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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Per Charlie Beck at a press conference today, the department's re-organization starts in February. Pretty much all Department resources will be under a new bureau, called "Bureau of Operations". Everyone in the Bureau of Operations will be subject to orders from and supervision of the district commanders, except the CPD Central Homicide Unit. Homicide will also stay within the regional Detective division organization.
There will also be a Bureau of Constitutional Policing to handle all the legal and civil rights issues, and a new CPD Counterterrorism unit.
With the creation and implementation of the new Counterterrorism Unit, the superintendent's office has to figure out what to do with the existing 7010 through 7011G, 7100 through 7103, 7120 through 7129, and 7160 through 7179 units / teams and if they'll be independent units, unified with each other, or function as a joint command
Rumors of promotions and demotions are loud right now. There are names attached to these rumors, and the rumors appear for now to be credible.
Area 1 DC - Jose Tirado
XO - Cmdr Dion Boyd
Area 3 DC - Dan O'Shea
XO - Cmdr Mike Pigott
Area 4 DC Erest Kato
XO - Cmdr Rod Robinson
Area 5 DC Roberto Nieves
XO - Cmdr Fabian Saldana
Dep Chief Randy Darlin
XO - Patrol
Jacob Alderden - 001
Joshua Wallace - 002
Felipe Garcia - 004
Glenn White - 005
Larry Snelling- 007
Gil Calderon - 010
Jill Stevens - 018
Sean Joyce - 022
Jim Sanchez - Gang Intel
Duane DeVries - Intel
Kevin Bruno - IRT
Eve Gushes - FRU
Antoinett Ursitti - CIT
Area 1 - Tom Miles
Area 2 - Joel Howard
Area 4 - Rich Wiser
Area 5 - Eric Winstrom
Migdalia Bulnes - Det
Dan Godsel - Academy
Kevin Johnson - CAPS
Chris Kennedy - Anti Terrorism
Eric Carter- Anti Terrorism
Brendan Deenihan - Det
Jim O'Donnell - Constitutional Policing
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
RD# JD-132836, 132848 with event number 09266 for the UCR Code 0110
Event Number: 2002909272
UCR Code: 0450 (10-1)
District: 011 and 012
Beat of Assignment: 1100, 6255, 1164A, 1164C, 1160, 6502, 6592F, 1131, Car 4-B, 6550, 1104, 6515
Paper Car: 1131
Extra Resources: 014 provided several units; 1423, 1462 Tact team
Transporting Ambulance: 23 (victim shot in head)
On 29 January 2020, the Chicago Police ShotSpotter alerted to 2 rounds at 4055 W Madison. 1102-S (011th District SDSC) notified Zone-10.
6255 (Area 5 General Enforcement Sgt) witnessed an offender produce a gun, and commit the offense of 1st Degree Murder, and pursued the offender who was in a white pick up north on Karlov from Wilcox. Immediately after this, shots were fired at the police, and the officer was struck in the right forearm. Immediately, a 10-1 was called. The Officer was transported by squad to Stroger after opting to first apprehend the offender. 6255 stated on the air that they have an undercover operation going-on there.
Approximate Timeline from here:
Pick up spotted, pick-up crashed at Congress/Damen one offender in ccustody with a weapon recovered at 2020 W Harrison.
Units found 2 shell casings at 4049 W Wilcox
Units found 1 live round at 4053 W Wilcox
The original shots fired with ShotSpotter notification at 4055 W Madison was for the Male victim shot in the head at Madison & Karlov, this was the homicide witnessed by the officer.
6200 (Narcotics Section Commander) confirmed to have been on the air during the incident
Media staging was at Madison & Keeler
The 014th District Commander was heard on-air offering resources
Offender was taken to Mt. Sinai for medical evaluation
The CTA re-routed the 7 Harrison bus until 8:34PM, per the authorized CTA Twitter account
Audio clip here
Interim Supt. Beck stated in a press conference moments ago that the officer shot is in his early 40s, and opted to pursue the offender instead of going right to the hospital.
