If not, how can it be improved?

Criminal Justice Reform
Gerald Scott McCarthy IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

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Marcellus H. Moore, Jr. IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

I’ve personally had a response time of over 30 minutes for an argument in a neighbor’s home that had escalated to a point I felt the need to call the police…this is completely unacceptable. When the officers arrived, they explained that they had a shooting call they had to deal with. Certainly, at that moment and in hindsight the shooting seemed to have priority, but what this tells me is that either a.) there were not enough patrolling police to cover both incidents at once (which is problematic as I’m sure my example isn’t the first, nor last time two (2) incidents will occur at the same time; or b.) the system doesn’t allow overlapping coverage from nearby precincts (which would also be problematic). I would want to investigate the processes of how calls are addressed, understand the problem further and work to improve it based on those results.

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