But if the pressure from the feds is off, it is not off from the people of Chicago.
Here’s a statistic for you: The rate of suicide among CPD officers is 60 percent higher than among officers at other departments across the country.
There’s a good argument that the essence of effective police work is the quality of police contacts, not the quantity.
Here’s the live feed of the Department of Justice press conference on the Chicago Police.
What’s clear is that nothing is working, at least not yet. One person is shot in Chicago every two hours. Two or more people are killed every day.
We’re days short of 18 months with no budget to help Illinois’ one-million-plus needy, including ex-cons.