Chicago-One notes the officer was involved in an undercover narcotics and gun trafficking operation, though Beck stated he couldn't say what kind of operation the officer was part of. The presence of the Narcotics Section Commander was the tip-off here.
When asked what agencies are involved, he refused to say.
The trauma surgeon said the officer will likely go home tomorrow.
The homicide and a separate crash scene near the hospital were both not connected to this incident.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Local Chicago photographer Barry Butler has snapped untold numbers of photos of CTA trains, and platforms over the years. Mr. Butler is a celebrated local celebrity for his work that has been featured in local major news media several times. Mr. Butler has a popular website, a Facebook and Twitter presence where his CTA photos and his other city based photos can be enjoyed by all.
Major news station camera personnel, as well as major news photographers have snapped untold numbers of photos centering on CTA travel for decades.
Chicago-One was made aware of several complaints about CTA personnel telling contractors, and CTA passengers alike that the CTA has BANNED ALL PHOTOGRAPHY.
A check of the CTA website shows that CTA has not banned photography, and actually shows that photography is absolutely allowed so long as certain rules and policies are followed. The CTA website shows two different photo policies, one governing everyday photography by the public, and one governing professional photography.
Chicago-One has spoken with CTA personnel on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the media. say they are instructed by their training and by their management that photography is not allowed, and CTA employees say the CTA photo policies on the CTA website are out of date and incorrect.
Chicago-One News obtained documents from the CTA pertaining to photography incidents between January 1st, 2018 and November 18th, 2019. The CTA responded with documents on 14 January 2020 after asking for a time extension.
CTA employees who tell the public that the CTA or some law they often are unable to quote, will often reference terrorism and will say that CTA emoloyees are to report all photography to U.S. federal authorities.
The CTA itself says in the FOIA response letter that they have no shared documents between itself, Chicago Police, or Homeland Security on file, at least for the timeframe Chicago-One had them search, which spanned well over a year.
The CTA handed-over 7 documents involving photography incidents. Those documents show that the information given to Chicago-One is true. CTA employees are acting on the belief that the CTA has banned photography and video recording.
The first incident occurred January 9th, 2018 at 4PM on the Irving Park Blue Line. The complaint states a student went to that location to do a class project with a hand-held DSLR camera. The CTA employee there told her photography is not allowed due to terrorism concerns.
The second incident of 2018 took place at the Addison Red Line at 3PM when a contractor employed as a photographer with intersection, and displaying a CTA property permit alleged to be invalid by the CTA Customer Assistant, was told he would not be given access to CTA property or allowed to photograph. The contractor's supervisor was involved by the contractor employee who is alleged to have said the CTA employee was incorrect.
Complaint number 3 came about CTA Brown Line Run 407 southbound at Western on September 27th, 2028 at 11:15AM. This complaint also involved a CTA contractor working for Intersection. The photographer was working while displaying a CTA property permit on the Brown Line, assigned to go car to car at each stop. The complaint states the train operator yelled at the intersection photographer, called control, refused to observe his CTA permit, refused to listen to anything he had to say, and waved him off.
On November 26th, 2018, once again, a Brown Line operator displaying the same behavior complained about on September 27th, 2018, was reported by telephone. The run number was 420, and the location unknown.
On May 03rd, 2019, a father and his young son were on the Blue Line at Washington when a CTA employee again acted on the belief that all photography & video recording activities were banned. The complaint is posted here to allow the father to speak in his own words.
On March 29th, 2019, at the Wrstern Blue Line, a CTA customer states a person wearing a safety vest and who did not identify himself, "angrily yelled" at the customer while customer used a phone to snap a photo of an oncoming train. The customer states the safety-vest clad person harassed customer and "perpetuates his misunderstanding through customer harassment". Customer asked CTA to issue a memo to employees regarding the CTA photo policy.
The 7th complaint was dated for October 17th, 2019, and the narrative section is provided below.
