Local Police News: August 29, 2022

August 31, 2022

Alderman asks: When do overworked cops have time to tap mental-health services?  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-aldermen-discuss-mental-health-of-police-officers .

Bolingbrook Police Raise Over $4,600 During Cop On A Rooftop  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-police-raise-over-4-600-during-cop-rooftop .

Car chase ends outside Morgan Park police station with woman shot and killed, man wounded: CPD  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/woman-dead-in-shooting-outside-morgan-park-police-station .

Chicago police recruit battered suburban cop during weekend stop, arrest report says; ‘How else was I supposed to get away?’ she allegedly asked [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/08/chicago-police-recruit-battered-suburban-cop-during-weekend-stop-arrest-report-says-how-else-was-i-supposed-to-get-away-she-allegedly-asked.html .

Notes: WBBM’s coverage:  https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-recruit-attacks-cop-in-traffic-stop-official

Clinton County Among First To Go Live With Next Gen 911  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2022/08/clinton-county-among-first-to-go-live-with-next-gen-911/ .

Donut-spinning drivers create chaos again, damaging 6 CPD squad cars in “sideshows” across the city [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/08/donut-spinning-drivers-create-chaos-again-damaging-6-cpd-squad-cars-in-sideshows-across-the-city.html .

Financial Institutions, Law Enforcement Agencies Warning Of Elder Scams [Compare with the /Perfect Scam/ episodes this week.  A timely article.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/08/28/financial-institutions-law-enforcement-agencies-warning-of-elder-scams/ .

Flossmoor promotes Keith Taylor to deputy chief after Clinton Wagner retires [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/08/28/flossmoor-promotes-keith-taylor-to-deputy-chief-after-clinton-wagner-retires/ .

Joe Cicci Obituary (Sgt, retired, St. Charles Police Dpeartment. Thanks to Jim Kintz for pointing this out.  SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.beveragefamilyfh.com/obituary/joseph-cicci.

Notes: A memorial from WSPY:  https://www.wspynews.com/obituaries/joe-cicci-59/article_a5d05992-230e-11ed-8c45-2b2c04a543b3.html

Judge sentences man to 55 years in prison for shooting, killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/29/judge-sentences-man-to-55-years-in-prison-for-shooting-killing-mchenry-county-sheriffs-deputy-jacob-keltner/.

Local police officers collect nearly $3K for Special Olympics [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/2022/08/22/local-police-officers-collect-nearly-3k-for-special-olympics/?mc_cid=beffe2da7c&mc_eid=a87012b8b9.

Naperville chief says number of motorists fleeing police on the rise, and he’s seeking a way to crack down [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/naperville-chief-says-number-of-motorists-fleeing-police-on-the-rise-and-he-s-seeking-a-way-to-crack-down/ar-AA119iEj

Notes: WBBM’s report:  https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/naperville-police-chief-wants-to-fine-people-fleeing-in-cars

Niles PD honors 3 members killed by suspected drunk driver at Walk Like MADD event  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/niles-il-police-department-mothers-against-drunk-driving/12173215/.

Officer injured during struggle with man armed with gun in Waukegan, prosecutors say [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/29/officer-injured-during-struggle-with-man-armed-with-gun-in-waukegan-prosecutors-say/.

Officials mark 20-year anniversary of Barrington police officer who died after struggle with suspect [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/08/26/officials-mark-20-year-anniversary-of-barrington-police-officer-who-died-during-struggle-with-suspect.

Pickpockets return to CTA after taking time off for COVID [Crime news rather than police news, but the wording made me chuckle.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2022/08/pickpockets-return-to-cta-after-taking-time-off-for-covid.html.

Red flags: How Moline police and school officials are working to catch signs of school violence before it happens [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.wqad.com/article/news/education/moline-school-violence-red-flags/526-04cc659e-788d-4a8e-a628-ab5da062f9c2 .

SIUE names interim police chief as long-serving leader Schmoll retires [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/SIUE-names-interim-police-chief-as-long-serving-17405663.php .

Springfield Police swears in 13 new officers [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-police-swears-in-13-new-officers/ .

This Is How Dangerous Law Enforcement Jobs Are In Illinois [Thanks to Will Sperling for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/how-dangerous-law-enforcement-jobs-are-illinois-0 .

Thomas Marven Lambert Obituary, (Batavia Police Dept., Ret.)  [Thanks to Jim Kintz for letting us know.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://mossfuneral.com/obituaries/details/3296/ .

Waukegan cop fatally shoots armed man during dispute with neighbor [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/waukegan-police-shooting-today-news-il/12165062/.

West Loop man, a hero, after breaking up would be kidnapping with his pepper spray, neighbors say [Not police news, but a refreshing act to hear about. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/west-loop-man-a-hero-broke-up-kidnapping-with-pepper-spray .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Police, firefighters, former teammates hit the gridiron to help injured Park Forest Officer Tim Jones [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-timstrong-football-fundraiser-st-0825-20220824-lxdqoa3dqvdfnheqz65ct2cjuq-story.html .

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Court Declines to Find City Liable for Police Officer Off-Duty Activities [The case was from Indiana, but will be good to know about. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/08/court-declines-to-find-city-liable-for.html  .

