South Side Strangling Suspect in Custody
By JoshMogerman on May 29, 2010 9:00PM
Roseland neighborhood via Wikicommons
According to the Sun-Times, a break in the case occurred on May 22 when beat cops responded to a disturbance where a woman claimed she had been choked in Roseland. A DNA swab was taken which later connected the man to the murders after a tipster responded to recent police alerts.
If the arrest holds up, it will be a shot in the arm for CPD, which is undergoing a “comprehensive management review” of the force and operating 2,000 officers short of its full-authorized strength. It will also help to address questions about police investigations that followed similar outbreaks of stranglings on the South Side in recent years and bolsters the decision to strengthen the CAPS community policing program in the 2010 budget after debilitating cuts made in 2008.