Local Police News for February 9, 2021

March 5, 2021

Aurora Mayor and Police Chief Announce Measures to Combat Increase in Gang Violence [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/aurora-mayor-and-police-chief-announce-measures-to-combat-increase-in-gang-violence/article_b4ba8aa6-6701-11eb-a0f1-677f7e88bebd.html.


Bellwood Police Commander Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/06/bellwood-police-commander-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography/.


Chicago Police Detective Attacked While Investigating Homicide Scene In South Shore [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/09/chicago-police-officer-attacked-in-south-shore/.


Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Armed barricade situation in Brookfield ends peacefully : The person barricaded themselves inside after a “domestic situation” escalated at a home in the 9000 block of Bartlett Avenue, according to Brookfield Chief of Police Ed Petrak [The grammar of the subtitle also interested me. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/9/22275489/armed-barricade-situation-in-brookfield-ends-peacefully-charges-pending.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Car fleeing murder scene pursued by police helicopter crashes into squad car on Northwest Side; 1 arrested [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-overnight-shootings-violence-20210206-ggxxzp7a5bbzxb5gf7gya7dyj4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Cases of Elgin cops pulling stun guns during arrests increased in 2020 but police using them less, data shows [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-resistance-arrests-st-0207-20210206-75adliv7lbexlcbwcv2c6xlrma-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Police departments in Oak Brook, Hinsdale and other towns are buying body cameras for their officers; others choosing to wait [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-police-body-cameras-tl-0211-20210209-xp3owl356zci3pcngjgroyfkcm-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.


City of Joliet Seeks Public Feedback on AXON Body Camera Draft Policy [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/city-of-joliet-seeks-public-feedback-on-axon-body-camera-draft-policy/.


COPA Releases Video Of Incident Where Officer Shot Man In Hand In Irving Park; Lawsuit Claims Man And His Friend Were Unarmed And Posed No Threat [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/09/copa-releases-video-of-incident-where-officer-shot-man-in-hand-in-irving-park-lawsuit-claims-man-and-his-friend-were-unarmed-and-posed-no-threat/.


County Board Passes Resolution On Crime Bill [Bond County — includes sound clips] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/02/county-board-passes-resolution-on-crime-bill/.


CPD Officer Joseph Cabrera Charged With Attempted Murder In Off-Duty Shooting On Southwest Side [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/illinois/chicago/news/2158716185641/cpd-officer-joseph-cabrera-charged-with-attempted-murder-in-off-duty-shooting-on-southwest-side?s=oldSite&ss=dmg_local_briefing_ws_fb.web2.


From Governing.Com. Police Reformers’ Next Step: a Hard Look at Union Contracts : Collective bargaining agreements with police too often constrain department leadership and tilt the playing field away from accountability for officers’ misconduct. Community trust is at stake. [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.governing.com/now/Police-Reform-Hard-Look-at-Union-Contracts.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Fewer%20Police%2C%20No%20Parades%3A%20The%20Squeeze%20on%20Local%20Budgets&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email.


From PoliceOne. How to be a successful mentee : Like any relationship, a mentorship – whether you’re the mentor or mentee – takes time to develop [Just a reminder — Thanks to the SCCJA for pointing it out! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/career-advice/articles/how-to-be-a-successful-mentee-tRjzRtmhYlp93WgK/.


From the Calibre Press Blog. 5 Smart Money Moves for Cops [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/02/5-smart-money-moves-for-cops/?utm_source=Calibre+Press+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a79aa63422-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_11_06_49_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dcd0c1c239-a79aa63422-193464676.


Greene was Kewanee’s 1st full-time police officer [Kewanee, IL. From last year, but still timely. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.starcourier.com/news/20200228/greene-was-kewanees–1st-full-time-police-officer .


How criminal justice bill would overhaul officer certification [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chronicleillinois.com/government/how-criminal-justice-bill-would-overhaul-officer-certification/ .


