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Record #: R2014-532   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Gratitude extended to Police Officer Sandra R. Stoppa for heroic efforts
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2014-532.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
July 30, 2014









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Police Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,

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adopted by The Qltlj QoUVlCll
of the Qity of Qkicago, Illinois


JULY 30, 2014


VVWCTfiWS * °n tne n'9nt of APril 18' 2014' Chicago police officers in the Department's Vice Division were assigned to investigate reports of human trafficking and prostitution along Cicero Avenue on the City's West side; and

WHEREAS, Officer Sandra R. Stoppa (Star #11939), who had become aware of a man holding himself out as a pimp for young girls, went undercover to gather intelligence about the girls the suspect was controlling; and

WHEREAS, In order to gain the suspect's trust, although aware of the potential danger, Police Officer Stoppa met him, alone, in an area known to be a haven for crime; and

WHEREAS, Unbeknownst to Officer Stoppa, a second man was nearby, accompanied by a woman he intended to force to work as a prostitute. The second man approached Officer Stoppa and demanded that she leave the street corner; and

WHEREAS, Before she could respond, the man viciously attacked Officer Stoppa. Fighting back courageously, Officer Stoppa was able to signal fellow officers and ward off her much larger attacker; and

WHEREAS, In the brief time it took for backup to arrive, Police Officer Stoppa suffered a serious concussion, frontal lobe damage, a blood clot on the brain, and a broken nose. The extent of her injuries required Officer Stoppa to remain in the hospital for treatment of memory loss and severe headaches; and

WHEREAS, As a result of Police Officer Stoppa's actions, her assailant, who was on parole for his second violent robbery conviction, was arrested and charged with a parole violation and aggravated battery o...

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