Local Police News: June 12, 2023

June 15, 2023

Chicago police officers sometimes ‘overtaken’ by gun violence, top cop says [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/chicago-police-officers-at-times-overtaken-by-gun-violence .

Chicago’s top cop search panel begins in-person interviews  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2023/6/7/23752632/chicago-police-superintendent-search-civilian-commission-david-brown-fop-union-driver-catanzara .

Claim of migrant measles outbreak is not true, city’s top doctor says  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/claim-of-migrant-measles-outbreak-is-not-true-official .

Notes: A reaction to last week’s report:  Apparent measles outbreak detected at NW Side police  http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/apparent-measles-outbreak-detected-at-nw-side-police-station .

Coffee With The Chiefs Events Continue Through Rest Of 2023 =Bolingbrook.  Both the Fire and the Police chiefs are involved.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/coffee-chiefs-events-continue-through-rest-2023.

Earlville Police Chief [Darin Crask] passes away  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/earlville-police-chief-passes-away/article_1f34578c-091b-11ee-a6d1-ef7be272bba8.html.

George Graves pointed out that a free Impaired Driving Enforcement course will be held in Carol Stream on June 23-27. For more information, the notice said to contact Ari Briskman (ABriskman@lakecountyil.gov). Accessed 6-12-2023.

How Waukegan police officers behind a teen’s false confession to a shooting avoided discipline : WBEZ has obtained a city-commissioned report detailing police blunders. But that review helped the officers avoid a formal investigation.  [FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2023/6/11/23755461/waukegan-police-false-confession-by-teen-mayor-consultant-report-internal-review .

Illinois man fatally shot by officer after fleeing traffic stop identified as 18-year-old [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://wgntv.com/news/illinois/illinois-man-fatally-shot-by-officer-after-fleeing-traffic-stop-identified-as-18-year-old/.

Notes: And:  Second Rantoul officer-involved shooting of 2023 takes place within a mile of the first http://www.wcia.com/news/second-rantoul-officer-involved-shooting-of-2023-takes-place-within-a-mile-of-the-first/

Interim Oswego Police Chief to be assigned  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/interim-oswego-police-chief-to-be-assigned/article_f586e48e-06f1-11ee-8abe-07cc46fd1251.html .

Join us once again for the Mount Prospect Police Department Five-O 5K Run/Walk :  Saturday, August 19, 2023 —  8:00 AM [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.mountprospect.org/departments/police-department/five-0-5k .

Longtime Yorkville police and fire commissioner =Bob Johnson] recognized [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/longtime-yorkville-police-and-fire-commissioner-recognized/article_43f5690e-0492-11ee-a896-a32eb0f9ccb1.html.

Marion woman cited for crashing into 5 police patrol vehicles  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.wsiltv.com/news/marion-woman-cited-for-crashing-into-5-police-patrol-vehicles/article_0cf1424c-091b-11ee-a679-5759c0111884.html.

Montgomery Police Department recognized for excellence in policy management, training [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.shawlocal.com/kendall-county-now/2023/06/06/montgomery-police-department-recognized-for-excellence-in-policy-management-training/ .

Officer fires shot at man armed with knife, replica gun during barricade situation in Huntley [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/06/09/officer-fires-shot-at-man-armed-with-knife-replica-gun-during-barricade-situation-in-huntley/.

Police: Decatur man called 911, confessed to killing wife  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.wandtv.com/news/police-decatur-man-called-911-confessed-to-killing-wife/article_d5fe7e68-060d-11ee-91c3-db41daff22bf.html.

Salvation Army surprises police officers, firefighters, dispatchers in McHenry County on National Donut Day [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/06/08/salvation-army-surprises-police-officers-firefighters-dispatchers-in-mchenry-county-on-national-donut-day/.

Springfield Police Officer Chase Warnisher honored for bravery concerning burning home in May [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.wmay.com/2023/06/05/springfield-police-officer-chase-warnisher-honored-for-bravery-concerning-burning-home-in-may/ .

VFW, American Legion give out three public service awards to members of Bolingbrook community [Officer Peter Moranda ] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://willcountygazette.com/stories/643485927-vfw-american-legion-give-out-three-public-service-awards-to-members-of-bolingbrook-community  .

‘Not so common’: Third-generation police officer sworn in to Lake Zurich Police Department [Officer Trace Parlberg] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/06/11/not-so-common-third-generation-police-officer-sworn-in-to-lake-zurich-police-department/.

‘Will truly be missed’: Lake Bluff police officer, father remembered following unexpected death while off-duty [ Lake Bluff Police Officer Jeff Jacoby] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2023/06/11/will-truly-be-missed-lake-bluff-police-officer-father-remembered-following-unexpected-death-while-off-duty/  .

Notes: More details:  Lake Bluff Police Department mourning death of veteran officer who died while off-duty in Wisconsin

‘Unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski died by suicide in prison medical center, AP sources say [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/6/11/23757397/unabomber-ted-kaczynski-died-by-suicide-in-prison-medical-center-ap-sources-say .