Chicago-One confronted the CTA with the findings of this FOIA request. CTA Media Affairs offered no insight in these incidents, saying on this:
"CTA’s photography and video policy is located on the web here and reads as follows:
In general, simple personal (non-commercial) photography and video recording are permitted on CTA property and vehicles. Use of ancillary equipment, such as a tripod, or taking pictures or video of non-public areas of CTA property are not permitted.
CTA rail and bus operations employees who interact with the public are expected to be aware of our policy."
Chicago-One spoke with Barry Butler on January 17th, 2020 for roughly 23 minutes about these findings, and read the article to him. The conversation is recounted here in essence, not verbatim. Mr. Butler stated his surprise to have received an e-mail from Chicago-One on this topic wherein these CTA documents were obtained.
The conversation centered on Mr. Butler's experiences working as a photographer on and around CTA property. Mr. Butler states that he has not personally had any of the issues presented in these findings made by Chicago-One. Barry Butler's advice to all photographers if confronted anywhere with these sorts of issues is to walk away, saying that in essence a battle isn't worth the shot. During this conversation, Butler stated he had photographed with security right next to him and had no issues.
Chicago-One brought forth the idea that moving to a different spot might even get a photographer a better angle from which to hey the shot.
Mr. Butler further stated that his experiences working with CTA media personnel has been a wonderful experience with no problems of any kind.
Chicago-One asked Barry what he has planned for future CTA shoots, and he said with a smile in his voice that he has some ideas, and some may just involve his creative skill for using the sun and the moon. He said "it's all about planning, and hoping the weather cooperates"
Address: 234 N. Pulaski
Date: 16 January 2020
Beat of Occurrence: 1114
Beat of Assignment: 1131
Paper car: 1131
UCR Code: 041A
Media staging: West End & Pulaski
BWC Event. Event#12698 011th District SDSC notified Zone-10 of a shot spotter notification of 10 shots fired at 3940 W. Washington. 1131 was assigned with Beat 1192 who confirmed having heard the shots.
All other responding units were notified via OEMC Zone-10 to a mass shooting involving 5 victims at the above address.
R/O's arrived to find 5 victims shot. 1 victim is 11 years old, 1 victim is 12 years old, 1 victim is 16 years old for a total of three children victimized, along with 1 30 year old male and a 40 year old male for a total of two adults victimized. One extra victim, a tender-age toddler who was inside the address at the time of the incident was noted as severely psychologically traumatized but not shot.
Victim injuries noted immediately at scene:
11 year-old: GSW, lower left back. Victim 2: GSW, right hip. Victim 3: GSW, left arm. Victim 4: GSW, left thigh. One victim is 12 years old with GSW right leg, tourniquet applied at 6:20PM.
At the time of the incident, victims ranged in condition from critical to serious. Victim conditions were later stabilized at local hospitals.
Offenders entered the above address, looked around, and exited the address. Offenders at that time drew weapons pointing in the doorway of the address, and fired multiple rounds striking five victims.
1120 assigned 1135 to Stroger with victims and report to 1131 for purposes of accurate documentation, and self-assigned himself to Sinai. One victim self-transported to Rush.
CFD Units assigned: 4-5-7, 4-4-11, Ambulances 33, 23, 15, 64, 44, and 10
EMS ops entered through the north and exited south for rapid victim transport.
Ambulances 23, 33, 15 to Stroger with child victims
Ambulance 10 - one adult male victim to Sinai
Timeline and assisting units as follows:
At 6:14PM, R/O's on Beat 1102S (011th District SDSC) notified Zone-10 of shot spotter notification of 10 rounds 3940 W. Washington.
1131 assigned. 1192 heard the shots and also responded.
6:16PM reports of person shot.
6:17PM report of mass shooting, 5 victims
6:18PM more cars, 1104 has casings and needs traffic blocked
1112 - traffic control. PuVictimaski & Lake
6:20PM - 1120 (Sgt) issues orders to start grabbing I.D.'a of people willing to cooperate so Area Detectives have contact info.
1125 - Traffic control. West End & Pulaski northbound, change to 1156 assigned.
1183 - Traffic control. West End northbound
1122 - Traffic control. Pulaski & West End
6734C (Organized Crime) - responding
4310 - has 3 cars C & D units.
4311 - has 3 cars available
1120 - Orders ambulance staging at Maypole & Pulaski
6:24PM - Fire initiates an EMS Plan-1
1171 - Traffic control. Pulaski & Washington blocking northbound traffic on Pulaski.
2 male blacks, 5 foot 10, 30 to 40 years of age, one wearing a grey jacket, both with short hair, one wearing an olive green jacket, fled on foot westbound on Maypole from Pulaski.
Zone-10 dispatcher had to tell units to keep victim information off the air.
1100, 1120, 1110, 1199, Area North Violent Crimes, Ops Command, 3D55 (News Affairs), Car 51, CW2 / Area North Forensics for photographs and evidence collection.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
On December 06th, 2019, Chicago-One News received a tip from a source inside the workings of Chicago city government that the calltakers and dispatchers of the city's 911 operation, the very people the public depends on to send emergency help during moments of life-threatening danger are themselves routinely in need of emergency assistance due to what they say are shocking, life-threatening and inhumane working conditions.
The source who tipped-off Chicago-One News asked to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation for speaking out. The tipster stated that mostly female workers from minority backgrounds are forced into what amounts to a dangerous environment where calltakers and dispatchers who are often forced to work overtime are subjected to discipline for performing necessary female self-care, and are intimidated by supervisors and management into coming into work while sick with flu symptoms and symptoms of other various medical issues that normally would cause a reasonable person to believe that time off from work to seek medical care is needed.
The tipster also complained about unsanitary conditions at the city's 911 center.
That same day, Chicago-One News performed a multi-part public records request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act for the below items:
"OEMC Sanitation and Health Safety Policies affecting OEMC Dispatch personnel for fire/EMS and police operations"
"Records showing fire/EMS responses to OEMC from Jan 1st 2016 to December 4th, 2019"
Internal memos and communications within OEMC administration offices between Jan 1st, 2016, and Dec 4th, 2019 regarding illnesses and health conditions occurring within the working environment of police and fire/EMS dispatch operations"
"Internal memos and communications within OEMC administration offices between Jan 1st, 2016, and Dec 4th, 2019 regarding illnesses and health conditions occurring within the working environment of police and fire/EMS dispatch operations"
"Grievances & complaints filed within OEMC police and fire/EMS dispatch operations relating to the treatment of female calltakers and dispatchers and health/safety concerns in the OEMC fire/EMS and police operations floors between Jan 1st, 2016, and Dec 4th, 2019."
Chicago OEMC responded to Chicago-One on 06 January 2020, stating that they have no sanitation or health safety policies at OEMC, but that "the city follows all federal OSHA guidelines with regard to health and safety (http://www.osha.gov)
The city contended that the rest of the request was unduly burdensome except for two items. Chicago's OEMC turned-over an Excel worksheet listing no less than 300 calls for Chicago Fire Department ambulance service to the 911 center itself for OEMC employees who experienced serious medical crisis while at work.
Beyond those 300 calls for CFD Ambulance responses, OEMC disclosed that they had two employee grievances on file pertaining to bug infestation, but bites occurring at an employee workstation, and unsanitary conditions filed on March 25th, 2016 and one on December 17th, 2017.
Below is a screenshot from the e-mail sent to Chicago-One News by Chicago OEMC. Text highlight performed by OEMC. The e-mail was signed by A. Martin, FOIA Officer for Chicago OEMC.
