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File #: 14-5318    Version: 1 Name: Resolution honoring Milton Garza and Homero Gutierrez
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/9/2014 In control: Garcia
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MILTON GARZA AND HOMERO GUTI?RREZ FOR THEIR COURAGEOUS ACTIONS THAT LED TO THE ARREST OF AN ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT PREDATOR WHEREAS, the McKinley Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods experienced several attempted sexual assaults in the area during Summer 2014; and WHEREAS, on July 31, 2014, a woman, who was leaving the 35th and Archer Orange Line stop in the McKinley Park neighborhood, was knocked down to the ground by an alleged predator; and WHEREAS, a sexual assault crime was prevented by two concerned citizens who chased off the attacker; and WHEREAS, a week later, on the morning of August 8, 2014, Milton Garza, 17, and Homero Guti?rrez, 21, lifelong residents of Brighton Park, heard the yells of Milton Garza's sister, Zulma Garza, outside of Burroughs Elementary School and rushed to her aid; and WHEREAS, the suspect, who had been following Zulma Garza and is also believed to have attempted the assault on July 31st, quickly fled and ...
Sponsors: JESÚS G. GARCÍA
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING MILTON GARZA AND HOMERO GUTI?RREZ FOR THEIR COURAGEOUS ACTIONS THAT LED TO THE ARREST OF AN ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT PREDATOR

WHEREAS, the McKinley Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods experienced several attempted sexual assaults in the area during Summer 2014; and

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2014, a woman, who was leaving the 35th and Archer Orange Line stop in the McKinley Park neighborhood, was knocked down to the ground by an alleged predator; and

WHEREAS, a sexual assault crime was prevented by two concerned citizens who chased off the attacker; and

WHEREAS, a week later, on the morning of August 8, 2014, Milton Garza, 17, and Homero Guti?rrez, 21, lifelong residents of Brighton Park, heard the yells of Milton Garza's sister, Zulma Garza, outside of Burroughs Elementary School and rushed to her aid; and

WHEREAS, the suspect, who had been following Zulma Garza and is also believed to have attempted the assault on July 31st, quickly fled and was pursued by Milton Garza and Homero Guti?rrez, who promptly alerted the Chicago Police Department; and

WHEREAS, Milton Garza and Homero Guti?rrez spotted the individual almost two blocks away as he knocked down another woman and attempted to assault her sexually; and

WHEREAS, Milton Garza and Homero Guti?rrez chased off the suspect once again and gave a precise description of the alleged attacker to the authorities; and

WHEREAS, Milton Garza's and Homero Guti?rrez's courageous actions led to the arrest and identification of the alleged predator later that day and possibly prevented future sexual assaults in the McKinley Park, Brighton Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby thank Milton Garza and Homero Guti?rrez for their persistence and courageous actions that led to arrest of a suspected sexual assault predator and thereby making their community a safer place.

BE IT FURTHER...

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