By: Diane Benjamin
With the 2 recent firings from the Normal Police force, I wondered how many officers they have, I FOIA’d it.
That is a total of 75 officers. Problem: This list contains the officer fired June 15th, weeks before I filed the FOIA.
A source tells me 4 additional officers no longer work for Normal. A 5th is leaving. That means 69 officers.
I also FOIA’d a list of current job openings, Normal claimed a list doesn’t exist and they aren’t required to create it. They did send this message:
They are advertising now however:
Those are just two from the bills for Monday, there are others: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4034
I also wanted to know how the current number compares to 2017 – before the police were declared evil by people who want chaos. PDF pages 202-203 https://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/12750/Comprehensive-Annual-Financial-Report-17-FINAL-DOC
That looks like 13 fewer officers today than in 2017. How much overtime is being paid? Ever call 911 in Normal and no one responds?
I hear moral is in the basement. It would be nice if information released by FOIA could be depended on!