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28 Dec 2021

Earlier this afternoon, Superintendent David O. Brown met with City Council members representing the 16th Police District. Within the past few days, there has been considerable misinformation regarding staffing in the 16th District and in districts citywide.  Through discussion Superintendent, Brown shared with the Council members the facts about the Department’s staffing levels, plans, and deployment strategies based on staffing models developed by CPD. This was a productive discussion and we will continue to work alongside City Council members across the city. 

  

Police departments across the nation are seeing increased retirements. While we are not immune at CPD, we are actively recruiting and hiring new police officers. We also recently created a unit dedicated to recruitment and retention to lead this effort. As we ramp up our recruitment efforts, we continue to focus on resource allocation to safeguard Chicago, which is and will always be our top priority.

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25 Dec 2021

24 Dec 21 - Preliminary Statement on Police-Involved Shooting in the 1300 block of W
CHICAGO – On Friday, December 24, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m., 12th District (Near West) tactical officers were on patrol in the 1300 block of W. Hastings when they observed two male subjects brandishing handguns.  As officers approached the male subjects, one of the subjects fired at the officers. The officers returned fire, striking the offender.  The offender was transported to an area hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.  The second offender fled on foot and was placed into custody by responding officers. There were no officers struck by gunfire. However, the officers were transported to an area hospital for observation. Two weapons were recovered on scene.

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