Local Police News: July 18, 2022

July 19, 2022

2 CPD officers injured in Logan Square crash  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/2-cpd-officers-injured-in-logan-square-crash

3rd CPD officer dies by suicide since start of July: police  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/3rd-officer-dies-by-suicide-since-start-of-july-police/ .

988 suicide hotline launches for those facing mental health, addiction crises [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/988-suicide-hotline-launches-for-those-facing-mental-health-addiction-crises/ .

Aurora Police To Collect Toiletries During ‘Christmas In July’ Event [The date is not mentioned in this article, but it would have been July 16. Be sure to include the date in the body of articles you post about your own events.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-police-collect-toiletries-during-christmas-july-event .

Batavia Police Department Joins Neighbors App To Connect With Residents [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/batavia-police-department-joins-neighbors-app-connect-residents .

Becoming more brazen’: Police warn residents of suspects entering homes in Antioch [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/13/becoming-more-brazen-police-warn-residents-of-suspects-entering-homes-in-antioch/ .

Bill Would Hold Parents Criminally Liable For Minor Child’s Gun Crimes [Just FYI.  Something to keep an eye on.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wmay.com/2022/07/17/bill-would-hold-parents-criminally-liable-for-minor-childs-gun-crimes/ .

Bodycam video released in shooting of knife-wielding Flossmoor woman [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/crime/bodycam-video-released-in-shooting-of-knife-wielding-flossmoor-woman/ .

Chatham Police wins first place in Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/chatham-police-wins-first-place-in-illinois-traffic-safety-challenge/ .

Chicago police officer found dead in home ID’d  [Durand Lee] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-officer-found-dead-in-home-idd/12053569/ .

Chicago police officer has chance to win $25K as finalist in Wahl ‘Benevolent Beards’ contest  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/cpd-officer-could-win-$25k-in-beard-contest/12055636/ .

Cop accused of harming Grant Park protester resigns [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/cop-accused-of-harming-grant-park-protester-resigns .

Cycle Across Illinois stops in Monticello [“Their goal: to honor fallen police officers. Dozens of people showed up for this special community day to rally behind police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice…”] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/cycle-across-illinois-stops-in-monticello/ 

Notes: WGN’s report:   https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/police-bike-across-il-for-families-of-fallen-officers/

Officer Paralyzed in Shooting While Trying to Break Up Bar Fight [Daniel Golden] Released From Hospital [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-paralyzed-in-shooting-while-trying-to-break-up-bar-fight-set-for-release-from-hospital/2882931/.

Early morning chase by Joliet Police includes drones and K-9s  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/early-morning-chase-by-joliet-police-includes-drones-and-k-9s/.

Family of off-duty officer who was shot in Beverly say he is paralyzed  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/family-of-off-duty-officer-who-was-shot-in-beverly-say-he-is-paralyzed/ .

ISP file emergency rule change to broaden use of Clear and Present Danger reports in FOID card applications  [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at:  https://www.wandtv.com/news/isp-file-emergency-rule-change-to-broaden-use-of-clear-and-present-danger-reports-in/article_89e031ee-06c1-11ed-9f6b-af50e3023527.html .

McHenry Police Department announces new puppy selected as department’s future therapy dog [In case you need a dose of cute puppy pictures.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2022/07/12/mchenry-police-department-announces-new-puppy-selected-as-departments-future-therapy-dog/ .

Mural honors [Late Sheriff] Roger Walker’s legacy in Macon County [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/watch-now-mural-honors-roger-walkers-legacy-in-macon-county/article_05e89772-0221-11ed-8065-fb73fa80d535.html .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. East Aurora School District to hire six retired police officers to monitor buildings, conduct safety studies [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-east-aurora-security-guards-st-0717-20220715-3p3dng2udrdyvcokfhyny4eyem-story.html.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Aurora police rank second in DUI arrests outside Chicago [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220714/aurora-police-rank-second-in-dui-arrests-outside-chicago .

