Glock is the current winner of this contest. Officers are limited to using the Glock at least until they complete probation.
Superintendent J-Fed wants everyone to use the same weapon and there are valid reasons to do that for a military infantry unit. However it’s not so necessary for street cops as long as the firearms are functional and safe.
Officers will be stuck using the crap 9MM round so we can count on hearing people complain and demand to know why the cops are firing so many rounds at suspects.
My only concern is every officer knows how to use their own gun and that of any partner they may have. Chicago cops must locate and purchase their own firearms using fund from their uniform allowance.
I’m surprised Daley did not allow the local reverends decide what the officers could carry. The problem is that both Alderman Ed Burke and Daley have taxpayer funded bodyguards they don’t want to see equipped with rubber guns.
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