Of course, all of this helps explain why the district was unable to assign radio calls due to a shortage of officers. This morning's Radio Assignment Pending (RAP) status took effect sometime before 2:30AM and it continued until 5:51AM as officers tried to deal with
2:25AM: Huge fight at Clark and Eddy in Wrigleyville. Six units respond as the fight pushes northbound on Clark.
2:26AM: An off-duty police officer working security on Halsted Street calls for help with a person they've detained at 801 W. Roscoe, outside of Roscoe's Tavern. The combative offender is charged with a weapons violation as detailed in CPD case #HW442488.
2:38AM: Officers report a large fight on the corner of Clark and Sheffield. A woman is injured and seeks help at the nearby Taco Bell.
3:05AM: An officer reports making a battery arrest at 3500 N. Clark along the Wrigleyville bar strip.
3:11AM: A battery in progress is reported at 3407 N. Clark at Roscoe Street.
3:20AM: Officers assigned to a foot post at Belmont and Sheffield ask for a car to help them. Fights are breaking out in different places and the foot officers can't get to them all.
4:03AM: People fighting in the street at 739 W. Belmont.