Schak, who worked as a Chicago Police Department homicide detective and achieved the rank of sergeant, also worked in private investigations before founding NLU’s Criminal Justice program.
As part of an investigative report on a possible criminal breach of the Sawyer water filtration plant on Chicago’s South Side, Edwards asked Schak to assess the threat. During the incident, a man with a criminal record and a Pakistani passport was found inside a secure area of the water filtration plant. Last year, the man had been charged in Palatine for carrying an axe in his waistband and a gym bag containing duct tape, an expandable baton and other items.
“I hope (this case) doesn’t fall through the cracks, because it could indicate someone that’s looking, casing, trying to find something that’s vulnerable,” Schak said on the broadcast.