CONFLICTED: Superintendent Says Parks Are Protected; Sergeant Says Don’t Send Cops Alone

What’s down there? Crime. And manpower. (Image: Peter V. Bella)

The morning after a recent riot at Montrose Beach, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters, “Montrose and the rest of the parks around the city are receiving significant attention and will continue to do so.”

You won’t be surprised to hear us say that McCarthy was lying.

19th district officers were called to Montrose Beach around 1:15PM yesterday after a man was beaten up by a group of offenders near the soccer fields. Police radio:

Sergeant: “Is Park District security around?”
Dispatcher: “Every time we call, it goes to voicemail. I’ve never talked to a human person.”

Another sign of McCarthy’s BS: 19th district dispatchers were instructed this morning not to sent police units to the Montrose lakefront alone.

As usual, when you want to know what’s really going on, listen to the people on the front lines.

Yesterday’s victim was treated at Weiss hospital. The incident is recorded as a battery in CPD case HX361202.

Helmont Burns On

Raw data released by the city now confirms two more robberies along the 800 to 1000 blocks of Belmont, which has racked up untold numbers of muggings since mid-June.

The latest cases to be confirmed by the city are a strong arm robbery at 2AM on Friday, July 18 and another strong arm robbery outside of 1000 Liquors, 1000 W Belmont, at 3:22AM on July 5.

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