Chicago Police See Spike in Cop Killings, Assaults

Saturday, 04 Dec 2010 02:07 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent slaying of a Chicago Police officer underlines something police in the city have been saying for months: They're increasingly confronting people willing to attack them.

Officer Michael Flisk was the fifth Chicago officer killed in the line of duty this year — the most in the past quarter century. Also, the number of reports of battery on police officers has climbed significantly in the last decade.

Police and others say there may be a number of explanations for the increase in the number of batteries on police officers while the overall violent crime rate has fallen.

They say criminals don't respect police as they once did. And they worry that the fact that the department has shrunk by hundreds of officers in recent years has emboldened criminals.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Conservative Station Rejects Surrogate Mother Company for Job Fair

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 17:34 PM

A conservative radio station in Florida is banning a company that hires women to act as surrogate mothers from its upcom . . .

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Pens 'Call to All' on Nevada Ranch Standoff

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 12:52 PM

A week after a tense standoff between gun-toting states' rights advocates and federal Bureau of Land Management police,  . . .

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:26 AM

Rubin Hurricane Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved