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File #: 18-6453    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS AND COOK COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR PREPARATION AND HARD WORK KEEPING
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS AND COOK COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR PREPARATION AND HARD WORK KEEPING CHICAGOANS SAFE FOLLOWING THE JASON VAN DYKE VERDICT WHEREAS, the murder trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke took place over several weeks in the fall of 2018, and WHEREAS, the trial was one of the most-watched in recent history, and WHEREAS, leading up to the verdict, there were fears among Cook County residents that there could be violent reactions to the jury's decision, and WHEREAS, there was remarkable coordination between the Cook County Sheriff's Office, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments, the Illinois State Police, OEMC and Homeland Security, and WHEREAS, the first responders were on call for several days and had time off cancelled so they could be present to keep citizens safe,...
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS AND COOK COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR PREPARATION AND HARD WORK KEEPING CHICAGOANS SAFE FOLLOWING THE JASON VAN DYKE VERDICT

WHEREAS, the murder trial of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke took place over several weeks in the fall of 2018, and

WHEREAS, the trial was one of the most-watched in recent history, and

WHEREAS, leading up to the verdict, there were fears among Cook County residents that there could be violent reactions to the jury's decision, and

WHEREAS, there was remarkable coordination between the Cook County Sheriff's Office, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments, the Illinois State Police, OEMC and Homeland Security, and

WHEREAS, the first responders were on call for several days and had time off cancelled so they could be present to keep citizens safe, and

WHEREAS, during the trial, the Sheriff's office worked to keep the Leighton Criminal Courthouse functioning normally, even with one of the highest profile trials in recent memory going on, and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Police Department spread resources across the city to make sure all Chicagoans would be safe, including the individuals who rallied in the Loop and at the courthouse following the verdict, and

WHEREAS, the State Police stepped in to make sure the Sheriff's Office and Chicago Police had assistance if it was needed, and

WHEREAS, the members of the Chicago Fire Department prepared to be on call 24 hours a day in case they were needed, and

WHEREAS, the cooperation exhibited by each of these agencies should serve as a model for any serious incidents going forward, and

WHEREAS, this type of collaboration is a further example of ways law enforcement can rebuild the relationship and establish trust with the community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Preside...

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