* 5 incidents of an unconscious OEMC employee,
* MULTIPLE incidents of OEMC employees being sick enough to require ambulance response
* 5 calls for a "CVA" (Cardiovascular Accident) which is the medical term for a stroke
* 24 calls for an OEMC employee being short of breath
* Several calls for OEMC employee(s) in psychiatric distress
* MULTIPLE calls for chest pain
* Several calls for things like hemorrhaging and head pain
See the Chicago OEMC Ambulance call log here
Recently, just after the 2020 new year, a Chicago Police Dispatcher was heard on the air working while barely able to talk. A Chicago Police Officer suggested on the zone she take some medical time, to which the dispatcher replied "they discipline people for that".
Chicago-One News reached out via telephone on January 07th, 2020, to OEMC and spoke with Melissa Stratton, Director of Media, who stated that she was aware of the Chicago-One FOIA, and more specifically, a water main outage that OEMC disclosed to Chicago-One that took place and for which the below memo was sent out. Director Stratton requested an e-mail from Chicago-One regarding all of the issues discovered by Chicago-One. Stratton acknowledged that e-mail later in the evening on January 7th, 2020, saying "I’m looking into this but need to connect with some folks. I’ll circle back once I have more information." Chicago-One never heard back from Stratton after that.
On January 15th, 2020, Melissa Stratton, a Media Affairs Director for Chicago OEMC, sent the following statement via e-mail:
STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANGAEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (OEMC):
"OEMC's operations are critical to the city of Chicago. Any known health, safety or unsanitary issue at the city's 9-1-1 center are addressed immediately. While OEMC seeks to maintain needed staffing levels for handling critical 9-1-1 calls, employees are not encouraged to come to work sick, nor penalized for taking medical time off.
As for the ambulance runs to the 9-1-1 facility during a three-year period, over 25% of those calls were refusal of transport to the hospital. Employees may experience sickness or shortness of breath for any number of reasons; however, any concern affecting the overall work environment brought to management's attention is addressed. Given the importance of the role of call taker or dispatcher and the nature of their responsibilities, it can be stressful at times, requiring full attention. Female call takers and dispatchers compose a majority of the total 9-1-1 workforce, with over 80% female call takers/dispatchers on the police side.
Employees on the OEMC Operations floor who are ill have many options to get well. For example, they may use sick time negotiated into their collective bargaining agreement, medical leaves of absence, and/or family medical leave time.
OEMC makes every effort to provide a safe, healthy and comforting environment, providing a Quiet Room, work out room, kitchens and recreational activities for employees' use to encourage health, fitness and comfort."
Stratton also noted that although the report showed 300 ambulance calls, "the previously issued FOIA report erroneously included test calls and calls for service that occurred externally near the building that reflected OEMC’s address. After reviewing it further with Fire Operations, it appears there were 221 calls for ambulances to OEMC."
Regarding the allegations made in the grievance shown here, Stratton provided this response:
• Air Quality Reports indicated no anomalies. No dust deposition, no mold, no signs of insect/animal infestation and all humidity, temperatures, and CO2 rangers are in line.
• OSHA tested carpet and found no anomalies. OEMC addresses any carpet issue whenever an IOD report is filed.
• The OSHA found conditions at OEMC to be satisfactory on all fronts. The report specifically cites the fact that OEMC’s air quality was good, no bugs or rodents present and whenever we receive a complaint, it’s taken seriously.
Today, the Chicago Police Department has charged a man Area Central Detectives and the Area Central RBT Mission Team say is responsible for two vehicular hijackings.
Chicago Police issued the following statement:
A south side man was charged in two separate Vehicular Hijackings after extensive investigation by Area Central Detective Division R.B.T. Mission Team.
Caleb Morales was positively identified and subsequently charged in connection to two separate vehicular hijackings.
On January 5, 2020 at approximately 2:46 PM, this offender entered 2019 Porsche Cayenne on the 300 block of West Illinois Street and attempted to force the victim from the vehicle while implying a weapon. The offender partially forced the victim from the vehicle and then drove off, throwing the victim from the vehicle, causing the victim to incur several injuries.
