Local Police News: August 7, 2023

August 8, 2023

Chicago Police Department Must Improve Methods, Clarify Rules for Reporting Officer Misconduct, Watchdog Report Finds [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://news.wttw.com/2023/08/03/chicago-police-department-must-improve-methods-clarify-rules-reporting-officer-misconduct

Chicago Police, Fire Departments face off in annual charity baseball game at Guaranteed Rate Field  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://abc7chicago.com/chairty-baseball-game-chicago-police-department-fire-guaranteed-rate-field/13589812/

Chicago police officers shoot man during foot chase on South Side  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-officers-shoot-man-during-foot-chase

Cook County sheriff’s officers caught on camera stealing NASCAR signs [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/cook-county-sheriffs-officers-caught-on-camera-ste

False alarms, poor security systems hamper police, Decatur chief said  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://herald-review.com/news/community/police-technology-crime-court-business/article_9200d8c8-3169-11ee-8cc0-d7d5246fb18c.html

Governor signs bill into law that allows non-citizens to become police officers in Illinois [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/05/governor-signs-bill-into-law-that-allows-non-citizens-to-become-police-officers-in-illinois/

Grayslake Police Department announces addition of Jake the comfort dog to aid officers, community [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/05/grayslake-police-department-announces-addition-of-jake-the-comfort-dog-to-aid-officers-community/

Group protests Oak Lawn police commission meeting, calls for officers to be fired after teen’s 2022 arrest  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/southwest-suburbs/group-protests-oak-lawn-police-commission-meeting-calls-for-officers-to-be-fired-after-teens-2022-arrest/  

Illinois Governor Pritzker signs new anti-doxing law Friday [FYI:.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/08/06/illinois-governor-pritzker-signs-new-anti-doxing-law-Friday/

ISP announces new online crash reporting system [“Online reporting will be available for single-vehicle accidents where there were no injuries to anyone involved, and which occur on either a federal or Illinois Route.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/08/03/isp-announces-new-online-crash-reporting-system

Lake County Sheriff Canine Axel to receive body armor donation from non-profit organization [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/04/lake-county-sheriff-canine-axel-to-receive-body-armor-donation-from-non-profit-organization/  .

Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracks down missing child who was found unconscious in Zion [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/03/lake-county-sheriff-canine-dax-tracks-down-missing-child-who-was-found-unconscious-in-zion/

Man shot by Chicago officers after shooting at them during foot chase [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/officer-involved-shooting-under-investigation-in-south-shore/

Off-duty Cook Sheriff’s deputy involved after shot fired at attempted intruder on Far South Side [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://abc7chicago.com/cook-county-sheriffs-deputy-chicago-shooting-crime-sheriffs/13586484/

Officers, bystander rescue unconscious driver from burning Tesla after crash in Round Lake [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/07/officers-bystander-rescue-unconscious-driver-from-burning-tesla-after-crash-in-round-lake/

PETA asks Lake Station mayor to recuse police department after dogs die in box truck [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/northwest-indiana/peta-asks-lake-station-mayor-to-recuse-police-department-after-dogs-die-in-box-truck/

Notes: More coverage:  Answers demanded over death of 10 dogs en route to police K9 center http://omny.fm/shows/wbbmam-on-demand/answers-demanded-over-death-of-10-dogs-en-route-to

Pot prices in Illinois are some of the highest in the nation, new study finds [Not exactly law enforcement news, but, in light of the remarks made in the Game of Crimes podcast last week, which discussed how high-priced marijuana affects illegal growtrafficking, this news might be informative.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2023/8/2/23817929/pot-prices-in-illinois-are-some-of-the-highest-in-the-nation-new-study-finds  

Prisoner breaks holding cell door after being arrested [The suspect is identified several times as being from Romeoville, but the agency involved  is not noted.  The article is from the Forest Park Review, but noting the arresting agency in the article would verify which agency’s cell was damaged.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.forestparkreview.com/2023/08/01/prisoner-breaks-holding-cell-door-after-being-arrested/

Program pairs social work with police response after waiting on funding [Peoria] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at:  http://www.25newsnow.com/2023/08/04/program-pairs-social-work-with-police-response-after-waiting-funding/

