Local Police News: July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Aurora Police Department Holds Fundraising Event for Domestic Abuse Treatment Center [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/aurora-police-department-holds-fundraising-event-for-domestic-abuse-treatment-center/article_13465fbc-e332-11eb-a63b-8f1afbeb5768.html.

Beyond the Siren: Officer learning jiu jitsu to train for police work [It’s been a while since I’ve heard about using martial arts techniques in policing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/beyond-the-siren-officer-learning-jiu-jitsu-to-train-for-police-work/article_58ca1cbe-df9e-11eb-b5d4-4ff96547015a.html.

Champaign chief of police announces resignation [Anthony Cobb] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/champaign-chief-of-police-announces-resignation/article_16324ff8-dff7-11eb-a58c-47d4cffbf831.html.

Daily Herald — may require registration . 500 pets get free shots, chips at Wheeling police station Saturday [Is your department doing any summer outreaches?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210710/500-pets-get-free-shots-chips-at-wheeling-police-station-Saturday.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates set to renew school resource officer agreements with District 54 [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210708/schaumburg-hoffman-estates-set-to-renew-school-resource-officer-agreements-with-district-54.

Decatur police chief announces retirement [Jim Getz] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-chief-announces-retirement/article_eb4536da-df1e-11eb-9e86-73c2877bfe03.html.

Driver Runs Over Officer’s Foot In Gurnee: Authorities : A Park City woman is accused of intentionally running over a police officer’s foot with her vehicle. [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/s/ho35s/driver-runs-over-officers-foot-in-gurnee-authorities?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.

Eugene McLaurin Charged With Shooting CPD Officer, 2 ATF Agents In Morgan Park [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/08/eugene-mclaurin-charged-assault-shooting-chicago-police-officer-atf-agents-morgan-park/.

Ex-Chicago Heights Park District Police Chief Claims He Was Never Officially Fired, Does Not Have To Turn Over Badge [This might be a useful procedural case study.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/09/chicago-heights-park-district-police-chief-fired-badge/.

Funding Tips: ALC? AOR? GAM? What do they mean? [Via OJP Communications:  it’s a glossary for Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs grant terms.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2e732cf.

Grant pleads guilty in killing state trooper in 2019 [“An East St. Louis man accused of killing Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins in 2019 pleaded guilty on Friday to six related federal charges.”) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Grant-pleads-guilty-in-killing-state-trooper-in-16304785.php.

Gurnee K9 Officer ‘Bear’ Is Retiring : The Gurnee Police Department said the police dog is retiring after seven years of service with the department. [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/s/hnsvi/gurnee-k9-officer-bear-is-retiring?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.

Inspector General: Chicago struggles to hire Black police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/inspector-general-chicago-struggles-to-hire-black-police-officers/.

Man charged with trying to run over Troy officer (Compare with the Grayslake incident.  SLC) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Man-charged-with-trying-to-run-over-Troy-officer-16301520.php.

Man Killed In West Garfield Park Police Shooting Identified As Klevontaye White [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/10/west-garfield-park-police-shooting-klevontaye-white/.

Mount Prospect Village Board Meeting 06-15-2021 – Officer Schaps Comments [Just FYI.  I saw it posted on Facebook, and thought it might interest you.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://youtu.be/98yQy0-Yl5M  .

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. FBI agent Mike and fraud victim Alan devise a plan to bring the scammers to the U.S. resulting in their arrest.  Part 2 of the story! [This episode describes the process used to bring the scammers to the U.S., and then discusses the psychological, as well as the financial impact, on victims.  The FBI agent points out that the desire to help enmeshes people in scams even more than greed.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/fbi-agent-international-scammers-part-2.html.

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. HOW TO 911 WITH ERICA SNYDER AND SAMI POHL [The guests talk about their podcast “How to 911,” on which they discuss what the public ought to know about calling 911, and what first responders do.  The information is somewhat specific to Colorado, but the concept is great!  The podcast’s website is at [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/how-to-911-with-erica-snyder-and-sami-pohl.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Line Of Duty Cancer That Took The Life Of Her Husband, Sheriff’s Detective Mitch Speed [The guest’s gradual accptance of her husband’s mortality, and what came from it, is touching; and makes one think about relationships and life planning.  SLC [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/line-of-duty-cancer-that-took-the-life-of-her-husb.

On the Public Safety Innovator Podcast. Public Safety to Private Security – A Copreneur’s Journey [This used to be a hot topic among college instructors who used the NEMRT Library.  The story of how the guest started his business, after his expectations of a long career in law enforcement fell through, is instructive. Just FYI. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/v85v0x0n .

Oswego Police Officer Retires after Twenty Years of Service [Matt Unger] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-officer-retires-after-twenty-years-of-service/article_f407248e-dfe3-11eb-8251-b3d74388b562.html.

Police release dash camera video of officer being shot at [Decatur.  FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-release-dash-camera-video-of-officer-being-shot-at/.

