With the phoney "screw-driver" incident, on top of the SOS scandal, the chub is in the water and the Media Sharks are in a feeding frenzy for anyone, or anything, associated with the Chicago Police Dept. This morning on WIND I heard Alderman Joe Moore decrying the behavior of the officers accused of the "screw-driver" incident. The incident that was unfounded by IAD/OPS, and should have been dismissed by the courts as just anotherl lying, indolent loser who wants a pay-day by the City.
Here's Ald. Moore's email address. Drop him a line and tell him that he should review the facts before passing judgement in the media about police "misconduct."
The being said, there is more blood in the water today: Our Top DUI Cop in 025 gets his hand-slapped for some "procedural" mistakes on his DUI arrests.
And a Big Thanks goes out to our beloved States Attorneys who chose to testify against this officer in open court. Out of the kindness of their hearts, they went out of their way to say that he didn't read them the Warning to Motorist, and ~ gasp and horror!~ didn't spend the required 20 minutes of observation time. Outrageous! You mean while the arrestee sat in the interview room, quais-comatose and urinating in his pants due to inordinately high levels of alcohol in his blood-stream, Officer Haleas didn't stand there and stare at him for the required 20 minutes?
Get a clue, you morons. I would strongly suggest that ASAs no longer be given permission to do "ride-alongs" with CPD Officers. If they're going to nit-pick our actions and ignore common sense then they don't deserve to be around us in a working district.
The public should know that the Courts is the place where the biggest disconnect lies. The ASAs routinely deny felony upgrade - even when it is an Agg Batt to PO and, as this case shows, don't have any problem throwing a working police officer under the proverbial bus.