Local Police News: June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Assault response on Chicago’s South Side prompts bomb squad investigation [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/assault-response-on-chicagos-south-side-prompts-bomb-squad-investigation/.

Car thief busted after victim tracks him down and literally sits on him until cops arrive, prosecutors say: [Not strictly police news, but the process of catching the carjacker made me smile.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://cwbchicago.com/2021/06/car-thief-busted-after-victim-tracks-him-down-and-literally-sits-on-him-until-cops-arrive-prosecutors-say.html .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Woman pleads guilty in 2017 shooting of a Chicago police officer  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-cop-shooting-plea-20210607-lrepgiiemjabfmcg2qui2pciha-story.html.

CPD Investigating Video Of 3 Women Dancing On Top Of Police Cruiser The outcome of this investigation might be interesting. But it ties in with the Badge Boys’ observations about the potential effect of social media on young officers.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/07/cpd-investigating-video-of-3-women-dancing-on-top-of-police-cruiser/.

Daily Herald — may require registration . Mount Prospect police officer receives village’s Life Safety Award for rescuing choking woman [Officer Ognjen Saric] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210607/mount-prospect-police-officer-honored-for-rescuing-woman-from-choking.

Daily Herald — may require registration . ‘A step in the right direction’: Cops back changes in justice reform bill [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210604/a-step-in-the-right-direction-cops-back-changes-in-justice-reform-bill.

Doggy Daycare Owner Says She Was Groped, Sexually Harassed By Illinois State Inspector Who Still Has A Job [PIOs should examine this piece.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/04/doggy-daycare-owner-state-inspector-groping-sexual-harassment/.

Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook retires amid speculation around part played by city manager  [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/?p=253257  .

From the National Institute of Justice. Field Sobriety Tests and THC Levels Unreliable Indicators of Marijuana Intoxication : Researchers investigated how marijuana affects skills required for safe driving and found that biofluid levels of THC did not correlate with field sobriety test performance or marijuana intoxication, regardless of how the cannabis was ingested. [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/field-sobriety-tests-and-thc-levels-unreliable-indicators-marijuana-intoxication?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=articles.

Illinois lawmakers approve first changes to massive criminal justice law [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://wrex.com/2021/06/07/illinois-lawmakers-approve-first-changes-to-massive-criminal-justice-law/.

Illinois State Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in Mt. Vernon [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-state-police-investigate-an-officer-involved-shooting-in-mt-vernon/article_7e6651ce-c3d1-11eb-adef-276f39dfce5d.html.

It just dawned on me that it has been a while since I’ve mentioned the Flinn Report.  Here is the link to the list of available issues [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/flinn/flinn.asp .

Man Arrested For Naperville Murder In Decades Old Cold Case [Just a reminder to keep trying.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/man-arrested-for-naperville-murder-in-decades-old-cold-case/.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. Stories of World War 2 heroism by a little brother cop [The officer was a boy when two of his older brothers enlisted, and eventually were honorably discharged.  They didn’t talk much about their experiences, but, years later, this officer/author pieced them together.  In the interview (the first 38 minutes), he also tells a couple of stories of his work as a hypnotist. After that, the social comment begins, though the ethical analysis of a particular viral video makes a useful case study.  L.D. Zingg’s Amazon page is here, if you would like to see his work: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AL.D.+Zingg&s=relevancerank&text=L.D.+Zingg&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 I haven’t found any libraries that own them yet.  SLC] . [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/stories-of-world-war-2-heroism-by-a-little-brother-cop.

On the Disaster Podcast. Night Police Authors Share Their Careers in Law Enforcement [An unusual topic for this podcast.  /The Night Police/ is available at these libraries:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1224544782  .  According to the authors, the Night Police are the ones who need to care most for victims, though one author points out that policing has changed since these events occurred. The discussion on officer mental health is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://disasterpodcast.com/2021/06/night-police-authors-share-their-careers-in-law-enforcement/.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. From Shootouts to the 9-11 Attack at the World  Trade Center, His Police Career.[Phil Grimaldi, a retired NYPD Detective.  His story about what amounts to an ambush, three weeks into his career, is instructive.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/from-shootouts-to-the-9-11-attack-at-the-world-tra.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The Horrors and Trauma of Investigating Child Porn [“Eric Caron, a retired Federal Agent…discusses the toll and horrors that law enforcement officers endured while investigating Child Porn.” He reports that child, and infant, porn has gone up more than 100%.  Caron’s website is at https://switchedonlife.com/   SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-horrors-and-trauma-of-investigating-child-porn.

On the Squad Room Podcast. How to Have a Successful Marriage with Victoria Newman, of How2LoveOurCops.org (I haven’t found her books at any libraries yet, but the hotlink in the show notes leads to Amazon ordering information. By the way, the sand castle story is particularly memorable.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode137/ .

Outgoing DeKalb County Sheriff Comments On Use of Force; Protests [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/outgoing-dekalb-county-sheriff-comments-on-use-of-force-protests/article_c3582b90-c2ff-11eb-938f-2f6bbb0ba1ba.html.

Police safely locate missing Skokie boy with autism [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/skokie-police-looking-for-missing-boy-with-autism-last-seen-near-canal/.

Springfield Police holding ‘Active Threat’ training this week [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/springfield-police-holding-active-threat-training-this-week/.

Springfield resident builds model car in memory of Fallen Officer Oberheim [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-resident-builds-model-car-in-memory-of-fallen-officer-oberheim/article_bcb465de-c7db-11eb-861e-731b080e714b.html.

Taylorville Police hold recruitment night for Law Enforcement Explorers program [This article was posted on June 2, and the event was on June 3.  Between us, posting events at least a week before the event might help with attendance.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/taylorville-police-hold-recruitment-night-for-law-enforcement-explorers-program/.

Thomas Sullivan Dies at 91; Investigated Corruption in Chicago’s Courts [Including Operation Graylord.  Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/us/thomas-sullivan-dead.html?smid=tw-share .

Three New Deputies Hired by Kendall County Sheriff’s Office [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/three-new-deputies-hired-by-kendall-county-sheriffs-office/article_a26ebf52-c52a-11eb-9355-1bec3e4082d3.html.

Today’s Salute to Service : [Bond Co.] Deputy Jared Jolliff [Do any of your local news outlets include such features? Please tell me about them. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/06/todays-salute-to-service-%ef%bb%bfdeputy-jared-jolliff/.

Two Chicago Police Officers, Civilian Injured In Jackson Park Rollover Crash [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/02/chicago-police-squad-car-crash-jackson-park-63rd-cornell/.

With Commitment to Affordability and Financial Sustainability, U.S. Postal Service Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change [Not law enforcement news, but something you might want to know. The letter rate should go up to 58¢ in August.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 6-7-2021. Available at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0528-usps-proceeds-with-request-for-postal-rate-change.htm.


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