Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Headline You Will NEVER See

At least not in Cook County:
  • Aurora cop cleared; accuser charged
  • A 27-year-old Aurora man has been charged with felony counts of perjury and disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report accusing an officer of injuring the man during a search for narcotics, according to a release from Aurora police.
We know of at least one case where coppers (from 011 we think) who filed a civil suit against their accuser and won a civil judgment against the knucklehead. The judgment attached the settlement that the city had made and they did it on their own with ZERO support from the city. Does anyone know if they actually got their money?

Listen, the "sworn affidavit" is a wonderful thing for an intelligent investigator to use as a means to kill a certain percentage of BS beefs, but until the ASA's actually file perjury charges and jail a few people for this nonsense, it's all bark and no bite. Has anyone ever actually heard of an Cook County ASA going for charges like Kane County did?

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Bejeezus, I'm first. We should start going for felonies on Mickey the Mope here when he files charges against us. Oh wait, we wouldn't want to piss off the non tax paying voter now would we?

3/28/2006 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook County States Attorneys can't even apporve charges without getting their supervisor to hold their hand. They are useless, they would approve felony charges on a copper that does wrong without batting an eye, but if you have Joey Robbs A Lot for Armed Robbery or Burglary they want the victim to provide receipts for what was taken. They are a joke. I sometimes wonder what cracker jack box they got their law degrees from.

3/28/2006 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if there was unrefutable video tape evidence, and a church choir as witnesses, the State's Attorney's office and our department would never allow someone to be charged with perjury if they were found to be lying in a CR. And all the community "activists" would cry foul about how the poor lad/lass is being persecuted for standing up for their rights.

Civil court is the only place anything will ever be done, and only if the FOP, PB&PA, or the coppers themselves pursue damages. I'm not holding my breath on the State's Attorney.

3/28/2006 07:44:00 AM  
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3/28/2006 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger surlypenguin said...

I believe Aurora allows lateral transfers. Hmmmmm,,,,

3/28/2006 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A typical black riot is the only thing that will cure this city of the black ass kissing.

3/28/2006 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be better than deer hunting

3/28/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beefs, but until the ASA's actually file perjury charges and jail a few people for this nonsense, it's all bark and no bite. Has anyone ever actually heard of an Cook County ASA going for charges like Kane County did?

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Oh, SCC you so funny! CC ASA's job is to keep people OUT of jail, not PUT THEM IN!

hahahahaha

3/28/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would liek to openly encourage any individual that reads this blog on a regular basis, to investigate the law firms that pick up the cases that end in big dollar suits against the City.

$10M here, $17M there, $18M again. Daley fights his own city workers tooth and nail for a few thousands on a raise, and forces us to take an increase in the burden of health insurance, all because the budget is so strapped. The pensions are under funded. But yet, there is always enough laying around for 7-digit settlements for b.s.

Daley makes sure his city atty's don't even press for trials.

It is my gut that the plaintiff firms in these cases are dirty and are providing kick packs to Daley.

Daley, himself if he was not dirty, and the tax payers should have passed an ordinance to cap the amount of money awarded to people suing over the unfortunate results of lawful police action. It's our money after all. And we can pass any law we want.

There is just TOO much money flying out of Daley's wallet for him not to even blink. The least he could do is have is atty's fight it. Or, hold a press conference after each award and get all red faced and pissed off like he does for each "It is now winter time speach".

3/28/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, where is da money goin? City's got lawyers(?) why not make them earn their checks and fight every case! At least if they're substandard grade lawyers they will get practice.

3/28/2006 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While investigating a CR#, I attempted to have a complainant charged for filing a false allegation against an officer. Despite my best efforts with a "slam dunk" case, neither the states attorney's office nor the Department would allow me to arrest and charge the complainant. I was told in no uncertain terms that the ordinance was not meant to be enforced.

So, unfortunately, it ain't gonna happen. The only thing the sworn affidavit is good for is killing a CR# quickly, as if the complainant don't sign the investigation ceases.

