Shorthanded - at the jail
And it seems Chicago isn't the only law enforcement agency operating at below recommended strength. From the Sun-Times:
- The report by MGT of America concluded that 3,589 correctional officers are needed to properly oversee jail operations. The jail has a roster of 2,791 officers -- 798 fewer than necessary
And how did they arrive at this figure? From a 1996 Federal Consent Decree as a result of a lawsuit filed by inmates who claimed the staffing levels were too low for the number of detainees. So the inmates really are running the asylum over at County.