On January 12, 2020 at approximately 12:56 PM, this offender entered a 2014 Ford Escape on the 1400 block of West Fulton Street and forced the occupants out of the vehicle at gunpoint, including two minor children. One of the minor children was removed and slammed to the ground, before the offender fled in the vehicle. An extensive investigation was conducted which lead to the positive identification of this offender. Caleb Morales was charged with two felony counts of Vehicular Hijacking and will appear today in Central Bond Court.
Monday, January 13, 2020
U.S. Secret Service File Release Highlights 2008 Threat Made Against Obama Chicago Presidential Election Rally in Grant Park by High Ranking Member of White Supremacist Group "World Church of The Creator"
On Monday, January 13th, 2020, the U.S. Secret Service released 42 pages of documents to Chicago-One News as the result of a federal Freedom of Information Act Request, some of which were more highly redacted than others.
The file highlights threats made against Obama investigated by the Secret Service between the dates of November 1st and November 5th, 2008. The most serious threat the USSS responded to is one suspected to have been made by someone the agency referred to in a protective intelligence document as "a high ranking member of white supremacist group World Church of The Creator"
The World Church of the Creator is a white nationalist organization that was born from the white supremacist "creativity movement" founded by Ben Klassen (1918-1993) who committed suicide. Klassem was responsible for founding an organization recognized by his worldwide following as a "church" they called "Church of The Creator" until one of their "ministers" was found guilty of the murder of a black U.S. veteran. The person found guilty was George Loeb.
An individual named Matt Hale took over the group in 1996 after a lawsuit won by the family of the murder victim forced it out of business.
A check of the online FBI Records Vault maintained by the FBI did not return results, but that does not mean files on Klassen or his organization do not exist.
The same night on November 4th, 2008, the Rosemont Police Department stopped an individual with several weapons who the Secret Service was told had an interest in Obama.
Yet another person with ties to Chicago caught the interest of the USSS when he got frustrated with the Obama campaign's text messages to his cell phone. See what he did to draw the ire of this agency by checking out or downloading the entire 42 page file below.
USSS November 04th 2008 Protective Intelligence File
|SCC's Response to the recent Cook County Circuit Court ruling mandating the city to produce nearly 5 decades of police misconduct files that CPD officers say shouldn't exist|
Generations of CPD brass, FOP leadership, COPA / OPS, and CPD Records Division chain - of - command dropped the ball.
Another answer from the legal side of this:
There is no state or federal law tied-in with FOIA, and no current or past provision in Illinois FOIA mandating citizens, or anyone else who is legally in possession of records they obtained via the FOIA process to destroy their copy of those records.
What that means:
Even IF there were strict enforcement of records retention laws / policies / regulations / FOP contractual mandates, the records may STILL exist somewhere. That means records could be posted online as part of someone's research or as part of a commentary on those records, even as part of a news piece. Remember, free press isn't limited to multi-million dollar corporate news companies. Due to decades of federal and state court rulings, everyone is the press under the 1st Amendment.
Here's an example of FOIA at work vs. FOP contractual agreements and CPD policies:
Any Officer / Detective / Sgt, or someone else up the chain either creates an official document, or is the subject of official documentation of ANY kind. That document has a destruction date once it's complete. Whether by law, by dept policies, or FOP contractual obligation. Before that document reaches its destruction date, it is perfectly responsive to FOIA. There could possibly be TENS, HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS, or even scores more people holding perfectly legal copies of that document. Now that documents are mostly electronic or are easily digitized, there honestly is no such thing as a "destroyed" document.
Any I.T. expert will tell you that once something exists in digital form, it's forever. Deleting it doesn't make it go away. Overwriting that digital space won't make it go away, either.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Area Central Detectives have issued a community alert in the 018th District for a pattern of violent robberies that have occurred on the city's North side since December 24th, 2019. This is Area Central crime pattern 20-1-009B.
These robberies involve more than one offender who have used two different vehicles as the means to commit these robberies and flee the scene.
