On October 3, 2015, the 022nd District along with The Branch Family Institute, Metropolitan Family Services, Universal Family Connection, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and A New Direction held a dog walk through the Morgan Park community, “Breaking the Leash”, in order to raise awareness on the issue of Domestic Violence.
On Friday, October 2, 2015, Family Rescue, a domestic violence agency that provides shelter, counseling, community outreach and court advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic violence, in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department’s 003rd and 4th Districts hosted the 14th Annual Domestic Violence March.
The event began and ended in the heart of the South Chicago community at Bessemer Park. Inside the field house representatives from Family Rescue, CPD Community Policing Officers, NOBLE, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Juan Diego Community Center, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office were among the community organizations that provided resources to the participants.
The march, led by members of the Chicago Police Department’s Mounted Unit, made its way through residential and commercial areas of South Chicago as marchers made their strong stance against domestic violence known.
The evening ended with a candlelight vigil led by Pastor Monte and a balloon release. The event is one of many planned in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
On October 2, 2015 at approximately 11:04 a.m, on the CTA Green Line Platform at 35th Street; an unknown male touched a female inappropriately and exposed himself.
On September 30, 2015, just before 3 p.m., Beats 1565B and 6227A responded to multiple calls of a person with a gun near Lotus & Adams in the 015th District. Responding Officers approached a subject matching the description of the offender and that subject attempted to flee on foot. The Officers recovered a loaded .380 Cal semi-automatic handgun with a defaced serial number from Devan Brown, a convicted felon with a previous weapons offense conviction.
This alert gives notice to the citizens of the 019th District of recent robberies that have occurred on September 23rd and 26th. In these incidents, the offender approached the victim on the street or in the alley while displaying a handgun.