Crime is Headed Down
- The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger.
Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction.
- Crimes that will no longer result in the dispatch of an officer to the crime scene include vehicle theft, theft, garage burglaries, criminal damage to property, the passing of bad checks, lewd or obscene phone calls, threatening phone calls that don’t pose an immediate danger and animal bites, McCaffrey said.
We're just surprised it's taken this long and hte aldercreatures aren't bitching more. Of course, 44 officers per day, divided by 22 Districts, 3 watches equals a net gain of two-thirds of an officer per district shift.
But he won't have a car anyway.
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