Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BILLS BILLS BILLS: Tunney To Seek Hearings On CPD Stats

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The Chicago City Council Meets today, giving us a good opportunity to recap a couple of recent issues:

- Following an extensive report in Chicago magazine about crime data manipulation within the city's police department and a city inspector general finding that the department significantly underreported assault cases, two resolutions have been introduced to require testimony on the issue from Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

As we reported earlier this month, one resolution has the signatures of six alderman and the other has sixteen signatures. 44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney was not signed on to either resolution as of May 1st.

That may be changing, according to Tunney aide Erin Duffy: "Alderman Tunney will formally ask to be added as a sponsor of the resolution at the time of the Committee hearing," she told us. "He has already reached out to Alderman [Scott] Waguespack and asked to be a co-sponsor."

Our 19th police district is prominently featured in the second installment of the Chicago report.

- The proposal to require businesses that unlock cell phones to provide the Chicago Police Department with phone identification numbers as well as the customers' IDs passed at April's City Council meeting. While the ordinance has already taken effect, the police department and city business affairs office have not figured out the logistics.


Calendar

The CAPS meeting for Wrigleyville & Boystown's police beats, 1923, 1924, and 1925, will be  on Wednesday, June 4, at 7PM inside the 19th district police station.

Beat 1933, the blue area on the map, will meet at 6:30PM on Tuesday, June 10th inside Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington.

Beats 1934 and 1935, which are green on the map, will meet at 7PM on Thursday, June 19th inside the Inn at Lincoln Park, 601 Diversey.
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