Local Police News: May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

2 Chicago police officers out of hospital after shootout with gunman in Lawndale [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/2-cpd-cops-out-of-hospital-after-shootout-with-gunman?utm_source=WBBM-AM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WBBM-AM%20Newsletters&utm_content=5-16-21%20Newsletter&mi_u=23165480&mi_ecmp=5-16-21%20Newsletter.

Aurora Police Rewarding Good Deeds : Children caught doing good deeds this week in Aurora will be gifted tickets to the Dino Safari, held at the Fox Valley Mall [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-police-rewarding-good-deeds?utm_source=local-update&utm.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Lansing community groups want a citizens review board to analyze police complaints; village officials say it’s ‘not warranted’ [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-lansing-citizens-review-board-st-0518-20210517-kg6tl3g4xfeqtelmribvplgqw4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Residents, businesses join together to support Monee police at Back the Blue event [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-monee-back-the-blue-st-0517-20210516-offp72qzrjadzeoymeawew6da4-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Community pushing to bring back Neighborhood Watch program [Pontiac.  Might it be a trend?  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/community-pushing-to-bring-back-neighborhood-watch-program/.

Davis reintroduces ‘Back the Blue’ Act [Just FYI.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at:   https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Davis-reintroduces-Back-the-Blue-Act-16175070.php.

From the Lexipol Blog. When & How: Law Enforcement De-Escalation in Mental Health Crises [Just FYI.  See how it compares with your experience.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/when-how-law-enforcement-de-escalation-in-mental-health-crises/.

Joliet Police Officer Cleared in Shooting from January [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/joliet-police-officer-cleared-in-shooting-from-January/.

Journey Foundation donates $10,000 to UIUC police to tackle drunk driving on campus [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/journey-foundation-donates-10000-to-uiuc-police-to-tackle-drunk-driving-on-campus/.

Naperville Police Department’s 2021 Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-police-departments-2021-peace-officers-memorial-ceremony/.

New Age Progression Image Of Missing Aurora Boy Timmothy Pitzen Released 10 Years After His Disappearance [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/11/timmothy-pitzen-age-progression-image/ .

New CPD Policy On Search Warrants To Go Into Effect May 28; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids [Just FYI.  By the way, /The OUtward Mindset/, as I recall, was partly inspired by the desire to improve officer conuct on raids:  http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1100425123 ] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/14/new-cpd-chicago-police-department-search-warrant-policy-wrong-raids-anjanette-young/.

Off-Duty CPD Officer Jose Castro Killed In High Speed Crash In Arlington Heights [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/17/arlington-heights-fatal-crash/.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. The Art of Conversation — A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure  [Ten years ago, young officers’ inability to talk to people was a topic at the ILEETA conference.  Information is gathered through conversation, so developing this skill is essential.  If you would like more information, library holdings of Judy Apps’s books:  https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AApps%2C+Judy.&qt=hot_author ] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/the-art-of-conversation-a-guided-tour-of-a-neglect.

On the Badge Boys Podcast. A fire torched her police career but from the ashes she created the Kaylana Project that helps officers suffering from PTSD  [Det. Shavon Seymour (Ft. Collins, CO) talks about the trauma of failing to save a mother and child trapped in an apartment fire, and how it led to her work with crimes against children, then how the trauma piled up.  Her experiences led to her development of her program for handling trauma. The power of gratitude is specifically examined.  After the interview, the hosts digress, but the very last segment, about experiences at a recent funeral, are touching. SLC]   [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://starworldwidenetworks.com/episodes/a-fire-torched-her-police-career-but-from-the-ashes-she-created-the-kaylana-project-that-helps-officers-suffering-from-ptsd.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. The MGM Grand Fire = 87 Killed, His Experience  As A Las Vegas Cop On Scene. [FYI: Mark Rusin grew up in Chicago, and went on to work for ATF after his time with Las Vegas PD.  His job at the fire scene was transporting the bodies.  His description of what he saw will stick with the listener.  As yet, no library admits to owning the  book he discusses, /Metro:  Sin City Chronicles/, but it is available via Amazon. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/the-mgm-grand-fire-87-killed-his-experience-as-a-l.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Dr. Frank Straub on the LAPD response to George Floyd protests [He speaks in general about the unexpected direction the protests took.  His publications are listed here:  https://tinyurl.com/sjan83cf   The effect of social media in rallying the proesters, and available tactics to respond are discussed in the second half. The report about averted school shootings should be available here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0946  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/dr-frank-straub-on-the-lapd-response-to-george-floyd-protests.

On the Quality Policing Podcast. Michael Fortner discusses his essay for the Violence Reduction Project, “From Protest to Problems The Minneapolis Story” [One of the complaints with urban police he brings up is rudeness.  It reminded me of Bernard Kerik’s venerable observation:  “It’s Rudeness, not Racism”  http://www.city-journal.org/html/11_2_diarist.html  And the insights of the host’s friend, especially on “won’t go to school calls” are grand!  IT’s a surprisingly interesting discussion! SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://qualitypolicing.com/qpp-46-michael-fortner/ .

Police chief says recruiting and retaining officers is a constant battle [Decatur.   [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/police-chief-shares-constant-battle-of-recruting-and-retaining-officers/.

Positions available at the ILETSB [Just FYI.  A systems analyst is open at the moment.  SLC] [Web Page]. 5-17-2021. Available at: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/search/?searchby=location&createNewAlert=false&q=&locationsearch=&geolocation=&optionsFacetsDD_customfield3=Illinois+Law+Enforcement+Training+and+Standards+Bo&optionsFacetsDD_department

Taylorville PD bringing back Operation Juice Box [“Police said Wednesday the effort to give juice boxes to kids while officers are out on patrol will be back on the weekend of May 15-16.”  I wonder how it went.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/search/?searchby=location&createNewAlert=false&q=&locationsearch=&geolocation=&optionsFacetsDD_customfield3=Illinois+Law+Enforcement+Training+and+Standards+Bo&optionsFacetsDD_department.

Two Chicago Police Officers Shot On South Lawndale Released From Hospital [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/16/two-chicago-police-officers-shot-on-south-lawndale/.

Via Law Officer. Body cameras promised to expose police misconduct, but failed  [Not really news — because we know the cameras show officers doing things right — but the article made me smile.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https//www.lawofficer.com/body-cameras-promised-to-expose-police-misconduct-but-failed/

With Police Backup, Daughter Of Fallen Chicago Police Officer Graduates High School [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/16/rebeca-marmolejo-graduates-eduardo-marmolejo/.

Yorkville Police Department Introduces Intern to City Council [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-police-department-introduces-intern-to-city-council/article_46b86902-b3f9-11eb-8d9c-a72da72f70cb.html.

“9 PM Routine” takes aim at curbing theft [Decatur PD’s crime prevention program through May] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/9-pm-routine-takes-aim-at-curbing-theft/.

7th Circuit Case – Flores v. City of South Bend [Via Dan McCollum, who says of it, “The below listed link is to a case decided today by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals dealing with an officer self-assigning himself to provide backup on a traffic stop and killing a 3rd party after speeding in excess of 70 mph to go to an incident where he was not requested.  The case addresses failure-to-train and supervise, as well as the alleged reckless driving by the involved officer.  This case should be reviewed by all administrators and training officers.”] [Web Page].  Accessed 5-17-2021. Available at: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2021/D05-12/C:20-1603:J:Wood:aut:T:fnOp:N:2703454:S:0


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