Rock Falls Police Department K9 Fahgo awarded a healthcare grant : Vested Interest in K9s is covering the cost of policy premiums on Fahgo’s health insurance. [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.wqad.com/article/life/animals/rock-falls-police-department-k9-fahgo/526-b76734f8-9af1-4c22-82e5-ca7669f41031

Sangamon County sheriff’s office launches new youth Explorer Program [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://newschannel20.com/news/local/sangamon-county-sheriffs-office-launches-new-youth-explorer-program

Suspicious package at police station prompts emergency response, sends 2 to hospital [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/hazmat-team-responds-to-suspicious-package-at-police-station

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Waukegan looks at possibility of creating a civilian office of police accountability  [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-abn-waukegan-police-accountability-st-0807-20230806-xgh4sply3ney5egdugmv4ed73m-story.html

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle — May require registration. Community members enjoy games with police officers at Homewood’s National Night Out [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.hfchronicle.com/2023/08/02/community-members-played-games-with-the-homewood-police-at-national-night-out/

SWAT team called after man allegedly displays guns toward neighbors making noise in Woodstock [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/08/03/swat-team-called-after-man-allegedly-displays-guns-toward-neighbors-making-noise-in-woodstock/

Urbana officially welcomes new police chief at City Council meeting [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.wcia.com/news/urbana-officially-welcomes-new-police-chief-at-city-council-meeting

Wheaton Police Respond to Viral Video, Charge Man identified as “Retired FBI” with Assault [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.countryherald.com/community/wheaton-police-respond-to-viral-video-charge-man-identified-as-retired-fbi-with-assault

‘Do it; shoot me’: Oak Forest police arrest man following standoff [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/do-it-shoot-me-oak-forest-police-arrest-man-in-standoff

ShawLocal/Kendall Co. — Might require registration. Rabies found in DeKalb County bat =FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/08/07/rabies-found-in-dekalb-county-bat/  

Podcasts and Professional Development

Abstract from the journal  Police Practice and Research :  and An International Journal. Police lethal force errors and stress physiology during video and live evaluation simulations (Paula M. Di Nota Icon, Juha-Matti Huhta, Evelyn C. Boychuk Icon &Judith P. Andersen) [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2023.2237624?af=R  .

From Calibre Press. Is Anyone Willing or Even Capable of Serving Anymore? [A lot to think about here.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/07/is-anyone-willing-or-even-capable-of-serving-anymore

From Lexipol . In the Case of Law Enforcement Pursuits [To pursue or not to pursue? “The answer, in typical lawyer fashion: It depends. ] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/in-the-case-of-law-enforcement-pursuits/ 

From Police and Security News. FBI Report on LEOs Killed in the Line of Duty [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://policeandsecuritynews.com/2023/08/07/fbi-report-on-leos-killed-in-the-line-of-duty/

From the Office of Justice Programs. July 2023 in Review [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/3685dac  .

JUSTINFO Newsletter : Volume 29, Issue 15:  August 1, 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://www.ojp.gov/news/justinfo/august-1-2023 .

Lexipol Webinar. The First 100 Days in Office: : Tips for the New Law

Enforcement Leader  : Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | 1 pm Eastern [60 minutes] [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-first-100-days

On the Daily Signal Podcast. How Unrest in France After Police-Involved Killing Compared With Riots After George Floyd’s Death [The background on the situation, and the description of French tactics might be of interest.  SLC} [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://ricochet.com/podcast/daily-signal/how-unrest-in-france-after-police-involved-killing-compared-with-riots-after-george-floyds-death/

On the Disaster Podcast. Clinical Presentation of Unusual Diseases in U.S. with Dr. Joe [COVID-2+ is still around, and Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) and Dengue Fever are is making a comeback,  So far, they are appearing in the southern US, but be careful. They are both hard to diagnose, and hard to treat.   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://disasterpodcast.com/2023/08/clinical-presentation-of-unusual-diseases-in-u-s-with-dr-joe/  .

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. The Thin Gold Line Foundation with Jason and Kathy Lott [Covering a call for a fatal squad car accident starts Jason Lott’s PTSD journey.  His uneven treatment leads to overmedication,   He was eventually able to get off the drugs, but they had left him with permanent physical and emotional damage.  He now mentors for the WarFighter program, to hep other responders with PTSD.  His wife started the Thin Gold Line Foundation as a sort of retirement present for him.  The organization provides resource baskets to dispatch centers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.aedrjournal.org/the-thin-gold-line-foundation-with-jason-and-kathy-lott  .

