Illinois Sheriffs Refuse Chicago’s Request for Aid

Lori Lightfoot at MacLean Center / Photo by the MacLean Center via Wikimedia Commons

Two more Illinois sheriff’s departments have refused to provide assistance to the city of Chicago, as the city faces the potential of a police shortage due to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate.

James Mendrick, the sheriff of DuPage County, Illinois, as well as Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird, have both rejected the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System’s request for suburban police departments to help the city of Chicago respond to emergencies.

“It’s like a preplanned police shortage,” DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, whose department is already dealing with a 12-man shortage, told the Daily Herald. “The lack of logic is the thing that astounds me.”

Mendrick said that the usual calls for assistance involve SWAT teams, but could also include patrols, K-9 units, drones, or other assistance. He illustrated his point with an anecdote about the Chicago Bears football team being suspended, and another team playing in their place.

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