Police Shoot And Tase Man Brandishing Knife In West Rogers Park [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/12/shots-fired-by-police-west-rogers-park/.

Police team up with social workers to better respond to crises in community [Rantoul this time.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-team-up-with-social-workers-to-better-respond-to-crises-in-community/.

Promoting from within, Edwardsville names Fillback as new police chief [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Promoting-from-within-Edwardsville-names-16300641.php.

Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes, And People Are Falling For It [Something for your crime prevention officers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/12/scammers-impersonating-illinois-state-departments-phishing-scams/.

Two Chicago Police Officers Attacked By Dog In North Lawndale

[Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/07/dog-bites-chicago-police-officers-north-lawndale/.

Two Chicago Police Officers Pepper Sprayed While Trying To Break Up Fight In Calumet Heights [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/10/calumet-heights-chicago-police-officers-pepper-sprayed/.

Urbana Chief weighs in on Champaign Chief Anthony Cobb’s resignation announcement ]The site includes several articles about his retirement.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/urbana-chief-weighs-in-on-champaign-chief-anthony-cobbs-resignation-announcement/.

Via  Law Enforcement Training Advisory Commission, MTU #10 Not an endorsement but an event you might want to know about. Training Opportunity:  Profiling Teen Killers, School Shooters, Mass Murderers & Serial Killers (August 11, 2021, Mason City, IL.  Registration: $149 per person) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://letac.org/images/filelibrary/file_362_1-01131555.pdf .

Watchdog: Chicago Struggles To Hire Black Police Officers [This story could bear watching.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/08/cpd-struggles-to-hire-black-officers/ .

Additional Podcasts and Useful Information

BJS releases reports on law enforcement training academies; justice expenditures and employment [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP_COMMS/bulletins/2e6329f.

The Ethics of Forensic Genealogy part 4 [Thanks to SCCJA for pointing this out.  The information could come in handy.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://defrostingcoldcases.com/the-ethics-of-forensic-genealogy-part-4/.

On Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast.  Litigation And Legislation  [The guest talks about what public officials can be sued over, or initiate their own lawsuits.  A podcast by this name was posted last Monday, but this may be un updated version.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/07/quorum-forum-podcast-ep-54-litigation.html.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. How to Make Your Life More Effortless [I figure we can all use a little of that.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/how-to-make-your-life-more-effortless.

On the Dispatch in Depth Podcast. THE NEXT GENERATION OF DISPATCHERS WITH LORI HENRICKSEN [She teaches 911 dispatching to juniors at a Las Vegas technical high school academy that focuses on public safety.  Her discussion of her curriculum could be helpful to other dispatcher instructors.  SLC]   [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.aedrjournal.org/the-next-generation-of-dispatchers-with-lori-henricksen.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Federal Agent Shot Multiple Times And His Partner Was Killed In An Ambush By The Zeta Cartel. [The description of the ambush, the lack of planning, and the lack of assistance his family received in their several relocations deserves consideration.  He also praises his family for all their patience, and then comments on the amount of crime and human trafficking that goes on at the Mexican border.  By the way, Fast and Furious weapons were used in the attack, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/federal-agent-shot-multiple-times-and-his-partner.

On the Quality Policing Podcast. Jeff Asher on Gun Arrests [He talks about the data and analysis related to gun-related violence in the US.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://qualitypolicing.com/qpp-48-jeff-asher-on-gun-arrests/ .

On the Squad Room Podcast.  When the Warrior Comes Home: Confronting Trauma, Stress & PTSD with Jen Satterly [A companion episode to the June 28 posting with her husband.  She talks about how they got together, and how they worked through both of their Post-Traumatic Stress.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode139/ .

On the True Crime Podcast. The heroic undercover police detective’s murder was caught on tape.: Marcellus Ward, Baltimore Police Department [FYI.  Inspiring analysis of his motivations.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/true-crime-fighters/the-heroic-undercover-police-detectives-murder-was.

On the True Murder Podcast. FLIGHT 7 IS MISSING-Ken H. Fortenberry [This may seem like an odd inclusion: the book is the results of a fifty-year investigation into the cause for this 1957 plane crash, conducted by the son of one of the pilots. What the man found out about the people on the flight, how he did it, and how he reached his final conclusion as to who brought down the flight is surprisingly interesting.  SLC],     [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/show-11939066-2021-05-05-18-08-48-1-fixe.

Book Review :  Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence {Edited by Crews, G. A. IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2020)  [Just FYI.  It looks like a good book to know about, and here are the libraries that own it:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1108782556  ) [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511253.2021.1934500?af=R.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, and PoliceOne. No PIO? How small police departments mitigate communication challenges without a dedicated public information officerImplementing effective stakeholder communications is achievable by using the relevant resources and the correct planning [Keeping the community informed is always important, and these suggestions could be helpful.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-12-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/media-relations/articles/no-pio-how-small-police-departments-mitigate-communication-challenges-without-a-dedicated-public-information-officer-5Td9tETQ0f8EPYdB/?utm_source=Police1&utm_campaign.

 

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