Local Police News for January 19, 2021

March 5, 2021

After Firing Weapons, Some CPD Officers Allowed To Return To Duty Without Completing Required Training, Watchdog Finds [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/19/after-firing-weapons-some-cpd-officers-allowed-to-return-to-duty-without-completing-required-training-watchdog-finds/.


Anderson blasts HB 163 as all wrong for Illinois [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://rockislandtoday.com/stories/571997808-anderson-blasts-hb-163-as-all-wrong-for-illinois.


Back the Blue Jeep Run shows support for Central Illinois police officers [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://week.com/2021/01/16/back-the-blue-jeep-run-shows-support-for-central-illinois-police-officers/.


Calgary officer killed in the line of duty laid to rest, honoured with regimental funeral [Canada, but good to know about. Thanks to Kathleen Deakin for pointing it out. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-officer-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-laid-to-rest-honoured-with-regimental-funeral.


Chicago shooting: Off-duty suburban police officer’s car shot at after being rear-ended on Dan Ryan Expressway ramp [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/off-duty-suburban-police-officers-car-shot-at-on-south-side/9774751/ .


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Editorial: Policing and outrage at a rushed criminal justice reform bill ml [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: l https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-crime-bill-illinois-cash-bail-20210115-dppzcwnborbhxi43z4alagxxfa-story.html  .


City Police To Use Body Cams [Greenville PD] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/01/city-police-to-use-body-cams/ .


Coronavirus outbreak in California emergency room infects 43 hospital staffers [Not Illinois, and not strictly law enforcement, but a reminder to continue to be careful. Thanks to Cindy Thornton for pointing this out. [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-outbreak-san-jose-er-infects-hospital-staff


Criminal Justice Reform Bill Includes Police Licensing Changes [Just FYI. It’s interesting to see how different sites present the information. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/criminal-justice-reform-bill-includes-police-licensing-changes/ .


Daily Herald — may require registration . All Wheeling police to have body cameras by end of February, chief says [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210119/all-wheeling-police-to-have-body-cameras-by-end-of-february-chief-says .


Daily Herald — may require registration . Aurora police in standoff with home’s residents after fatal shooting [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210116/aurora-police-in-standoff-with-homes-residents-after-fatal-shooting .


Daily Herald — may require registration . ‘We’re disheartened’: Suburban chiefs disappointed by criminal justice bill [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/were-disheartened-suburban-chiefs-disappointed-by-criminal-justice-bill .


Edwardsville Police Chief calls for action against ‘dangerous’ HB 3653 [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://ww.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-Police-Chief-calls-for-action-15867622.php


Expert Says End To Cash Bail Does Not Mean Greater Risk To Community Safety In States Where It Has Happened [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/19/expert-says-end-to-cash-bail-does-not-mean-greater-risk-to-community-safety-in-states-where-it-has-happened


From Governing.Com. The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2021 [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.governing.com/next/The-Biggest-Issues-to-Watch-in-2021.html


Gov. Pritzker Statement on the Passage of HB3653 [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.heraldpubs.com/2021/01/14/gov-pritzker-statement-on-the-passage-of-hb3653


HB 3653: Here’s a Look at What’s Included [How the information is presented should be of particular interest to PIOs. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hb-3653-heres-a-look-at-whats-included/2415933/?fbclid=IwAR134UFH8_npjDshuzRyfELtqXiUSeaZ7U230c7a2bcy8n6w0gZtMToyTto .


Joliet’s Interim Police Chief Discusses Changes At Department Following Eric Lurry’s Death [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/joliets-interim-police-chief-discusses-changes-at-department-following-eric-lurrys-death/2419043


Kendall County Sheriff Still Against Police Reform Bill; Says not Everything in Bill is Bad for Police [I included a lot of reactions to the Justice Reform bill, for the sake of comparison. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-sheriff-still-against-police-reform-bill-says-not-everything-in-bill-is-bad/article_8114e764-572f-11eb-8665-470d468dbdeb.html


Lawsuit: Chicago Police Lieutenant Says Community Safety Team Pushes ‘Illegal’ Arrest Quotas, Retaliated Against Him for Speaking Out [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/19/lawsuit-chicago-police-lieutenant-says-community-safety-team-pushes-illegal-arrest-quotas-retaliated-against-him-for-speaking-out/ .


Loren Marion reflects on time as P[eoria] PD Chief as retirement nears [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://week.com/2021/01/19/loren-marion-reflects-on-time-as-ppd-chief-as-retirement-nears/ .


Macon County law enforcement, prosecutors opposing criminal reform legislation [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/macon-county-law-enforcement-prosecutors-opposing-criminal-reform-legislation/article_97dbc2fb-312f-5f4c-9dd7-6c3e85fcac43.html


Mayors oppose criminal justice reform bill [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Mayors-oppose-criminal-justice-reform-bill-15870238.php


MCT [Madison County Transit] provides police bikes to South Roxana, Troy [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/MCt-provides-police-bikes-to-South-Roxana-Troy-15871643.php .