Notes: The two books they refer to are Marshall Jim and Tracey Laorenza. The Resilient 9-1-1 Professional a Comprehensive Guide to Surviving & Thriving Together in the 9-1-1 Center. South of Heaven Press 2018, available at these libraries:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1050339123 , and Timm Adam and Joe Serio. Dispatcher Stress : 50 Lessons on Beating the Burnout. Law Enforcement Development Training 2016. is available at:  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1043357658 .   Purchase links, by the way, are available on the right side of the WorldCat pages.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Police Officer’s Nightmare, Murder Of Her Partner, Patrick Prohm. [The incident was from the 1990s, in Detroit.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at:  http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-talk/the-murder-of-her-police-partner-patrick-prohm-her  

Notes: The guest’s book is apparently not available at any libraries yet, but its Amazon page is OFFICER’S NIGHTMARE https://a.co/d/cGJ4bAp 

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Wales Police Officer, Nerve Damage Led to both Mental and Physical Deterioration. [The nerve damage pain sounds excruciating.  And not being able to “do” is a huge mental blow.  As I commented elsewhere, I recently spent an hour chatting with a cousin in failing health who was with the NYPD, who really hates not being able to “do.”  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-talk/police-officer-in-wales-nerve-damage-led-to-both-m

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Fremont Police Chief Sean Washington on how a Youth Advisory Board builds trust through transparent communication [Before he became chief, the guest had noticed that many of the people showing up for protests were students.  When he became chief, he started  youth advisory boards at  some of the schools.  The program is just starting,, however..  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/fremont-police-chief-sean-washington-on-how-a-youth-advisory-board-builds-trust-through-transparent-communication/

On the Squad Room Podcast. 18 Lessons from 18 Years as a Cop: What I Wish I Knew, Mistakes Made, and Lessons Learned   [Just FYI.  See how they might compare with yours.  After spending an hour with a cousin who was a former NYPD patrol officer, I am reminded of how important sharing life experience can be in benefitting other officers’ professionalism.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/18lessons/

On the Street Cop Podcast. Case Law Clarity with Zach Miller [Topics include Search Incident to Citation or Arrest, Warrantless entry into a home to effect an arrest, Unintentional police misconduct,, and Search Incident to Arrest of bags and backpacks.] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-864-Case-Law-Clarity-with-Zach-Miller-e274pru

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Congresswoman Norma Torres. [discussing “Clarification of the Consolidated Appropriations Act”] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-479

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Featuring Mary, 9-1-1 Call taker, Communications Shift Lead, Chief Training Officer, Huntsville-Madison county 911, AL. [Dispatchers have some of the strangest ridealongs!  Her position is a calltaker for dispatchers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-494

Police1 Webinar. Custody transitions: Officer safety from intake through booking : Panelists will review the training required for officers to manage custody transitions, as well as highlight strategies to improve safety during this process : August 24, at 12 p.m. CT [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://www.police1.com/officer-safety/articles/custody-transitions-officer-safety-from-intake-through-booking-AiURMT8t5hVn3PVl/  .

Prepare to flick off your incandescent bulbs for good under new US rules that kicked in this week : New federal rules governing the energy efficiency of lighting systems went into full effect Tuesday, effectively ending the sale and manufacture of bulbs that trace their origin to an 1880 Edison patent.=Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2023/8/3/23818884/prepare-flick-off-your-incandescent-bulbs-good-under-new-us-rules-kicked-this-week

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics . FBI Active Shooter Resources in JusticeConnect [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: http://le.fbi.gov/cjis-division/cjis-link/fbi-active-shooter-resources-in-justiceconnect

Via the SCCJA Trending Topics, and Police1. What do you do when someone offers you a bribe? Consider this:  Every time someone attempts to bribe an officer and is released without being charged accordingly, a golden opportunity is missed [Web Page].  Accessed 8-7-2023. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-training/articles/what-do-you-do-when-someone-offers-you-a-bribe-consider-this-jfM7rwSPAtj3I5Lv/

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