Local Police News: November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

2 Chicago officers sprayed with ‘chemical substance’ while breaking up fight on West Side [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/2-chicago-officers-sprayed-with-chemical-substance-while-breaking-up-fight-on-west-side/.

Chicago OEMC Honors Keith Thorton, Dispatcher On Duty During Shooting Of CPD Officers Ella French, Carlos Yanez, Jr. [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/15/chicago-oemc-honors-keith-thorton-ella-french/.

Chicago Police Union Boss John Catanzara To Retire From CPD After First Hearing On Disciplinary Charges; Plans To Run For Mayor In 2023 [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/15/chicago-police-board-union-president-john-cataznzara-disciplinary-charges-firing-police-union/.

Chicago’s police oversight agency recommends slain Officer Ella French be suspended for Anjanette Young raid [As I recall, Ms Young remenbered her as being the one who showed some human compassion for her situation. SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at:  https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicagos-police-oversight-agency-recommends-slain-officer-ella-french-be-suspended-for-anjanette-young-raid .

City Council Members Upset COPA Aired Past Disciplinary Findings Against Slain Officer Ella French [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/city-council-members-upset-copa-aired-past-disciplinary-findings-against-slain-officer-ella-french/2683371/.

Chicago Sun-Times — May require registration. Man gets 1 year in prison for paying thousands in bribes to Chicago police officers [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/11/12/22778734/richard-burton-sentenced-prison-bribing-chicago-police-officers-traffic-reports.

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Biden administration nominates Oak Park police chief LaDon Reynolds, nine others for US Marshals and US attorney posts [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-white-house-nominates-us-marshalls-attorney-20211113-amom2jkitfcgxbycognmtcwe44-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

CPD officer among Chicago area convenience store owners charged for allegedly defrauding WIC program [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/cpd-officer-among-chicago-area-convenience-store-owners-charged-for-allegedly-defrauding-wic-program/.

CTA Worker Stabbed, Officer Struck In Attack On CTA Platform  [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://cbsloc.al/3nhsWpi#.YZLvtFjgVVA.twitter .

Daily Herald — may require registration . Palatine Plans to Hire Police and Firefighters [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211109/palatine-plans-to-hire-police-and-firefighters.

Danville Police to host Clothes for Kids [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/danville-police-to-host-clothes-for-kids/.

Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times In Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video Shows [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/10/disorganized-cops-handcuffed-innocent-black-teens-at-gunpoint-multiple-times-in-bizarre-2019-incident-new-body-camera-video-shows/.

DPD [Decatur Police Department]  lieutenant promoted to deputy chief [Brad Allen] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/dpd-lieutenant-promoted-to-deputy-chief/article_43ca9c64-4103-11ec-b1ff-9bacf5287d10.html.

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Online — November 2021 [The lead article is “Executive Decision-Making Using Intelligence – Incorporating decision theory and methodology into the intelligence process during times of uncertainty can lead to better decisions.:  The FEATURED ARTICLE is after my own heart, though: “History Can Inform Contemporary Law Enforcement Strategy – Lessons from the past can speak to the complex realities faced by law enforcement today.: THis is why reading is a wise professional activity: learning from others’ mistakes can save a lot of broken heads!  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://leb.fbi.gov/?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_content=%5B1289247%5D-%2F.

From the Calibre Press Blog. Active Shooter: Coming to a Theater Near You? Advice From the Front Line [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at:  https://calibrepress.com/2021/11/active-shooter-coming-to-a-theater-near-you-advice-from-the-front-line/.

Harvey Mayor Calls for Police Chief to Step Down, Seeks Help to Fight Corruption [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/harvey-mayor-calls-for-police-chief-to-step-down-seeks-help-to-fight-corruption/2683760/.

Olivia Cobbins Says She Came To The Harvey Police Department To Fight Corruption, But Now She Has Quit In Disgust [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/10/harvey-police-reform-internal-affairs-olivia-cobbins-quits/.

Illinois State Police Trooper struck by DUI driver [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-state-police-trooper-struck-by-dui-driver/article_a9698122-4589-11ec-b0ea-7be9697f597e.html.

Jason Arres Sworn In As Naperville Police Chief [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/jason-arres-sworn-in-as-naperville-police-chief/.

Naperville Police Announce New Deputy Chief [Jason Zbrozek] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-police-announce-new-deputy-chief/.

KC [Kaskaskia College] Students Build Storage Lockers For Troy PD [Nice to hear of welding students putting their skills to good use.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/news/2021/11/kc-students-build-storage-lockers-for-troy-pd/.

Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracks down suspect who seriously injured person in Lakemoor [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/14/lake-county-sheriff-canine-dax-tracks-down-suspect-who-seriously-injured-person-in-lakemoor/.

Marion police getting therapy dog to aid mental health crises, child victims [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/marion/marion-police-getting-therapy-dog-to-aid-mental-health-crises-child-victims/article_c5bdcb06-76bb-5bbb-bba4-c9fce04871d8.html.

On the Bend, Don’t Break Podcast. Navigating an International Kidnapping and the Trauma of Losing Two Canadians: Three RCMP Negotiators Share Their Stories [Several Canadians were kidnapped for ransom by a terrorist entity.  These officers were aprt of the negotiation team.  Sadly, the nine-month negotiaion was unsuccessful.  The officers were still working their “day jobs” during this time, and so the effect of daily job stress with nights often spent in negotiation is particularly noteworthy, as is the time between the end of the negotiations and the onset of stress-related depression..  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://benddontbreak.libsyn.com/navigating-an-international-kidnapping-and-the-trauma-of-losing-two-canadians-three-rcmp-negotiators-share-their-stories.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. Chief Carmen Best on the challenges facing police leaders [And she’s a Western IL U graguate, too!  Her book,/Black in Blue: Lessons on Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Racial Reconciliation (2021) is held at these libraries: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1262124582, but it’s avaiable in other formats, too.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://policingmatters.podbean.com/e/chief-carmen-best-on-the-challenges-facing-police-leaders/.

Retired CPD horses helping fellow first responders focus on mental health  [A couple of months ago, you heard about Fahey.  This article talks about both Fahey and Bosak.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/medical-watch/retired-cpd-horses-helping-fellow-first-responders-focus-on-mental-health/.

State Trooper Injured on I-55 [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/state-trooper-injured-on-i-55/ .

Suburban Police Officer Locates Elderly Couple Reported Missing From Aurora [Off. Przemyslaw Struga of the Lake Zurich Police Dept.] [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-police-officer-locates-elderly-couple-reported-missing-from-aurora/2680538/.

Taylorville Police accepting donations for Thanksgiving Turkey food drive [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/taylorville-police-accepting-donations-for-thanksgiving-turkey-food-drive/.

Via the SCCJA Daily Clips, Police1, and Lexipol. Walk quickly but don’t run in a crowd : Even if you are responding to an urgent call, running in uniform in a crowd can cause panic [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.police1.com/patrol-issues/videos/walk-quickly-but-dont-run-in-a-crowd-v08Sc25g0dq27Pwl/ .

Watchdog Group Says African Americans Continue To Face Discrimination In CPD Recruitment, Demands Racial Balance In Police Force [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/11/11/media-editing-group-demands-balance-in-african-american-officers-in-cpd/.

Zion Police Department Canine Knox dies months after retiring due to health condition [Web Page].  Accessed 11-15-2021. Available at: https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/11/13/zion-police-department-canine-knox-dies-months-after-retiring-due-to-health-condition/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=todays_top_news_stories&utm_term=2021-11-15.


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