Podcasts and Professional Development

Department of Justice Announces the Opening of Nominations for the Sixth Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-announces-opening-nominations-sixth-annual-attorney-general-s-award .

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Court Declines to Find City Liable for Police Officer Off-Duty Activities [The case was from Indiana, but will be good to know about. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2022/08/court-declines-to-find-city-liable-for.html  .

From Calibre Press. “Good cops don’t suddenly turn rogue and tarnish the badge.” [“Friedman points out that the trip down the road to unethical behavior generally starts with a series of small steps in the wrong direction.”  Much like the little pebbles that start a rockslide.  FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://calibrepress.com/2022/08/good-cops-don’t-suddenly-turn-rogue-and-tarnish-the-badge/ .

From Law Officer. American Police Staffing Catastrophe: No Quick Fixes [Just FYI.  SLC]  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.lawofficer.com/american-police-staffing-catastrophe/ .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Dianne and Tom find their quiet retired life suddenly turned upside down when their computer is hacked and must race to secure their life’s savings.   [My mother got caught with a scam similar to this one.  How to evade it should be an important part of crime prevention presentations.  An important observation made at the end of Pt. 2 is that the scammers were more friendly and caring than the people at the banks.  Emphasizing the importance of showing sincere interest in possible victims might be another element to include in crime prevention sessions.  Incidentally, the victims were Illinois residents.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/computer-hacking.html

Notes: Part 2:  A couple moves their savings after a hacking, with the help of a fraud investigator Marcus. But when Marcus disappears, so does their funds.  – https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2022/computer-hacking-part-2.html

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Read Minds and Detect Deception [The guest is also the author of /Never Be Lied To Again/.  He focuses on choice of words rather than body language.] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/how-to-read-minds-and-detect-deception-j0c01QV.

Notes: Here’s the Amazon page for the guest’s new book:  Mindreader: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What The… https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593236181/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ZF3NN1A4T6FN1PF76Z2F  And these libraries have a copy:  http://www.worldcat.org/title/1289618405

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Det. Sean Reavie shares his “origin story” that led to his mission to save children with his nonprofit Put on the Cape Foundation [The foundation started when the guest made a breakthrough during an interview with an sexually abused boy through superheroes.  The organization appears to be Arizona-focused, but the principles are good to know about.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/det-sean-reavie-shares-his-origin-story-that-led-to-his-mission-to-save-children-with-his-nonprofit-put-on-the-cape-foundation .

On the Cops and Writers Podcast. British Police Sergeant Ralph Kern Interviews American Law Enforcement Officers Adam Richardson And Patrick O’Donnell! [The hosts of the Cops and Writers Podcast and site talk about their own background in law enforcement, the differences between US and UK police equipment, and writing technique.  It’s an engaging conversation, even if you don’t intend to write police fiction.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/74eee578/079-british-police-sergeant-ralph-kern-interviews-american-law-enforcement-officers-adam-richardson-and-patrick-odonnell  .

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Suicide Victimology  [The page pulls up better in Edge than in Chrome.  I couldn’t find the play button, and, after much back-and-forth with the webmaster, found out that it at the lower right corner of the play box, and doesn’t show up in the Chrome browse.  With the Edge browser, however, it all shows up perfectly.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/suicide-victimology .

Notes: The previous episode on Suicide Statistics:  https://coronertalk.com/suicide-statistics-298

On the Inside the FBI Podcast. Top Ten Fugitive Ruja Ignatova [Just FYI. Her work with cryptocurrency might be instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/inside-the-fbi-top-ten-fugitive-ruja-ignatova .

On the Justice Today Podcast. The Science of School Safety [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://justicetoday.buzzsprout.com/1861872/11161785-the-science-of-school-safety .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Her State Police Husband Suffered a Serious Injury in an On-Duty Accident. How T.B.I. [Traumatic Brain Injury] Changed Their Lives. [The problems the family has had trying to get the worker’s compensation, and to have  the officer’s brain injury recognized are the primary topics of this interview.  The radical change in the officer, and the utter lack of resources for family members, is sobering.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/her-state-police-husband-suffered-a-serious-injury .

Notes: Here’s the first interview:  Abandoned by NC State Highway Patrol and Abused By Workers Compensation. https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/abandoned-by-nc-state-police-and-abused-by-workers

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How Crisis Response Canines brings comfort to first responders and the communities they serve  [The guest talks about how he got involved with comfort dogs, the history of the specific organization he is part of, and the benefit of comfort dogs.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/how-crisis-response-canines-brings-comfort-to-first-responders-and-the-communities-they-serve/  .

On the Ricochet Network’s Sara Carter Podcast. Wrongfully Convicted Officer’s Wife: Why Is There A Vendetta Against My Husband? [Just FYI.  The situation is out of Huntsville, Alabama, and the situation is that of an officer who shot a gun-carrying subject who claimed to be suicidal.  Upon departmental review, the officer’s behavior was within policy; but the DA charged him anyway.  The political conditions described could be instructive, for ways to present police actions to the public in ways that make sense to them.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://ricochet.com/podcast/

sara-carter-podcast/wrongfully-convicted-officers-wife-why-is-there-a-vendetta-against-my-husband/.

Table of Contents Alert. Crime & Delinquency- Volume: 68, Number: 10 (September 2022) [Web Page].  Accessed 8-29-2022. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cadc/68/10 .

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