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Shorthanded Chicago PD Ignores Half Of 911 Calls

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At a glance

  • High-priority 911 calls refer to imminent threat to life or bodily injury
  • Chicago PD received 788,000 of those calls in 2021 but responded to less than half of them
  • That’s a sharp rise from 2019, pre-George Floyd and the ‘Defund the Police’ movement, when police didn’t respond to 19% of emergency calls

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