* Chicago Sun-Times…
[Chicago police officers] arrested a total of 84,717 people in 2018 compared with 82,663 in 2017, a 2 percent increase, according to the Chicago Police Department. […]
So far this year, felony arrests have continued to rise, according to the police. There were 47,467 arrests through Sunday compared with 43,831 over the same period of 2018, an 8 percent rise.
Still, in 2009, there were 181,254 arrests. The police department’s arrest totals had steadily decreased year after year until 2018.
Martin Preib, second vice-president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said, “A central factor in the decline of arrests is the false vilification of the police by the activist media.”
Um, what? Is this an admission by the union of a police slowdown?