Chicago police lay out public safety, crime fighting efforts for new year
CHICAGO – Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police Supt. David Brown held a press conference Tuesday to outline how they plan to improve public safety in the city during 2022. Much of Tuesday’s talk about public safety goals centered on visibility, engagement and collaboration with the...
Start with the cta. Of course we can't post the video of the robbery a few days ago here because "there is no crime in this city" but CTA needs dedicated officers 24/7 at every stop.
The move would bring detective ranks up to 1,300 – which city officials hope will improve clearance rates as it relates to crime
This is an actual improvement. Let's hope clearance rates improve.
Everything about this plan sounds fantastic. I have little faith it will be implemented, but I’m more hopeful after reading that than I was before I read it.
In other related news, Chief Judge Tim Evans denied Lightfoot’s request to end electronic monitoring for certain alleged offenses. Lightfoot cited in Chicago “3,400 people currently on electronic monitoring, 2,300 face charges for a “crime of violence,” including 90 murder suspects.” Disappointing….
All sounds like good stuff – glad to see CPD leadership actually focusing on obvious things they can improve in their own organization like clearance rates rather than just pointing fingers and passing the buck.
Need to be more police around generally, but Until the state’s attorney actually starts prosecuting people it’s all for show. Lightfoot at least is out in February 2023, unfortunately Foxx has until 2024 unless she’s somehow removed from office.
David O sure used the word "hope" an awful lot which leads me to suspect we are fucked.
7000 applications results in how many new cops? Like 1% of that figure?