Archive for the Chicago PD Category


Police officer fatally shot in Englewood on South Side

  A Chicago police officer was shot and killed during an altercation outside a police building on the South Side, officials said. The suspect was shot and wounded by another officer, and taken into custody, sources said. The suspect was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Officials could not provide a condition for the suspect, but an official said he was stable. The officer was shot at about 3:50 p.m. at a police facility used to house special units, according to preliminary reports. The officer apparently was shot in the head. The officer was working a special detail dedicated to addressing …Read more […..]

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At least 4 dead, 12 wounded in holiday night violence

Happy 4th of July Chicago…. Sad state of affairs…. At least four people were left dead and 12 wounded in overnight shootings in Chicago, most on the South Side, officials said. The most recent homicide occurred at 5:06 a.m. this morning, when police said an unidentified man was found dead in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood after being shot in the chest. No other information was available. A 34-year-old man died after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:25 p.m. Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. Jerry …Read more […..]

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A City’s Loss

This is an absolute shame. Time for the politicians to get their act together and stop sugar coating the situation. It is also time for parents to start parenting their kids properly. The absentee father situation is particularly disturbing to me. My Chicago PD friend says that he can’t wait to retire and get the hell out of Chicago…This comes from a guy that grew up loving the city…. This story is reprinted from The Chicago Tribune: Last week, as a soft rain fell, Tom Wortham stood on the Cole Park basketball courts across from the home his grandfather built half a century ago. The 30-year-old Chicago police officer …Read more […..]

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Chicago Pols Want National Guard to Fight Crime Wave

Two Chicago lawmakers want the National Guard brought in to help fight a surge of violent crime in the city, saying there is a “war” in Chicago that warrants the same kind of deployment as the U.S. has in the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan. Democratic state Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn K. Ford are urging Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis, Mayor Richard Daley and Gov. Pat Quinn to order the Illinois National Guard to Chicago, where 113 people have been killed in shootings, stabbings, beatings and other violent crimes in 2010. The death toll at this time last year was 105. At a news conference Sunday, Fritchey and …Read more […..]

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Retired cop says Weis ‘cut and run’ after shooting

After speaking to several Chicago PD Officer friends, it sounds like Jody Weis got scared and ran off escorted like the President would instead of instinctively going towards the shooting scene as an officer–especially a leader of officers– would do…Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is a “coward” who had “cut and run” last week when he should have responded to shots fired 45 seconds away, a retired police officer charged Monday. More than 20 years ago, John Northen led a group of police sergeants who filed a federal lawsuit charging they were unfairly denied promotions as the result of a flawed lieutenants exam. …Read more […..]

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Chicago police to text, e-mail public safety alerts

Chicago police now will be able to alert the public instantly about everything from child abductions to crime-related traffic jams via a cell phone text or an e-mail.The Police Department has signed up for Nixle, a free alert notification system that sends messages to registered users. The service in Chicago went live today at www.chicagopolice.org.”We’re just trying to get as many ways out there that you can look at what’s going on at the Police Department,” Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis said. The department’s use of technology will continue to broaden, he said.Users will receive alerts about missing children, …Read more […..]

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Chicago police may scrap entrance exam

This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of. After personally witnessing the brainless dimwits in law enforcement–many in administrative/command roles, especially a certain Police Chief–that got hired with the testing, I can’t imagine the people who would be hired with no testing. Besides that, it is just inviting more corruption(than there already is) and favoritism in hiring(even with testing in place I have seen several people get hired because they were tight with the police chief, one in particular has the brains of an idiot.) The higher ups in the Chicago Police Department sound like the higher ups I worked for …Read more […..]

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