Chicago officers voice concern with Superintendent Brown after bloody start to new year

Compared to January 2021, murders have gone down, con 22 murders reported so far this year compared to 30 reported over the same time period last year. All other crimes — including sexual assault, aggravated battery, robo, burglary and motor vehicle theft — have increased compared to January 2021.

The murder rate so far this year has exceeded the murder rates recorded over the same time periods in 2020, 2019 y 2018, de acuerdo a Chicago crime statistics.

One of four police supervisors who spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times on the condition of anonymity said Brown’sstrategies and his efforts [y] the threatening of command staff shows a lack of leadership.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year. (Departamento de Policía de Chicago)

I can’t think of one member of the command staff that is willing to back him,” the officer said.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot tapped Brown to head the city’s police department in April 2020 — a difficult time to take over leadership amid Chicago’s first COVID-19 surge and just ahead of violent riots sparked by the May 2020 muerte de George Floyd.

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Similar to a number of major U.S. ciudades, including Philadelphia, Chicago’s crime rate has continued to increase since 2020. The police department recorded 797 homicidios by the end of 2021 - 25 more than the number of homicides recorded in 2020 y 299 more than in 2019. Había 3,561 shooting incidents in 2021, which is just over 300 more than were recorded in 2020 and a staggering 1,415 more than in 2019.

Also like other cities, the CPD is grappling with staffing shortages and low morale after two years of the pandemic and a national reevaluation of police departments, police tactics and police funding.

Police officers look on near Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home as people protest the shooting and killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by an officer Friday, abril 16, 2021, en Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Police officers look on near Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home as people protest the shooting and killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by an officer Friday, abril 16, 2021, en Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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