200 block of East Delaware at 7:44PM on January 8th, 2020
200 block of East Walton 7:54PM on January 8th, 2020
900 block of North Dewitt at 11:04 p.m. on Dec. 24
200 block of East Pearson at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 30
800 block of North Dewitt around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 30
800 block of North Dewitt at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 2
900 block of North Dewitt at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 3
200 block of East Chestnut at 8:35 p.m. on Jan. 6
Two to three black males, early- to mid-20’s, 5’6” to 5’10” tall and weigh 145 to 185 pounds
Anyone with information, anyone who thinks they see these offenders, or who knows where these offenders are can call 911 or Area Central Detectives 312-747-8380
The next robbery/theft alert below affects CTA rail passengers
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Area Central R/B/T Detectives have issued a community alert after a pattern of robberies in the Gold Coast area.
The robberies occurred in the:
900-block of North Dewitt Place in the late evening of December 24,
200-block of East Pearson Street in the late evening hours of December 30
800-block of North Dewitt Place in the morning hours of January 2
900-block of North Dewitt Place in the evening of January 3.
Three women were robbed in the 200-block of East Chestnut Monday at about 9:05 p.m.
In each of these robberies, two to three male offenders approach the victims and commit a strong-arm robbery.
These aren't the only robberies Area Central is investigating. The Area Central Detective Division has also issued two other alerts as well. One is for a robbery pattern in the 001st District, the other in the 002nd District - Wentworth.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications received a 911 call from a caller about a person trying the back door of the residence at 2174 N. McVicker
The incident unfolded at 12:51PM on 02 January 2020. Chicago-One review of the OEMC police radio recording reveals several police units keying on the Zone-12 frequency at one time, making it difficult to determine what happened. The police unit who yelled out "shots fired by police" on the zone barely got his traffic through the radio pile-up. Eric Tendian of the Chicago-based Crime is Down emergency services resource website recorded a portion of the events that occurred. Listen here.
The Zone-12 dispatcher sent the call out at 12:48PM. Beat 2532 volunteered to answer this call, and a backup unit was assigned. The call was sent across the zone as a burglary in progress.
The 25th District Commander was enroute to the scene at 12:55PM.
2563B confirmed on the zone that the person Police shot was being sought by them, saying "Bonafide, that's our offender". Area North Detective Unit 5314 confirmed they were on the way to the scene at 12:55PM. 5317A was also on-scene.
2530 gave the order to shut off the bodycams at 12:57PM
CFD Ambulance 63 was assigned.
Beats assigned were 2512 in the rear, 2524 on-scene, and 2522 in the front.
Chicago Police Department Director of Communications, Anthony Guglielmi, made this statement (quotes omitted)
CPD detectives, ChicagoCOPA and Cook County Medical Examiner are investigating an afternoon shooting on the northwest side after a man appears to take his own life after a traffic stop, foot pursuit and armed encounter with officers. Here are the preliminary details.
If you, or anyone you know are currently suffering from, or have have a history of suffering from suicidal feelings or thoughts, help is available. Call 1-800-273-8255
You may also visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online
The city of Chicago has experienced a violent, traumatizing start to 2020.
This report is sourced from city public records in the form of OEMC police radio recordings, and Open-Source intelligence.
1 minute into the new year, a Chicago Police Officer's marked vehicle was struck by gunfire through the windshield in the 010th District. 15 minutes later, a 24 year-old woman celebrating the new year in her home was struck by a stray bullet that came through her 2nd floor apartment window in the 011th District. Just minutes after that, Chicago Police in the 004th District were shot at from an apartment building. The shots are suspected to have been fired from 7847 S. Ridgeland.
The shots fired on Ridgeland resulted in a SWAT HBT response that wrapped-up around 6AM on January 1st, 2020 with no arrests. During the HBT portion of this incident, radio traffic indicated police experienced difficulty utilizing their SWAT HBT training. Radio traffic was heard wherein police told the Chicago Fire Department to enter the area from the wrong direction, resulting in CFD responders being in the line of fire and told to re-locate to a new staging area. Officers then had to be told to stay with their vehicles after officers were observed leaving their police vehicles. Yet another anomaly occurred when police were evacuating the building. Police brought evacuees out of the front instead of the rear, placing evacuees in the line of fire.
