Local Police News for March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

$1,000 Reward Announced For Information Leading To Arrest In Monday’s Shooting Of Off-Duty CPD Officer [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/19/1000-dollar-reward-arrest-shooting-off-duty-cpd-chicago-police-officer/.


2 Security Officers Attacked By Mourners Leaving Funeral At Mount Hope Cemetery [Not police-related, but public safety-related. Something to watch out for. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/20/security-officers-attacked-funeral-mount-hope-cemetery/.


ACE-Naperville Hosts HB 3653 Panel Discussion [Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/ace-naperville-hosts-hb-3653-panel-discussion/.


Earthquakes Don’t Plan Ahead, But You Can! : 2.3 magnitude earthquake underscores the importance of being prepared [This is the first I’ve heard of this earthquake, and it reminded me of the earthquake-preparedness podcast “The Big One” (link included in today’s list). SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22982.


The Big One [Earthquake Preparedness Podcast], via Megaphone. [Although the setting is California, the information on how to respond during an earthquake is still useful. The episodes are listed in reverse order.] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bigone?selected=KPC6543380446.


CALEA Spring Virtual Conference March 23-26, 2021. [FYI> Registration if Free. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.calea.org/news/announcements/do-not-miss-out-calea-spring-virtual-conference-next-week.


Chicago police officer injured in South Austin shooting; third officer wounded in a week [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-officer-shot-in-south-austin;-suspect-in-custody/10435819/.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Motorist rammed police cars, accelerated into cops during chase across several South Side neighborhoods, prosecutors say [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-police-assault-chase-court-20210318-rintnovzlnfs3bhlev7gy3pcze-story.html.


Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Santos, Lockport’s police dog, retires due to health issues: ‘He’s been a best friend, a son’ [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-lockport-k9-dog-retirement-st-0324-20210322-qnwzufd27rcxbbmbvsyzc7wa7q-story.html .


First Rabies Positive Bat in Illinois This Year Confirmed [Just a reminder to watch out. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/first-rabies-positive-bat-in-illinois-this-year-confirmed/article_d0e192aa-8b1f-11eb-92bb-1b5f76a94bd1.html.


Flossmoor police and fire, Homewood police join in funeral for fallen Chicago Heights officer [for Officer Gary Hibbs] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/photos/2021/mar/22/flossmoor-police-and-fire-homewood-police-join-funeral-fallen-chicago-heights.


Iowa Senate Votes To Strengthen Qualified Immunity For Police [Not Illinois, but the fact of it might interest you. Thanks to George Graves for pointing it out. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://policetribune.com/iowa-senate-votes-to-strengthen-qualified-immunity-for-police/.


Joliet Police Crisis Negotiators Help End Night of Terror [A remarkable headline. Here’s what WBBM reported: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/20/joliet-standoff-domestic-battery/ SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/joliet-police-arrest-barricaded-suspect-upd/.


Man charged with attempted murder after shooting CPD officer, sparking West Side SWAT standoff: police [FYI. A Suicide-by-Cop attempt: https://cwbchicago.com/2021/03/11-man-who-shot-cop-and-passerby-hoped-to-be-killed-by-cpd-prosecutors-say.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=11-man-who-shot-cop-and-passerby-hoped-to-be-killed-by-cpd-prosecutors-say . SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/news/local/man-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-shooting-cpd-officer?utm_campaign=WBBM-AM%20Newsletters&utm_content=3-21-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=WBBM-AM?utm_campaign=sharebutton&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=WBBMAM .


March 2021 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1122332%5D-%2F.


NC Investigators Find Glock Disguised as Nerf Gun During Drug Raid [Not Illinois, but something to watch out for. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.policemag.com/599200/nc-investigators-find-glock-disguised-as-nerf-gun-during-drug-raid#.YFko967h498.twitter .


No criminal charges against Chatham Police officer involved in shooting [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/no-criminal-charges-against-chatham-police-officer-involved-in-shooting/.


On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. Louis and Katherine Kealoha bilked Katherine’s grandmother out of her home, and framed her uncle for a crime he did not commit — Part 1 [Louis Kealoha was a police chief, too! Internal affairs investigators, as well as crime prevention officers, might find this episode useful. The rest of us will find it exciting! I can hardly wait until the conclusion! SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/reverse-mortgage-part-1.html .


On the Policing Matters Podcast. Real-time monitoring of 911 calls: A new tool for cops [From Chula Vista, CA. A Command College futures project inspired it, and the way drones are incorporated, and how the system works, could further inspire other applications. Dispatchers become even more important with this system. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/real-time-monitoring-of-911-calls-a-new-tool-for-cops.


Over 1,300 Scott’s Law Violations During Statewide Special Patrol [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/over-1-300-scotts-law-violations-during-statewide-special-patrol/article_893afee0-88aa-11eb-a90c-8702f16a8e64.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share


Police: Joliet Man Arrested After Standoff [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/police-joliet-man-arrested-after-standoff/article_ea4930c0-8b08-11eb-b5a6-2b8f684dcd0a.html.


Ravenswood Guitar Shop Manager Shocked After Police Officer Posts Bad Yelp Review, In Uniform, After Being Denied Entry Over COVID Policy [I include this as an ethical or departmental-policy case study. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://cbsloc.al/3vB1AMC#.YFkwhlQXygc.twitter .


Riverdale Police Officer Seriously Hurt in Horrifying Crash Caught on Video [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/riverdale-police-officer-seriously-hurt-in-horrifying-crash-caught-on-video/2464818/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wmaq_twt_shr .


Senator who sponsored cash bail ban is outraged: Driver who threatened him with gun only had to post $1,500 to get out of jail [This article could become important. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2021/03/senator-who-sponsored-cash-bail-ban-is-outraged-driver-who-threatened-him-with-gun-only-had-to-post-1500-to-get-out-of-jail.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senator-who-sponsored-cash-bail-ban-is-outraged-driver-who-threatened-him-with-gun-only-had-to-post-1500-to-get-out-of-jail.


U.S. Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Victims Of Unemployment Benefit Fraud [Could be helpful for crime prevention advice or presentations. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://cbsloc.al/3c7IG8C#.YFlgl1rd6WQ.twitter .

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Detecting Deception Part 1 [Audio from a class the Death Investigation Academy is offering. This introduction could be helpful to anyone who needs to get truthful information from someone else. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://coronertalk.com/detecting-deception-part-1-classroom-training?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoronerTalk+%28Coroner+Talk%E2%84%A2+Blog%29.


VIRTUAL EVENT: The “Minneapolis Effect”: Hostility Toward Law Enforcement [A recording of a Heritage Foundation discussion, featuring Prof. Paul Cassell and Lawrence Rosenthal, that analyzes the increase in violent crime over the summer, particularly in communities of color. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://youtu.be/7sFU9BefpEA.


What cops would tell a rookie version of themselves. They say hindsight is 20/20 [From PoliceOne, via the SCCJA. These sort of articles are great for reflection. SLC] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/what-cops-would-tell-a-rookie-version-of-themselves-sNUKrboOpSjHJTyc/.


Women are making a big difference across Springfield. Here are 5 that you need to know [Two of them are in law enforcement: Cheryllynn Williams, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, chief deputy, and Angie Young, FBI Springfield, assistant special agent in charge] [Web Page]. Accessed 3-22-2021. Available at: https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/03/22/womens-history-month-5-ladies-making-big-difference-springfield/4731940001/.

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