Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Questions for the crowd & an open thread

Someone answer in the comments please. We saw a Personnel Order come out this week and it had the assignments for the 12 promoted Captains on page 2. On page 1, however, there are two names that weren't part of the class, but were being assigned captains rank and assignments. We THOUGHT that we had seen one of those names on a retirement list a short time ago. Anyone have any info? Have they been hiring back retired bosses and making them Captains? What gives?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were incumbent Captains who transferred to new assignments prior to the assignments of the newly promoted Captains.

8/09/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An issue I would like to bring up is our boss’s. That's right Captains and Lieutenants. Everyday in roll-call they always threaten us about something…. Do this or do that, no compensatory time, no excuse to miss court, etc. I’m sure you know what I mean. How about this, how many times do we hear our watch commander come up on the radio and say that he/she is touring the DOC and they need an event number. WELL we all know that the watch commander is sitting in the office stuffing his face with some free food left over from a caps meeting and thinking of other ways to screw officers personal lives. I don’t know how many times we have been talked to about false police reports but im sure calling for an event number from your office chair and saying that your touring the DOC is a false police report. Im sure Phill or Dana’s head would spin if they knew that was going on. Steve Colorius would have a heart attack….. Especially because it was his experts (2 -3 yr veterans) are the ones that pick the DOC every week.

8/10/2005 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Garda said...

The first page contained two names of sucessful bidders for new districts. They had to open up the districts to the previously made guys before assigning the new captains. I also heard the retirement rumor, but was told after the papers were submitted they were pulled back. I was told that any member can unretire in the first year after retirement papers submitted? I'm not sure will call pension board in am.

8/10/2005 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to my scanner last night around midnite and would like to send out some kudos to police in 004, 006, canine guy, dispatchers on zones 8 and 9, and yes, even two units in 022.

From what I could gather.....five mutts in a pick-up rammed a squad at 87th and Dorchester and sped off westbond at speeds up to 80 mph. with units from 006 and 004 in pursuit. They were lost briefly but officer found vehicle, empty at 87th and Wood st. That's about four miles away.

After a few footchases, called out by dispaytchers, and the help of the midnight canine officer it sounded like four were arrested in separate locations near 87th and Damen.

I think it was taken in a vehicular hijacking. Maybe Garda or another detective can fill us in. Oh yea, officers from 022 took the west end of Dan Ryan Woods.

Here's a point though...the mutts were not arrested for awhile. It would been perfect for a helicopter. A sergeant from 004 called for the Fire Department helicopter because he thought it had infrared. When CFD said it only had a spotlight it was called off.

Just a positive note here about some good policework. Hope no one was injured.

8/10/2005 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He for you people that have scanners keep it to 016 if you want to fall asleep. Even though crime is running wild in 016 scared police in district doing nothing. Give it a try for yourself.....

8/10/2005 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous idon'tcare said...


The hardworking guys in A/2 gun unit just got dumped.


Because the FBI wants to interview them.

About what?


Who dumped them?

The same guy that put Flagg into the gun unit. He made it clear that Flagg was "his guy" and to "take care of him". Why isn't he getting dumped? He puts a guy that's under investigation by the FBI into a sensitive unit and gives him all the freedom he needs to to do his ripoffs.

Flagg embarasses the CPD and puts a cloud over all the good work the gun unit did but nothing happens to the boss that put him in there in the first place. He just dumps all the workers.

8/10/2005 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I said the same thingwhen Flagg was indicted. How come the boss who brought him their was not dumped or brought in for questioning.

Kind of like the boss who "meritoriously" promoted a guy to sergeant shortly after the guy did 30 days for stealing money in court. He daily signed in on cases he had nothing to do with and then checked the money box. This was beofre the record #.

8/10/2005 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/2 gun unit dumped??

Is this true, i worked with a couple of the guys on that team, and they were go getters.

If they got dumped because of the Flagg bs, that is horrible!!

Just another boss that does not want to take the blame for his stupidity!!

8/10/2005 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

The incident on 87th St last night happened exactly as the previous poster said. An enormous amount of police showed up and helped round up 5 out of 6 offenders on this carload of mutts. They did at least three carjackings in the last week, robbed an old man at 87th and Stony Island earlier in the night, and when boxed in at 87th and Dorchester by 004th Dist incident Sgt and two of his guys, they tried to run them over when they got out of the car. All of the officers hustled fantastically last night, 006, 004, 022, 008, CSX RR Police, and canine from CSX and Chicago. Evergreen Park also provided perimteter support to box them in. I tip my hat to all....

8/10/2005 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the a/2 rumor is true. the sgt of this team had to eat flagg against his wishes cuz flagg was tight with shields. when flagg was caught, shields' response to the sgt was "sorry". that'll carry a lot of weight! now the sgt & 3 po's are dumped. not the whole team??!! i guess if you don't talk to the feds & refer them to your attorney, this ball-less department won't go to bat for you! shield is another reason area 2 blllloooows!! another reason to protect your own interests & don't go "above & beyond"....the department doesn't give a shit about you!!!

8/10/2005 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous idon't care said...

I didn't say it was a rumor. Spoke to one of the 4 personally. Because of Flagg and Shields putting him in there, these guys might be hung out to dry. The feds talked to someone else on the team and guess what-he's now stripped. Shields is the one that should be looked at. Now these guys have to get attorneys and see the feds-nothing good can come of that.

8/10/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger formerhousemouse said...


I hate to admit that I read the New York Times, but I at least skim it. Registration Req'd, but... http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/11/nyregion/11salary.html?adxnnl=1&oref=login&adxnnlx=1123726446-zNVBLF65AIqjuI3cTkE1bA

Bottom line: New York City just reduced starting salaries from 34,500 to 25,100 following an arbitrators decision. This after raising 22000 frontline members salaries by an average of more than 10%.

8/10/2005 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking the exact same thing..... Shields should be in violation of department rules by associating with an active felon and fired. They had to be buddy buddy if he was putting flag in all these clout heavy positions.

8/11/2005 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields and cynthia white should be fired...they are idiots

8/11/2005 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger 1096 said...

Shields did a buddy a favor(flagg)and it didnt work out he got indicted.so this ruined a few good cops carrers that doesnt make shields a bad guy does it

8/14/2005 08:20:00 PM  

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