- Chicago Police officers made dramatically fewer arrests in 2015 than they did in the previous year, according to figures just released by the department.
Total arrests were down 12 percent, but the drop off was even greater for most major crimes, including murder, robbery, burglary and sexual assault.
The Fraternal Order of Police said morale could be a significant factor.
The year-to-year numbers are a better indicator of a broader trend, but this year will be very closely watched. After all, McCompost was bragging about how "crime was down" so it might logically follow that arrests were down, too. But if crime is up and arrests are down - that'll be the proof that Rahm fears. Fetality.
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