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Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a 30-year veteran, had been promoted less than two weeks ago. He was found dead at the department’s Homan Square facility on the city’s West Side.
“I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said from police headquarters Tuesday afternoon. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career.”
Boyd, 57, was promoted to deputy chief of criminal networks, which focuses on gang and drug investigations, the Chicago Tribune reported. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Boyd’s body was taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in a long procession.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed her condolences via Twitter.
We are truly at a loss of words by the death of Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd, who passed away last night.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 28, 2020
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ALCOHOL CURFEW: Chicago Mayor Imposes Curfew for Liquor Stores After Spike in Violence
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is imposing a liquor store curfew across her city Thursday evening after late-night violence distracted police officers during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“After Tuesday night’s violence that left seven people dead and 14 injured, and the inability for some to follow the stay at home order, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has placed a 9:00 p.m. liquor purchasing curfew starting Thursday,” reports CBS Chicago.
“Effective April 9, we are placing a 9:00 pm curfew on liquor sales in Chicago. A liquor curfew will remain in place during Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order,” Lightfoot said.
“These actions place additional and unnecessary burden on our hospitals and ICU units. Violence of any kind is never acceptable but the fact that this is especially urgent now as our ability to protect all Chicagoans is being stretched to the breaking point. We cannot allow that to happen and we will not allow that to happen,” Lightfoot added.
Read the full report at CBS Chicago.
ANTI-ICE: Backlash Builds After Children ‘SMASH’ Piñata Dressed as ICE Agent at Chicago Block Party
A community block party in Chicago is under fire after footage emerged of children attacking a piñata shaped as a federal ICE agent; sparking widespread complaints from members of the law enforcement community.
“The event was organized by a chamber of commerce comprised of over 25 East Side businesses. A representative said they never would have imaged their event would cause commotion,” reports CBS Chicago. “But one the people behind the group that brought the piñata said they were banking on making a statement during East Side Community Day in Chicago.”
“Some parents were holding their kids to hit the piñata,” said Anthony Martinez of local activist group Los Brown Berets. “We’re just making a statement… Taking children from their parents, separating them.”
Chicago’s progressive Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed this week that her city will not comply with any future immigration raids; blocking ICE agents from accessing the police department’s vast databases.
“Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart,” said Lightfoot at a press conference Wednesday.
“The Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE. That means that they will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We’ve also cut off access from ICE to any CPD databases and that will remain permanent,” she added.
CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS ON PROTECTING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: The Mayor joins Chicago business leaders to discuss support and protection of immigrant communities. Watch and share: https://t.co/maUfV9Z5qu
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 10, 2019
Lightfoot joins fellow Democrats in their latest attempt to block the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration across the country.
Read the full report at CBS Chicago.