14 yr old fills in for short-staffed Chicago PD

About a month ago in the news was a report that a 14 yr old impersonated a police officer and walked the beat and did a full duty shift as a Chicago police officer.  At the time details were slim and they essentially said he wasn’t involved in any actions.

Well, apparently that was not the case. This video has more info:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6688621

Here’s the thing, I remember reading that the kid wants to be a cop. Chicago has the worst crime stats in the nation. They need all the help they can get. So no wonder the officers let him work as one of them. *lol* From what it sounds like, he did a pretty darn good job too.

Apparently he spent the last month in detention and is now free on bail with a locator bracelet awaiting trial.  Frankly, I think the judge should drop all charges and mandate 400 hours of community service volunteering with the Chicago PD educational and informational services that go into schools and what not.

I mean, let’s be honest, if this kid’s dream is to be a police officer. And he’s watching the crime sky rocket in the city he loves. It’s understandable that he had a hard time sitting back and doing nothing. And instead decided to start making a difference serving and protecting his community.

😉

PS – Are any of us surprised at what happens or comes out of Chicago these days?

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Published in: on March 4, 2009 at 8:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Unbelievable. Only in Chicago.


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