Saturday, September 10, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
At a monthly breakfast hosted by the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) in Forest Park on Saturday, Maywood Police Chief Vladimir Talley said that the village went without a single shooting over the Labor Day weekend — the first time that’s happened in 10 years, he said.
Talley said the sharp reduction in shootings last weekend was consistent with a downward trend in overall crime in Maywood. He said year-to-date, there’s been an 11 percent reduction in overall crime.
“In August, there was one homicide,” Talley said. “It was gang-related, but solved.”
So far this year, the chief noted, there have been four homicides in the village, one of which, he said, is likely to be classified as justifiable. Last year, there were 13 homicides in Maywood, Talley said.
“[If we keep pace], this year will see a very significant difference [in the rate of homicides],” Talley said, before touting numerous youth-related programs throughout the village.
On Sept. 10, he said, the department acquired a bus from the Cook County Sheriff’s office, but it wasn’t to transport prisoners, the chief noted. The officers were taking about 60 kids to the Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field. VFP