Police can't find Chicago cop's killer despite $130,000 reward

Are cash incentives enough to break the so-called 'code of silence' that leaves so many murders unsolved?


By Maudlyne Ihejirika
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — With the reward for information leading to the killer of Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey this past weekend reaching $130,950, the question arises whether cash incentives are enough to break the so-called code of silence that leaves so many murders unsolved in the inner city.

They do sometimes, according to groups like Crime Stoppers and the Rev. Michael Pfleger's St. Sabina Church, which last year glommed on to the tool as one more salvo in its anti-violence campaign.

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