Monday, November 13, 2006

Hiding Homicides In Chicago?

Crimefile News has learned that Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Pam Zekman of the CBS 2 Chicago’s investigative team at WBBM-TV is doing a story tonight at 10:00 pm based on a small sampling of cases ruled to be homicides by the Cook County Medical Examiner.

These same cases are kept on the books of the Chicago Police Department as “DEATH INVESTIGATIONS” instead of homicides reportable under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. This makes Chicago a much more safer city on paper than the truth would show.

I’m told this report will pull no punches and may expose an insidious practice of covering up murder cases. I suspect that after this report makes air it will become obvious that the City of Chicago has been spending money for campaign contributing city contractors instead of bringing the police department up to its needed number of officers.

It may well be time for some leaks of sensitive information in order to cure a serious problem that affects the safety of officers. I suspect follow up news stories will expose a much bigger problem.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the safety of the citizens too! If Chicago didn't violate their right to keep and bear arms, perhaps they wouldn't have to cover up the murder rate, and there wouldn't be such a compelling need for additional cops.

Anonymous said...

I just watched this on the news. The ME has different numbers then the CPD...