Local Police News: July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

Champaign city council discuss changes to police officer hiring process [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/champaign-city-council-discuss-changes-to-police-officer-hiring-process/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Special Olympics event brings together races, demolition derbies, fundraisers [Tinley Park police Sgt. Bill Devine- [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-dirty-o-special-olympics-fundraiser-st-0727-20210726-rclqqlx2mvg55kyovnfyzlwbia-story.html

Daily Herald — may require registration . How a St. Charles officer’s quick actions saved a shooting victim’s life [Officer Steve Mattas had emergency first aid equipment with him.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210723/how-a-st-charles-officers-quick-actions-saved-a-shooting-victims-life.

Dashcam video shows officer attacked, strangled during traffic stop, Aurora police say [It includes the video footage] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.foxnews.com/us/aurora-police-release-video-officer-allegedly-attacked-strangled-traffic-stop .

East Peoria Officer Jeffrey Bieber Named Officer of the Year [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/east-peoria-officer-jeffrey-bieber-named-officer-of-the-year/article_aa3ea042-ea5c-11eb-8184-d7f20703ca5b.html.

Firefighters, police to be lauded for rescuing apartment dwellers from blaze [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/firefighters-police-to-be-lauded-for-rescuing-apartment-dwellers-from-blaze/article_9a5673b0-841a-56ae-b1da-e559f73d5d63.html.

From the Municipal Minute blog (Ancel Glink). Illinois Appellate Court Overturns Pension Board, Holds that Police Chief is Entitled to Not-on-Duty Disability Pension [Web Page]. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2021/07/illinois-appellate-court-overturns.html

Greenville Police Officer Russell Rieke Retires [Web Page]. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/07/greenville-police-officer-russell-rieke-retires/.

Hundreds of motorcyclists hold ‘Ride to Remember’ in honor of fallen police officers  [Web Page]. Available at: https://abc7chicago.com/ride-to-remember-fallen-officers-police-killed-line-of-duty/10908824/.

Illinois Sheriff Retires: Police “Reforms” Won’t Let Him Do His Job [Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel.  The source of the article interested me.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://nationalpolice.org/illinois-sheriff-retires-police-reforms-wont-let-him-do-his-job/?fbclid=IwAR0D7NMVYwvhnypBerc-YXzEZT5PM6hhKWN_m78NMyD3HFqY3uEGOBtYQPc.

Man’s Body Found 9 Months After He Disappeared While Evading Police, Authorities Say [Not exaxtly police news, bur an unsettling reminder for tracking suspects.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mans-body-found-9-months-after-he-disappeared-while-evading-police-authorities-say/2559785/.

New Edwardsville police chief sworn in at council [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/New-Edwardsville-police-chief-sworn-in-at-council-16329914.php.

Officer Shoots Fleeing Person in Leg in Bronzeville, Chicago Police Say [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-shoots-person-in-leg-in-bronzeville-chicago-police-say/2565561/.

On the AARP’s Perfect Scam Podcast. How One Man Fought Back Against His Abusive Caregiver [Sequel of last week’s program —  [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/info-2021/housekeeper-steals-homes-part-2.html.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. An Inside Look At Being A Police Bomb Squad Tech. Plus, On Scene At The Nation’s Longest Prison Hostage Crisis. (The guest fives a lot of general information on who the bomb squad helps SWAT, and shares intelligence with patron officers about explosive recognition.  His veteran recruitment website is at https://fiveocareers.com/ — just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/an-inside-look-at-being-a-police-bomb-squad-tech-p.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Prosecution of her Police Officer Husband. Is it politically motivated?  [Politics aside, the description of public outrage directed against the officer at his private home, and how the investigation of his use of force was handled, is sobering.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-prosecution-of-her-police-officer-husband-is-i.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Chief Don De Lucca on the BolaWrap [Just FYI, if you have had any questions about its use.  The description of its virtual reality training system sounds pretty interesting. SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/chief-don-delucca-on-the-bolawrap.

On the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. The Importance of a Scientific Approach to Law Enforcement Training [Does the data support the training?  The guest’s organization advocates for training based on evidence, rather than anecdote.  Alexis Artwhol talked about this approach. [Web Page]. Available at: https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/p8lyl0xn .

Oswego Police Department to Hold Public Hearing As Part of Assessment [That part of their CALEA assessment will be held  the evening of Tuesday, August 10 at five.] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oswego-police-department-to-hold-public-hearing-as-part-of-assessment/article_87fae3de-ea1a-11eb-99d9-f39416bff42f.html.

Scorching Report From Independent Monitoring Team Says Chicago Police Were Not Prepared Or Trained For Civil Unrest In Wake Of George Floyd Protests [FYI, in the interest of being proactive, and prepared for the future.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/07/20/independent-monitoring-team-repor-chicago-police-george-floyd-protests-unrest/.

Three Accused of Attack on Aurora Police Officer Now Facing Attempted Murder Charges [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/three-accused-of-attack-on-aurora-police-officer-now-facing-attempted-murder-charges/article_940e1ae6-eade-11eb-af7a-23a623478e3e.html.

Two Chatham police officers work together to keep a 50-year-old man alive [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/two-chatham-police-officers-work-together-to-keep-a-50-year-old-man-alive/article_3e0d7538-ee3f-11eb-8788-73c379e3c105.html.

Yorkville City Council Meets New Police Intern [The fact that a public news source considered this news is an important indication of how media outlets interpret their readers’ interests.  The public is still favorably interested in their local police, and that interest should be encouraged.  SLC] [Web Page]. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-city-council-meets-new-police-intern/article_89535742-ea34-11eb-90ea-a3418520d802.html.


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