Chicago Police Go on Record Warrant Blitz
(Chicago Tribune) — Traveling one behind the other on a gray early morning through the Far South Side, three unmarked squad cars pulled up quietly in front of a two-story apartment house — one of dozens of similar stops Chicago police Sgt. Sam Dickerson and his team of eight officers made last week. This time Dickerson and the other plainclothes cops, all from the gang-enforcement unit, were looking for a 21-year-old man wanted on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge from October 2010. When he answered the officers’ knocks on his front door, he was almost immediately placed in plastic flex-cuffs, and the team waited for a squadrol to take him to a nearby station. Although “warrant missions” are routine, this man was one of several hundred people targeted last week in a three-day roundup of fugitives never conducted on such a large scale by Chicago police, officials said.