These arenāt exactly the armor vests used by the Chicago Police, but I had a hard time tracking down an authentic source.
About a year after I drew this, I saw a plainclothes ofļ¬cer wearing one on the El. Imagine these in black with no big āPOLICEā lettering and a space over the left breast for a badge. It was too late to change at that point, though.
Mikeās comment is a reference to the āSneak and Peekā searches authorized by legislation passed since 2001. I know I play a little fast and loose with the law in this story, but it frightens me that our government seems to be doing the same these days.