Notes: And:  Revisiting local past of ‘The Unabomber’ http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/revisiting-evergreen-park-past-of-the-unabomber

Podcasts and Professional Development

Today’s Tip from Lexipol. Negligent Entrustment [On the importance of protecting equiopment from people who are not trained, certified, or authorized to use it.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/todays-tips/negligent-entrustment/ .

Drownings No. 1 cause of death for kids ages 1–4: Report =Just a reminder.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/drownings-no-1-cause-of-death-for-kids-ages-14-report?

From Ancel Glink’s Municipal Minute blog. Employee Terminated for Social Media Posts Not Entitled to Unemployment Benefits [The subject was not a police officer, but the ruling could be important.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2023/06/employee-terminated-for-social-media.html .

From Calibre Press. What’s YOUR Opinion?  Best Way to Train for the Street? Work in Corrections.  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://calibrepress.com/2023/06/best-way-to-prepare-for-the-street-work-in-corrections-whats-your-opinion/.

From the Lexipol Bog. How Many Funerals Does It Take? Preventing Tragedy in Public Safety  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/preventing-tragedy-in-public-safety/

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. COPS Office Announces Nomination Period for 2023 L. Anthony Sutin Award for Innovative Law Enforcement and Community Partnerships [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://cops.usdoj.gov/pressrelease/cops-office-announces-nomination-period-2023-l-anthony-sutin-award-innovative-law  .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services New Publication. Branding for Police Agencies [“This guide was prepared by the Major Cities Chiefs Association to help law enforcement agencies understand the relationship of organizational imagery to public perception and develop meaningful and consistent brand identities.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/resourcecenter/Home.aspx?item=cops-r1126 .

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services New Publication. Strategic Communications for Law Enforcement Executives [“The purpose of this guide …is to help law enforcement agency leaders and strategic communications advisors develop the necessary knowledge and skill to create strategic communications plans to help build and maintain community trust.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/resourcecenter/?item=cops-r1127 .

The June FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online is available. [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/ .

Notes: The lead article is The Fatal “Blues” [“Counterfeit fentanyl-laced pills can be deadly and are a growing concern for users and law enforcement.”]

Other articles include:  Shift Work and Officer Resilience,  Changing the Narrative [“Statistics that offer an accurate picture — that officers do genuinely good work — can improve the way the public sees police” [However, people don’t like statistics, but they do like stories.  Just FYI, but see if you can translate those statistics into stories.  SLC]  and Leadership Spotlight: Women in Law Enforcement Today [“The FBI recognizes the need for women in law enforcement and is committed to the goal of increasing their numbers, including at the National Academy.”]

Lexipol Webinar. Contempt of Cop! Ethical Decision Making Beyond the Grey Area (Tuesday, June 13 | 1 pm Eastern [60 Minutes  — Just FYI, SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://info.lexipol.com/webinar-contempt-of-cop .

Midwest Center For Traffic Safety [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://www.midwesttrafficsafety.org/midc .

Notes: The organization’s Impaired Driving Conference is scheduled for November 2-3, 2023 at The Westin-Chicago Northwest,
Itasca, Illinois NIJ Webinar. ALL IS NOT POT THAT’S GREEN: AN OVERVIEW OF THC ISOMERS : Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern [Duration: 1 hour}  [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: https://forensiccoe.org/webinar-2023-cannabinoids-thc-isomers/  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Answers to the FAQ of Modern Etiquette [Etiquette is the “rules of the road” for social interaction, so people can focus on the important parts of getting along.  The guest discusses typical situations that people face currently, and appropriate ways to handle them.  The advice about ways to give compliments (and accept them), and how quickly to answer texts I found particularly informative.  SLC]

 [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/answers-to-the-faq-of-modern-etiquette-njLK3Lp2  .

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Become a Focused Monotasker [Multitasking is actually task switching, and allows you to do several things poorly.  Teh guest describes research affirming the benefits of doing one thing well at the time, the sort of tasks suitable for background tasking, and ways reading a book improves mental focus.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://the-art-of-manliness.simplecast.com/episodes/power-of-monotasking-rki0Jvyn  .

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Ret. Captain David B. Pope (author or Red Lights and Beyond) shares some riveting incidents from his 35 years in the EMS field. [The guest has an EMS background, but his experiences are those of other kinds of first responder.  The title of his book is no joke (though first responder humor is an important topic of the discussion).  His story about having to amputate the arm of a man stuck in a textile roller is an important reminder of what first responders have to face in the field. [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/ret-captain-david-p-pope-author-or-red-lights-and-beyond-shares-some-riveting-incidents-from-his-35-years-in-the-ems-field  .

