More Info on G-8
Once again, the city trying to do things on the cheap:
- Hey Second City Cop, suburban copper here and it's true, the City of Chicago will not indemnify anyone that is not CPD.
Most suburban agencies extended the olive branch knowing full well that CPD would need help once the G8 summit arrived. CPD advised The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS)of this who in turn related this information to the Chiefs of the various agencies representing ILEAS. Those Chiefs basically said fuck that and will not allow any officers to respond.
In total there are 822 officers from 245 different agencies represented on ILEAS Teams. There equipment alone could help: 13 mobile command posts, nine armored vehicles and a host of other specialty vehicles provided at no cost to various agencies in Illinois. Agencies receiving this equipment agreed to maintain it and provide it during large state or regional emergencies if necessary.
Trust me, I'm not part of ILEAS, I just hate to see officers being put in harms way when it can easily be prevent or even greatly reduced. CPD stay safe and keep your heads up.....
Another suburban officer reports that furloughs and time off will be restricted in May for his and other agencies, just in case the city comes to its senses and needs emergency help. We certainly can foresee that being the case in short order.