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Suspect dead, officer injured in police-involved shooting

January 11, 2010 (WLS) — An officer was hurt and a suspect was killed in a police-involved shooting in the western suburbs Monday night. It started as a police pursuit in the town of Franklin Park and that pursuit ended with the shooting on East Lake Street in Northlake. It is not clear what actually led to Franklin Park police opening fire. But the driver of the car was killed by police. One Franklin Park officer was shot in the hand. The state police are now investigating the shooting. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=7213060

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Did This Melrose Park Officer Show Proper Discretion?

Posted May 2009So, my wife received a ticket from the lone female officer on the Melrose Park Police Department. I am not just upset that she got the ticket….What really perturbed me was the manner and circumstances in which she got the ticket.Seems there is lots of “bad blood” between Northlake, my former employer, and the surrounding towns.It seems that Northlake Officer(s) have written tickets to relatives and even the officers of several towns. Among them are Melrose Park(hence the bad blood between the 2 towns?), Bellwood, and Chicago. Details are not being disclosed here but some people are really perturbed and it is …Read more […..]

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Franklin Park Just Like Northlake?

It has been a while since my days in Northlake Police, Illinois(It seems that many people from the town of Northlake, Texas have been to this blog thinking that my stories about Northlake Police Department were about their PD). Anyway, here is a story from one of Northlake’s neighbors, Franklin Park, Illinois. Franklin Park Police Department has had their share of “issues” over the years. They have had some excellent Police Officers there as well as bad ones. Well, the town is having the usual political power struggle with the people currently in power thinking that they are kings of the world. Sound familiar? Well, they are …Read more […..]

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Is Franklin Park PD as bad as Northlake?

Based on what I have heard, Franklin Park is as bad or worse, if you can believe it, than Northlake PD. Sounds like there is just as much favoritism, high ethics, and professionalism as there is at Northlake. Seems hard to believe but I guess anything is possible…

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