Chicago PD changes policy in responding to minor crimes
Last Updated: 108 days ago
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department will no longer dispatch officers for minor crimes, such as burglaries and car thefts, if the offender is no longer at the scene and there is no immediate danger.
Instead, a report will be taken by phone.
The department says it hopes the change will free up about 44 officers each day to respond to more serious crimes.
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