The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists finds it utterly unacceptable that any police agency would knowingly allow their officers to report to work with any level of alcohol in their system.
Tuesday, February 19
By Rita Kreslin ~ In response to NBC-TV news story “Many Suburban Cops Allowed to Work Half Drunk” which aired on local news February 14, 2013. The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) finds it utterly unacceptable that any police agency would knowingly allow their officers to report to work with any level of alcohol in their system. We feel that departments that have a written clause in their union contracts that have an allowable illegal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.08 with any blood alcohol content and permit officers to report for duty should rethink their policy. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) legal limits do not define a level below which it is safe to operate a vehicle or engage in…
"There's concern throughout the suburbs - whether it's norther, western or southern - that something could expand out of Chicago." - Police chief on Nato 2012 in Chicago. The summit begins this weekend, May 20 - 21.
North suburban police departments, including are training to back up Chicago police for the NATO summit May 20-21 – and to handle any incidents that spill out beyond the city limits. Since the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert for potential terrorismon the May 1, the anniversary of the bin Laden killing. Regarding the NATO summit, “There’s concern throughout the suburbs – whether it’s northern, western or southern – that something could expand out of Chicago,” said Morton Grove Police Chief Mark Erickson. “For the most part, it’s just a concern. There’s not a whole lot we can say about it, other than this event is coming to Chicago. It will probably stay in Chicago. But the north, south and west suburbs are kind of in a pre-…