Lightfoot Signs Executive Order To Create Process For Victims Of Alleged Police Misconduct To Obtain Video, Other Case Materials [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/05/lightfoot-signs-executive-to-create-process-for-victims-of-alleged-police-misconduct/.


New Brief on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Policing [From the bureau of Justice Assistance] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://policeandsecuritynews.com/2021/02/02/new-brief-on-the-use-of-predictive-analytics-in-policing/ .


New Harper College police chief sworn in [Congratulations John Lawson!] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20210121/new-harper-college-police-chief-sworn-in .


Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Found Dead Inside Home [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.newsbreak.com/illinois/chicago/news/2159304033962/off-duty-chicago-police-officer-found-dead-inside-home?s=oldSite&ss=dmg_local_briefing_ws_fb.web2.


On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast. Not in my Park! Regulating Controversial Park Activities [Most of the information applies to municipalities, but it could help police departments see where and how law enforcement might become necessary SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2021/02/49-not-in-my-park-regulating.html .


On the Badge Boys Podcast. Internet Crimes Expert [Michael Lee] Teaches parents and teachers how to keep kid’s safe from online sexual predators during the pandemic ][he book, Lee, Jeffrey A. Online Predators, an Internet Insurgency: A Field Manual for Teaching and Parenting in the Digital Arena. , 2020, is available at these libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1143632040 ] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/internet-crimes-expert-teaches-parents-and-teachers-how-to-keep-kids-safe-from-online-sexual-predators-during-the-pandemic.


On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Student Chat [Darren Dake talks with a woman trying to become a death investigator. The information would be helpful to people you might know who could use come encouragement in that direction. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: http://coronertalk.libsyn.com/website/student-chat .


On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Student Questions [Darren Dake answers questions that students have posed in his death investigation class. If you don’t know much about dealing with dead bodies, the information give you a better idea of what to expect. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: http://coronertalk.libsyn.com/website/student-questions .


On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Baby’s Life He Couldn’t Save, Almost Claimed His. Coming Back From The Brink. [In the Line of Duty made a video set about this officer’s experiences with Traumatic Stress and suicide:  [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-baby-s-life-he-couldn-t-save-almost-claimed-hi .


On the Policing Matters Podcast. ‘olygraph myth-busting: Separating truth from fiction ]The program begins with some discussion of how polygraphs are used in police applicant selection. ] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/polygraph-myth-busting-separating-truth-from-fiction .


Police killings of unarmed black Americans: a reassessment of community mental health spillover effects [Abstract — from Police Practice and Research : An International Journal . Just so you know. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15614263.2021.1878894?af=R.


Police Quarterly- Volume: 24, Number: 1 (March 2021) : Table of Contents [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pqxa/24/1.


Police scanners go silent with encryption in Macon County [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/watch-now-police-scanners-go-silent-with-encryption-in-macon-county/article_e0c55750-2fee-5869-8e82-e12f08441630.html.


Some ”Thin Blue Line” Stickers Come Off S[pringfield] PD Squad Cars, Others Allowed To Stay [“The issue was raised recently after “Thin Blue Line” flags were used by some of the rioters involved in last month’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.”] [Web Page]. Accessed 2-9-2021. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/02/05/some-thin-blue-line-stickers-come-off-spd-squad-cars-others-allowed-to-stay/#.YCBakMEFKHY.twitter .


U of I police earn top Illinois law enforcement honor [Web Page]. Accessed 2+9-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/u-of-i-police-earn-top-illinois-law-enforcement-honor/article_1157b578-6b16-11eb-9b69-e7c97b804e6e.html.


Yorkville Police Department Forms Crisis Intervention Team [Web Page]. Accessed 2+9-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-department-forms-crisis-intervention-team/article_b24d2964-6a25-11eb-a58a-03868caeabac.html .


The ‘People’s Council’ talks Defunding Police [Champaign area. Something to watch out for. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 2+9-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/champaign-county/the-peoples-council-talks-defunding-police/ .


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