Notes: But what do we hear from Decatur?  Decatur Police Department leads state in DUI arrests, survey says https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-police-department-leads-state-in-dui-arrests-survey-says/article_e640a8e4-03ae-11ed-a4a3-8bd163b1ec0f.html

Daily Herald — may require registration . Schaumburg police readying first-of-its-kind mobile response unit for mental health care [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220718/schaumburg-police-readying-first-of-its-kind-mobile-response-unit-for-mental-health-care .

Off-duty officer shoots armed man during altercation at south suburban park [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/south-suburbs/off-duty-officer-shoots-armed-man-during-altercation-at-south-suburban-park/ .

Salute To Service: Officer Heather Kunz, Highland PD [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2022/07/salute-to-service-officer-heather-kunz-highland-pd/.

Shots fired at CPD officers on NW Side, SWAT called to scene: police [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/humboldt-park-news-swat-team-shots-fired-chicago-police-department/12056843/.

Staffing issues impacting Kendall County Sheriff’s Office [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/staffing-issues-impacting-kendall-county-sheriffs-office/article_e4b88458-02da-11ed-8965-5b4224c6c977.html.

Therapy dog helps Highland Park heal after shooting [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/therapy-dog-helps-highland-park-heal-after-shooting/.

Decatur Herald-Review — May require registration. Watch now: In Decatur, the future of policing is up in the air [The police department is starting to incorporate drones into its work.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-in-decatur-the-future-of-policing-is-up-in-the-air/article_f1e5a86a-02f1-11ed-af96-7789420f65b3.html.

On the WBBM In Depth Podcast. In Depth Round Up: Highland Park Shooting [A collection of the soundclips the station collected.  Just FYI, that might be of particular interest to PIOs.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/wbbm-in-depth/indepth-round-up-highland-park-shooting  .

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. With domestic violence rising, police must make sure victims are safe from firearms threat [The presence of the article surprised me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/13/23205321/domestic-violence-rise-seizing-guns-revoked-foid-cards .

On the Daily Signal Podcast. What Could Have Prevented Highland Park Mass Shooting? [A discussion of the state of gun laws, particularly in Illinois, and the actual rate of mass shootings.  It might be helpful for talking points.  One aspect that is not addressed, except obliquely, is motivation.  I’m looking forward to reading Grossman, Dave, Kristine Paulsen, and Katie Miserany. Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing. , 2016., available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1242333518  . SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://ricochet.com/podcast/daily-signal/what-could-have-prevented-highland-park-mass-shooting/.

Podcasts and Professional Development

FCPO Chapter 75 Law Enforcement Breakfast 2022 [August 6, at 9:00 AM, at Holiday Inn-Carol Stream.  Guest Bill Whitt, founder of Building on Collaboration.  The announcement takes the form of a Youtube video Thanks to Jim Kinz for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://youtu.be/zx9vRAnPYIM.

Damning Uvalde Report Finds Nearly 400 Officers Loitered outside School as Massacre Unfolded: “Egregiously Poor Decision-Making’  [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/damning-uvalde-report-finds-nearly-400-officers-loitered-outside-school-as-massacre-unfolded-egregiously-poor-decision-making/.

Notes: Thanks to Dale Gustafson for pointing out the link to the report:  House Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting : Texas House of Representatives Interim Report 2022   https://house.texas.gov/_media/pdf/committees/reports/87interim/Robb-Elementary-Investigative-Committee-Report.pdf

AELE  LEVEL I INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATOR : 2022 Public Safety Discipline and Internal Investigations Seminar September 26-29, 2022 [Just FYI.  Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 7-18-2022. Available at: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAO__Szj0oZUREk3UVBLWDM4Sks3RjZLV1I5M0M0WkNVVi4u.

Notes: What I think is the description is at https://www.aele.org/public-safety-discipline-and-internal-investigations.html.  It’s dated 2021, but is reached through a link with the correct course date.

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