Um, Info Please?
- North Side detectives are warning businesses in the city’s Near North Police District about burglaries that resulted in many “expensive items” being stolen from three high-end retailers in the last two weeks.
However, while police are asking for the public's help in the investigations, police would not release locations, exact dates or times of the burglaries.
Evidently, the detectives wanted to release the locations, dates and times, but they were all afraid to access the reports that had the information available to them. The newest policy seems to be the following:
- respond to crime;
- write a report;
- send report to supervisor for signature (electronic or paper);
- bury the report in the decorative shrubbery around the Area Centers in the hopes that someone spontaneously confesses on video and the State's Attorney can then deny charges in a few years.
The Department is getting as bad as the media in not broadcasting the descriptions of criminals terrorizing city businesses and citizens.