Moroney urges ‘defund police’ ballot referendum ]Oak Park] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/1-12-2021/Moroney-urges-‘defund-police’-ballot-referendum-/?utm_source=TwitterShareRSS&utm_medium=TwitterShareRSS&utm_campaign=TwiterShareRSS  .


On the Badge Boys Podcast. Retired Cop and Forensic Computer Expert Helps Officers Keep their private information off the internet with OfficerPrivacy.com [Just FYI. The rest of the episode is about the DC riot and some political opinions. Sgt. Pete James (ret) Sacramento PD, is in the first 32 min. segment. The company removes its registrants from the top 30 people pages, then scans to keep their personal information from reappearing. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/retired-cop-and-forensic-computer-expert-helps-officers-keep-their-private-information-off-the-internet-with-officerprivacycom .


On the Cop Life Podcast. Pandemic Policing [His description of using an M95 mask on a decomp call is fragrantly graphic. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.coplifepodcast.com/episode38 .


On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Law Enforcement and Social Media – Friend, Foe Or Both? [Little is said about social media, but much is said about ways to develop community trust. PIOs will find this episode stimulating. One of the est points made is to tell the police’s story: don’t leave the media to do it. Incidentally, while rereading the grand Victorian-era thriller /The Woman in White/ one character makes the timely observation: “When an English jury has to choose between a plain fact on the surface and a long explanation under the surface, it always takes the fact in preference to the explanation..” This human condition is why the public needs to hear about the explanations before they are confronted with the plain facts. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/law-enforcement-and-social-media-friend-foe-or-bot .


Orland program gives police a social service hand when dealing with those with mental disabilities [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/orland-program-gives-police-a-social-service-hand-when-dealing-with-those-with-mental-disabilities/article_f4a9df69-c182-514d-993d-32a410c963f0.html .


The Perfect Scam Podcast [Just a reminder. The latest two are about a scam involving fake Irish royalty. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/ .


Police: Officer catches knife-wielding thief after he robbed liquor store, stabbed employee [Danville] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/police-officer-catches-knife-wielding-thief-after-he-robbed-liquor-store-stabbed-employee/article_3c8c13f4-5768-11eb-8c77-171e0f86b7c7.html .


Springfield Gets Tax Dollars From Pot — But Can’t Spend Them [The fact of the situation amused me. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2021/01/10/springfield-gets-tax-dollars-from-pot-but-cant-spend-them/#.X_yZxoCv4XI.twitter  .


State’s Attorney Weis Blasts Police Reform Bill at Kendall Co. Bd. Meeting; Washington Lobbyist Hired [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/states-attorney-weis-blasts-police-reform-bill-at-kendall-co-bd-meeting-washington-lobbyist-hired/article_dd96b92a-5a79-11eb-8151-f7e475b479eb.html


Stuart says she had no role in HB 163 changes [Just FYI on the background of the CJ reform bill. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-s-top-law-officials-criticize-criminal-15861485.php .


Suspect Shot, Wounded By Police Homan Square; Shots Were Fired At Officers, CPD Says [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/19/suspect-shot-wounded-by-police-on-west-side-shots-were-fired-at-officers-cpd-says/ .


A ThankACop Three-fer via the Forest Park Review: Poice de-escalate http://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/1-19-2021/Police-de_escalate/?utm_source=TwitterShareRSS&utm_medium=TwitterShareRSS&utm_campaign=TwiterShareRSS

Police administer Narcan to man on el train http://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/1-19-2021/Police-administer-Narcan-to-man-on-el-train/?utm_source=TwitterShareRSS&utm_medium=TwitterShareRSS&utm_campaign=

Armed standoff at Harvard and Marengo resolved without injury http://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/1-14-2021/Armed-standoff-at-Harvard-and-Marengo-resolved-without-injury/?utm_source=TwitterShareRSS&utm_medium=TwitterShareRSS&utm_campaign=TwiterShareRSS [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021.


Taylorville, Illinois State police adopt Ten Shared Principles [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/taylorville-illinois-state-police-adopt-ten-shared-principles/article_905d4286-c35f-542c-bc73-cd89cda40b3e.html .


Via Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute. Illinois General Assembly Sends Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Governor [I know there is a lot of redundancy on this topic, but how the information is presented could be helpful in addressing its points to the community. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/01/illinois-general-assembly-sends.htmls. .


The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins [As referred to elsewhere. This link is to an audio version, but the page includes a link to the online text. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 1-19-2021. Available at: https://librivox.org/the-woman-in-white-by-wilkie-collins/ .


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