CPD admits to police report error

By TONIA HILL
Staff Writer

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has admitted that their police report about a shooting on 52nd and Dorchester Avenue was incorrect and that University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) was right.

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, just after 2 p.m. two men who were riding in a Ford Taurus shot at three other people as they were walking in the area of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, according to both Police Departments.

No one was injured but a 42-year-old bystander returned to his vehicle that was parked on the block and police said he discovered a bullet hole in the hood and the roof of the car.

According to the University Police, UCPD officers pursued the suspects and an officer detained one of the suspects at 49th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. A witness identified a suspect and that suspect was arrested by the CPD.

However, the CPD said there were no arrests made during this incident.

Noting the discrepancy in the reports, the Herald reached out to UCPD and CPD three times and both departments stood behind the conflicting reports. The UCPD insisted that they apprehended a suspect and turned them over to the police. The CPD insisted that the UCPD did not turn anyone over to them.

After the Herald’s fourth attempt to get clarification, the CPD said they did arrest a suspect.

“The suspect driving the car was brought into the 2nd District and issued traffic citations but was not charged,” said Sergeant Rocco Alioto of CPD News Affair. “Detectives are still investigating the case.”

t.hill@hpherald.com