Unsafe? These are Perfectly Safe
- A top mayoral aide on Thursday acknowledged a problem that Chicago Police officers have been beefing about for months: a shortage of police vehicles that can only be solved with more frequent purchases.
“There was not an investment for a while, so the overall number went down. Then, with special [overtime] deployments, that takes reserves from the fleet. So, the number of pool vehicles is down,” Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds said Thursday after testifying at City Council budget hearings.
“I acknowledge that we could use more vehicles in our pool fleet. [But], I can say with confidence that we would never put an officer in a vehicle that wasn’t safe.”
Really? We're waiting for the day that someone (or a couple someones) downs every single car they're given for one reason or another, and eventually head out to answer calls on foot or by bus. It would be entertaining to say the least. In the meantime, we'll post decent photos of unsafe vehicles if you send them.
Labels: department issues