies-behind-the-normalization-of-drug-use.

What’s your Emergency Podcast. Cyndi Doyle and her Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship  (It’s available through Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Hold-Line-Protecting-Enforcement-Relationship/dp/0578828820/ . So far, no library admits to owning it yet.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021.  Podcast Available at: https://wyeradio.libsyn.com/cyndi-doyle-and-her-essential-guide-to-protecting-your-law-enforcement-relationship.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips. Saddle Up: Re-Envisioning the Horse as an Alternative Vehicle for Officers : Borrowing inspiration from the animal itself, the idea behind the LyteHorse is to put the operator at a higher vantage point while still providing needed stability.  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.officer.com/vehicles-fleet/vehicles-equipment/special-purpose-vehicles/article/21214388/saddle-up-reenvisioning-the-horse-as-an-alternative-vehicle-for-officers

From Governing.Com. “Gassing is not a human way of policing.” [From the site’s “Who Said That” section.  I include it as a perspective on the public’s view of less-lethal force.  My first thought on seeing that remark was, “Well, what did you want the police to do?  Shoot them?” I am reminded of an excnange it the 1930s crasy comedy /Double Wedding/.  At one point the heroine is scolding the man pursuing her about already having a wife.  He points out that they are divorced, and had done so because they couldn’t agree.  In a passon, the heroine exclaims that he shouldn’t have divorced her.  He asks, “What should i have done?  Killed her?”  People forget that divorce and less-lethal force are comparatively gentle ways to handle situations that would otherwise require a severe response.  SLC — and thank you for your patience!]  [Web Page].  Accessed 4-19-2021. Available at: https://www.governing.com/government-quotes/Gassing-is-not-a-human-way-of-policing.html .

Double Wedding (1937), some background, via Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Wedding_(1937_film) .

 

 

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