Tag Archive for Chicago Police Department

Guns, Birds, & Steel

[nggallery id=29] Just west of Torrence Avenue, 134th Street acts as a divide. To the south, the fringes of a junkyard gradually merge with warehouses and factories. Some of the street signs are hand-painted. There are cattails and prairie grasses…

Police Watch

95th and Dan Ryan is the end of the line. The farthest point south on the map of the ‘El,’ it is also where Michael Pleasance was killed in 2003. He was unarmed and standing in place when a police…

Cracking the Code

The show has left many wondering whether the Chicago Police are really the superheroes in the SUVs, and why they should be portrayed as such if they are not.

Raising the Bar: A look at CPD resource allocation

On Tuesday, January 8th, Debra DeYoung, Chicago Police Department Sergeant of Detectives, visited a writing class at the University of Chicago. Arriving late, all radio fuzz and trench coat, she apologized with the strenuous smile that a seasoned specialist in…