Notes: The guest’s book, Red Lights and Beyond: Death, Dying, and Destruction, is not at any library yet, but here’s its Amazon page:  http://www.amazon.com/Red-Lights-Beyond-Death-Destruction/dpa/1947153412/ref=sr_1_1 1

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. Understanding Blood Patterns with Jeff Gentry  [The guest discusses the information an investigator can gather from blood at a possible crime scene.  The  discussion of “fly spots” was new to me.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://coronertalk.com/understanding-blood-patterns-with-jeff-gentry  

Notes: No library admits to owning Jeff Gentry’s blood spatter book, but here’s the link to its Amazon page:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BLQSFDX9?ref_=k4w_embed_dp_err&tag=kpembed-20

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Behind the Badge: Uncovering NYPD’s Morale Problems. Should We All Be Alarmed? Special Episode [I think it’s a rebroadcast from late 2020, but it’s interesting to compare then with now.  SLC].  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/behind-the-badge-uncovering-nypds-morale-problems   .

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. What Police Officers Can Learn From Special Forces. The Militarization Of Police. Special Episode. [The guest has a deputy sheriff before joining the military.  After retiring after 22 years, he started a company that trains officers in special weapons ant tactics. The benefits of military-type equipment (like armored vehicles) is an important part of the discussion.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/what-police-officers-can-learn-from-special-forces  .

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Chief Gerald Garner on how to turn good chiefs into great leaders {The function  of a police chief, in relation to patrol officers and local politics, ways the chief interacts with the officers to maintain excellence, and why the chief needs to be the face of the agency (rather than the PIO).  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/chief-gerald-garner-on-how-to-turn-good-chiefs-into-great-leaders/  .

Notes: Gerald W. Garner is a prolific author on the subject of police management  Here is a list of his books available at libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au=%22Garner%2C%20Gerald%20W.%22

On the Street Cop Podcast. The Honor Game with Tommy Brooks [Originally, I wasn’t going to include this episode, but then a couple of things jumped out that were worth hearing.  About 20 minutes in, a particularly distasteful illustration is used, yet it is turned into one of the most apt illustrations I’ve ever heard.  I suppose it DOES feel like that to someone who has never been searched before.  The discussion of the trials of running a training business is a sobering reminder of the uncertainties of selling knowledge and experience. At 1:01, the guest explains what “The Honor Game” is.  It is his class on how to deal with each officer’s greatest fears:  The administration and potential for false community complaints.  He then points out that it is the issue that nobody wants to address. Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-838-The-Honor-Game-with-Tommy-Brooks-e251t8f  .

Notes: The podcast that moved the lady in the gym is this one, adn it really is an important episode:  On the Street Cop Podcast. Unafraid with Eddie Penney [The description of his own excitement disconnect (I think Kevin Gilmartin calls it adrenaline addiction) he experiences after leaving the SEALS, and relearns how to be a parent is worth hearing.  It leads into the rest of the episode, which turns out to be about the bitter challenges of parenting in a military (or law enforcement) family.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-29-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-823-Unafraid-with-Eddie-Penney-e23cp4s  .

Notes: Penney’s book [Penney Eddie and Keith Wood. Unafraid : Staring Down Terror As a Navy Seal and Single Dad. Publisher Not Identified 2022.] is available at these libraries: https://worldcat.org/en/title/1343047505   .  Also, the parenting books referred to are  Gibson Lindsay C. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents : How to Heal from Distant Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents. New Harbinger Publications 2015. https://worldcat.org/en/title/890181146  and Cline Foster and Jim Fay. Parenting with Love & Logic : Teaching Children Responsibility. Third ed. NavPress 2020.  https://worldcat.org/en/title/1105151900

On the Street Cop Podcast. A New Generation of Police Officers  with Lt- Kory Flowers [The discussion covers how the “new generation” of officers need to be led.  Lt. Flowers observes that the young officers want to make a difference, but want to have their say in doing it.. Putting them under complasiant supervisors can quench the fire.  The program concludes with practical and ethical advice for officers of all tenures.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-829-A-New-Generation-of-Police-Officers-with-Lt–Kory-Flowers-e247c1p  .

On the Street Cop Podcast. Teaching The Younger Generation with Tony Blauer [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/street-cop-podcast/episodes/Episode-832-Teaching-The-Younger-Generation-with-Tony-Blauer-e24i3g6  .

On the True Murder Podcast. AMERICAN AUTOPSY-Dr. Michael Baden  [The guest is noted for having conducted autposies on people whose violent deaths may have been related to racial bias.  Learning about planted confessions in the NYPD spurred his interest.  Early in the program, he challenges the validity of “excited delirium” by describing what happens physiologically.  His views are decidedly controversial, but his perspectives might be helpful to know about.  From what I’ve seen of the Eric Garner video, for instance, I think the guest is mistaken.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/american-autopsy-ft-dr-michael-baden-2  .

On the True Murder Podcast. KORESH-Stephan Talty  [How Vernon Howell’s troubled origins and religious obsessions made him into David Koresh.  Juvenile officers might find his story particularly interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-12-2023. Available at: http://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/karesh-the-true-story-of-david-karesh-an

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