Monday, November 21, 2005

Define the Acronym

Building on last week's success of "Define the CAPS acronym," we are going to try for another one.

How many ways can you break down "I.A.D." or "O.P.S."? Run with it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...



11/21/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im Always Discusted

Overeducated Pompus & Stupid

11/21/2005 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help but remember the days of Mitchell Ware, that goofy civilian they gave exempt rank, a gun and a uniform to police the police. His raiders promptly strip searched on duty cops in front of people leaving a Bulls game at the old Chicago Stadium. No, there was no contriband or evidence of a crime.

11/21/2005 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Im Always Discusted

Overeducated Pompus & Stupid


I'm guessing that overeducated is not a word used to describe you often. ( It's disGusted )

11/21/2005 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



11/21/2005 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ass sucking


11/21/2005 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ops are police haters....most people in iad are haters too, but if you look at all the sustained non-ops cases that come through...they are complaints of department members against other department members. "he called me an asshole for not letting him park downtown" or she told me to fuck off and i wear the chevrons" iad doesn't have to go out and look for stuff. it comes right to them...usually from other department members.

11/21/2005 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

intelligent and delightful HAHAHAHAHA

11/21/2005 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous ex-iad "jagoff" said...

11:26, I can only say that if you spent a few months in IAD and saw some of the things that your fellow officers are doing on and off duty ( mostly off )you'd start looking at them the same way you look at every shithead on the street. And that's just including the sustained cases!

If you saw the things I saw before I left there, you'd be afraid to work with ANYBODY out there. Alot of heinous stuff goes on at every level that most coppers don't know about. Too bad they don't release these cases for general knowledge. Many of you may even actually thank IAD if you saw some of that stuff. You just have no idea.

Just about every sergeant up there bent over backwards to help out guys who they knew made an honest mistake. But if you go up there and tell a lie that is easily debunked, or tell a different story than the guy you were with, how in the hell can anyone help you? I noticed that the FOP attorneys didn't even pay attention half the time! I'd have to stop typing and ask the attorney if they really wanted their client making that statement and they'd have to go back and reread everything before the guy hung himself. Even Joe Roddy himself has fallen asleep while I interviewed an officer! Stupidity at every level. But IAD is the bad guy...

But you are absolutely right in one respect: Many of the complaints come from the guy sitting next to you in roll call. Lots of "anonymous" letters and phonecalls come in complaining about other coppers. Some of it's pimpy, ( sgt so and so holds slips for some people and not others is a common one ) some of it deserves full blown FBI investigation. Bottom line is, someone is making those complaints.

11/21/2005 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well thats because I havent slept. again the yuppy always can spell but cant do Police work. Go take yr liberal arts and shove it.

11/21/2005 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




11/21/2005 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have expected this thread to have taken off by now.

Not necessarily on the topic it was supposed to be, but at least with someone crying about something.

11/21/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have a lot more faith and confidence in IAD if their investigations didn't get derailled on a regular basis by somebody's clout making a phone call for them or somebody cutting corners because they're too lazy to conduct a proper investigation. Also, in more than 20 years as a supervisor, I've read hundreds of CR's and its clear that much of the time, these stories are made up out of whole cloth, and the investigator never made any effort whatsoever to substantiate a complainant's story before sustaining a complant. Most of these "investigations" are nothing more than he say/she say and who do you want to believe or not believe. IAD needs a good overhaul. But then again the fact that they are so inept saves most P.O.'s - so do we really want them to be much more efficient.

11/21/2005 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like this thread (which is going off on a tangent:


Paraded in

Guess that one is a little negative sounding, but what the hell, it fits.

11/21/2005 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is off topic....but seen two today driving home from work and it really annoys me.....Why in the F*&K would coppers drive around with a police hatband around thier rearview mirror..I hate to admit it I am still proud to be the police but why advertise it, be happy with a FOP medallion. I see ballcaps, stickers all kinds of shit. Does everyone else think this is dumb too? We need to bust these guys out, tell them how stupid it looks. OK, that was my rant for the day...Be safe

11/21/2005 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'd have a lot more faith and confidence in IAD if their investigations didn't get derailled on a regular basis by somebody's clout making a phone call for them..."

If you think that making a phonecall derails an investigation that is already in progress, you are dead wrong. The evidence is either there to prove it, or it's not, and I don't know any person who would risk their own job and freedom to whitewash something on a cloutcall.

Clout may come into play before the actual investigation begins, or possibly after it leaves IAD and gets a final recommendation from Legal Affairs/Superintendent's Office, but it has never come into play during the actual investigation.

11/21/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agree about the hatband thing! I see cars in my neighborhood that are practically decorated from front to back with police identifiers...DUH!

Not only that, but half of those cars are performing the most horrendous driving imaginable. I guess they feel that with enough police shit on the car they are less likely to get stopped while driving 60 down a side street or driving through red there some kind of magic, accident avoidance powers in thsoe FOP medallions that I never knew about?

11/21/2005 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck TRU. All those non-policing pussies are headed to IAD. Their only happy when they're looking down on everyone.

HA! HA! I was first in this thread.

