Monday, July 9, 2012

Chicago police train hundreds of cops to patrol on bikes

Chicago police Lt. Richard Plotke steered the bicycle around an obstacle course of eight cones designed to give him an idea of how it will be to maneuver around pedestrians and through narrow gangways.

"I've been riding obviously my whole life, but this is tough. This is very tough training," Plotke said, his voice slightly muffled as he spoke through a gas mask he donned as part of the training. "You've got to know how to ride. You've got to have balance."

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