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MONDAY, JULY 1, 11:50 PM

DISPATCHER: 1343 coming in.

1343: Did someone call us a wagon?


1343: Ha-ha. Very much appreciate it. We need transport for an individual to the morgue.

DISPATCHER: As soon as the wagon comes out, we'll send 'em over.

1343: Ma'am, we need a medical examiner to come out here and pronounce.


UNIDENTIFIED CALLER: Pronounce it "dead."


DISPATCHER: 1021, we're gettin' shots fired and a disturbance, 1405 S. Drake. Shots fired--it says approximately 14 male blacks on the street with guns, nothing further. Wait, now they hear shots being fired, but they can't tell who's got the gun.

1021:Is that 14, or four teens?

DISPATCHER: 14, one-four. Hang on just a second. Now there's loud music, gamblin', narcotics, and guns, and just all in front there.

1021:They just want the police over there to show them the way, huh?

DISPATCHER: That's probably what it comes down to. Should we call for air strikes?


DISPATCHER: 1021, you're on your way to Drake, right?

1021: Yeah, we're right down the block. Why?

DISPATCHER: Well, obviously we're not there fast enough for whoever this person is who don't want to give their name, address, and phone number.

1021: Then they're pretty important.

DISPATCHER: Yeah, they're legends in their own mind....OK, I got a burglary in progress, units in ten and citywide, 4143 Cermak, burglary in progress. Somebody's climbin' up the side of a house, goin' into the second floor. It's a male black wearing a white T-shirt and white pants.

1013: Spiderman.

DISPATCHER: Yeah. You know, if I was a burglar, I'd dress in all white.



2523: This gentleman is denying that he ever called in that a man was shot.

DISPATCHER: Well, we have several calls--they're all on tape and they're all documented here. The ticket definitely says person shot. I don't think they can misunderstand that.

2523: OK.

DISPATCHER: Oh, he also told you to get on your job. That was another remark he made.

2523: What remark, squad?

DISPATCHER: He told you to get on your job.

2523: Yes?

DISPATCHER: He's also calling--he's gonna have a big phone bill--he's also calling in a vice complaint, a group of people selling drugs and being loud at 2417 on Tripp. This came in at--

2523: He's spending the night with us.

Dispatcher: Ten-four.

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