11/21/2005 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree and they make us look bad. Almost EVERYTIME I see somebody driving like a goof, when they pass me by, theres the FOP medallion on the back of the car.

11/21/2005 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you start to pull over those vehicles with the police hatband draped over the rear view mirror, I think that you will learn that most of the people are not the police, but a relitive of a copper who gave it to him or her to shut them up, or a "person of interest" from the city's streets & sanitation department. As for the FOP logo mediallian, you can buy one over the internet. Personally, if a vehicle has an IPA decal or a current St. Jude sticker in the windshield, that car can be parked in the middle of the street for all I care.

11/21/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous almost 29 and a day said...

One time many years ago ( like 1979) I stopped a black caddy with a checkered hatband in the window

The guy was not the police even thougfh he tried to tell me that he was, and carrying a fully loaded S&W model 59 and to fully loaded magazines in a shoulder holster

11/21/2005 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous almost 29 and a day said...

and another thing
I keep my FOP stickers on a clear piece of plastic under my sun visor for use when needed

When its time to identify myself i know how to do it

i dont need to tell the whole world where I work

11/21/2005 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like everyone in my neighborhood is the Police, or is somehow related. So what if you have FOP stuff on your car. Then again if I lived on the southside, mere blocks from the unfriendlies maybe I would think differently.

11/21/2005 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the "off-topic" post, but rumors are swirling again about when the new Sgts class will begin. I originally heard the 30th of January, now some are saying as early as 26 Dec (to get some federal money before the end of the year?) Anybody have any worthwhile info?

11/21/2005 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more about the hatband issue. However, sometimes I don't pull these people over because i've dealt with some attitude-heavy off duties and would rather not waste my time. The last three times I recall pulling someone over with a hat band was a non-liscensed driver whose girlfriends uncle was a sergant. (it was a gold hat band) One wasn't even a hat band but a dog collar that looked like a hat band who had no police connection. The third was the wife of a p.o. Who do you think got the tickets???

11/21/2005 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happen to us. When I came on the job twenty four years ago it was we always took care of our own. You always new the guy's on your watch had your back. Even the guy's who lost the drive to do aggessive police work would ride on a call for an assist without being assigned. You would extended yourself to the family members of our own. Look at us now, bad mouthing every other officer, other units and departments. Dispatchers having to search for assist units. Officers going out of the way to stick-it to other officers or their families. If we can't rely on each other who do we rely on ?

11/21/2005 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think IAD and OPS serve valuable functions. There is no doubt that there are many complete strokes on this job that have done criminal acts and should be caught from within. I would have a lot more respect for them (IAD, OPS) if they actually did an investigation. I have reviewed files and found cases that should have been unfounded were merely nonsustained (big difference), likewise, cases that with a little more of an investigation could easily have been exonerated or sustained. I also would have more faith in them if they actually sustained some of the cases against the real nut balls that are a disgrace to the department and thus lead them into a fast track ticket to civilian-ity. Instead, they languish in the dead zone for YEARS until a jail sentence is imminent. Sorry in advance fora any spelling or grammatical errors.

11/21/2005 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/21/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I also would have more faith in them if they actually sustained some of the cases against the real nut balls that are a disgrace to the department and thus lead them into a fast track ticket to civilian-ity."

A-ha...but there is the rub! Who's definiton of "nut ball" are they supposed to use? I've seen some absolute psychopaths on this job, but if you ask certain people, those same psychopaths are legendary "real police' who should be looked up to and emulated.

Hell, how many of you guys would hand out auotgraphed photos of yourself in dress uniform with a cigar in your mouth and a dog at your feet? Some think that particular guy was a "nut bag", yet someone made him the Chief of Patrol once upon a time!!!

Ask some of the older guys from 014, or 025 about the infamous "Dr. Z". His name is spoken as if he were God by some. Others think he should have been committed many years ago!

Perception is a powerful thing...

11/21/2005 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can agree with 7:18's post 110%, WTF??? I know out of the 9,500 sworn, there is at least 13,500 diffrent personailities (OK, I just figured out the paycheck scandal!), and I know we cant all agree on diffrent toppics. but it HAS gotten to the point where we cant even back each other up... How sad!

11/21/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 guy said...

10:06 pm

Okay. I give up. Who is "Dr. Z"?

11/21/2005 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/21/2005 03:09:16 PM

DUDE your a fuckin idiot
some one from TRU must have stole your old lady

11/22/2005 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"but it has never come into play during the actual investigation.
11/21/2005 03:00:28 PM"

Hey, 03:00:28, don't talk in absolutes. I would bet that there is at least one investigation that someone got to someone during the investigation.

11/22/2005 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



11/22/2005 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


tru dat

11/22/2005 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone notify Norridge police to be on the lookout for DUI's on 01 DEC. IAD's party is at Victoria's on Irving in Norridge that night! See how those fuckers like there 30 days!

11/22/2005 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those wild and crazy IAD party animals??? Particularly, the "Confidential Investigations Unit"--the KGB wing of the CPD.


11/22/2005 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe instead of sticking it to another blue shirt, travis can get one from IAD as soon as they cross the border into chicago on their way home...

11/23/2005 02:04:00 AM  

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