Police ordered a wagon to come to the scene for temporary detention of building residents, and gave the appearance that potential suspects were being detained together instead of being separated.
The 025th District had several firsts of the year in one incident on the morning of January 1st, 2020. These firsts were their first footchase, first footchase involving a domestic violence offender, and in the same incident, the first footchase of the year resulting in arrest as well as the district's first arrest of the year for a domestic violence offense.
This incident took place at the corner of Grand and Neva on Beat 2512.
No injuries or deaths took place in any of the two above incidents.
Chicago-One now cautions readers, as the next part of this news story is easily upsetting to some, and involves the double murder of two young children, an attempted suicide, and an aggravated battery / attempted murder of an elderly person in the same incident. Less detailed reporting by the Chicago Tribune here.
On January 02nd, 2020 at 01:48AM, police were called to 7251 S. South Shore Drive for a woman and a child who fell from the window. Radio traffic reveals that the zone dispatcher had to send the call over the air twice before a 003rd District tactical unit took the assignment. 1st call at 1:50AM, 2nd call at 1:52AM. Unit 362-D took the call at 1:52AM.The Sgt assigned to 310-R then followed in taking the call. 371-R was assigned at 1:56AM to meet 310-R at the address.
UCR Code: 0479 (Agg Batt - hands, first, feet, serious injury), 0110 (Homicide, First Degree Murder),
This is OEMC Event# 20-002-00844
What follows next is a rough timeline of events relating to thos incident response. Chicago-One will have the official timeline of events at a later time.
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362-D notified the zone dispatcher at 2:05AM that the water to the apartment needed to be shut-off due to flooding from the bathtub. Mention of the bathtub detail came at 2:07AM. 362-D notified the zone that the water had been shut-off at 2:16AM. 362-D then asks for the event number, which is also issued at 2:16AM.
CFD Ambulance 38 transported the adult female at 2:21AM
310-R notified the zone at 2:21AM that he needed two crime scene cars, one for the downstairs scene, one for the upstairs scene. 372 would likely be the paper car.
311-R assigned to downstairs scene - 2:21AM
306-F assigned to the upstairs scene - 2:23AM
300 - request via zone for call on her cellphone from 310-R (2:29AM)
310-R - Notification to zone that each victim will have a squad car follow them to each respective hospital they go to - 2:31AM
Request for crime scene tape upstairs on the 11th floor - 2:39AM
2:39AM - EMS Plan-1 secured
2:44AM - 312 and 331-R assigned to follow CFD Ambulances 55 and 70 to Comer Childten's Hospital. 312-R assigned to CFD Ambulance 55, 331-R assigned to 70.
3:54AM - 321-R notifies the zone she's going to Comer
3:55AM - 371-R changes the UCR to 0110, 399 notified
At or around 4AM, the zone instructs 371-R to call news Affairs and the M.E. as soon as possible
4:20AM - 371-R notifies the zone that the M.E. is enroute to Comer
5:14AM - 301 asks which units are still at Comer, and the zone tells him 320R, 321R, 324R, 310R, and 312R
Change of watch occurred at 6AM and 330 sent 331 to relieve 306-F
330 assigned 331 to handle the 11th floor inside scene, 323 assigned to the outside scene, and 330 was enroute to assess the scene at 6:18AM
6:24AM - 300 tells 323 to move their car so media can have better pictures and Area Central Detectives can do their work
6:50AM - 310 relocates to U of C to continue investigation of this incident
7:01AM - 399R heads in to the 003rd District station
7:09AM - 324 assigned by 310 to relieve 324R at U of C and told to contact 340 by phone
8:03AM - 324 instructed again to call 340 by 310
8:06AM - 399 tells 310 to call him
This effectively ends pertinent open-source response and investigative items for this incident. This is a fluid, ongoing investigation. Chicago-One will have more as it is made available.