3/28/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the camera in the squad really saved the day for that PO. And if that's the road we are headed down, I would like to think that ASA's couldn't just refuse to prosecute with such clear and convincing evidence.

But then again, it is cook county.

3/28/2006 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The case was about 2 cops sodomizing Duke in 011 with a nightstick. Duke sued for millions. The case was pure b.s. Typical of the city, they settled for $20,000. Paul Geiger is the attorney that represented te P/O's in a defimation case and froze up Duke's ( and better than Duke, Duke's attorney's ) from getting the 20 grand. I don't know if the P/O's got the money, but I give a lot of credit for Paul for initiating the defimation case.

3/28/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous abner louima said...

"Duke", no doubt, got his brainstorm from my sodomy by toilet plunger case by ex-NYPD MOS Justin Volpe in the bathroom of Brooklyn's 70th Pct.

Volpe got thirty years in.

3/28/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YET DUKE COMMITS SODOMY AND GETS PROBATION!

3/28/2006 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But let a copper even think of the N word without saying it and they will fire him/her in a heartbeat. Fuck this city! Any Chicago Cop that works now is a down right fool!

3/28/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The family of the next copper that dies or god forbid commits suicide should sue the city and the department for wrongfull death. See the article below.

Recent studies show a career in Law Enforcement reduces your life expectancy and causes significant medical problems in the future.

A change in lifestyle and reduced frequency of shifts is the only way to break the cycle and lead to a longer life expectancy and quality of life.

Chicago is the only Police Department in the nation to still work six days in a row, resulting in an average life span for its Officers of 60 years. In contrast Departments working 3 or 4 days in a row with 4 or 5 days off have an average life span of 80 years.

The Chicago FOP is in negotiations with the City of Chicago, in regards to changing the Police Departments work schedule, with a pilot program just completed in which Officers would work 4 or 5 days consecutively.

The City is claiming that in order to go forward with the new work schedule they would need to purchase more equipment and they do not have the money. Although a recent city council meeting just approved 500 million dollars for a new building claimed to be the tallest in the world.

Currently offered at the Chicago Police Academy, is an in service training class given by
Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D. a behavioral sciences and management consultant specializing in law enforcement issues, Dr Gilmartin offers compelling arguments indicating that the current six days worked in a row by Chicago Police Officers is literally killing the Officers and contributing to the high suicide rate of Officers.

Dr Gilmartin may be just the expert testimony the Chicago FOP needs to address the Arbitrator and the City regarding adopting a work schedule that will allow our Police Officers the longevity and quality of life enjoyed by the rest of the citizens of Chicago

3/28/2006 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About those frivolous lawsuits.

I have heard about the city not fighting all those frivolous lawsuits for almost thirty years and I have always wondered about something.

Why would somebody be a city attorney, it can’t pay very much. At least not the mega-bucks that a lawyer can make suing the city.

Now I don't know if this ever happened even once. The history of graft and corruption in this town suggests that some of those cases could be “sold.” It would make sense, the city pays off, the plaintiff’s lawyer gets his cut, and the city’s attorney, maybe he gets his cut too.

3/28/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Currently offered at the Chicago Police Academy, is an in service training class given by
Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D. a behavioral sciences and management consultant specializing in law enforcement issues, Dr Gilmartin offers compelling arguments indicating that the current six days worked in a row by Chicago Police Officers is literally killing the Officers and contributing to the high suicide rate of Officers.

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This is just what the City wants! Us to die early and not collect our pension.

3/28/2006 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I KNOW THE COPPERS IN 011 THEY DID NOT GET A DIME. THE OFFENDER RELOCATED TO WISCONSIN AND HAS A WAGE GARNISHMENT ORDER WHICH IS NULL AND VOID SINCE HE IS UNEMPLOYED.

3/28/2006 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is the money just sitting in the bank or what? I'm assuming if he ever tries to make a grab for it, the guys from 011 get it?

3/28/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gilmartin is soft; drinking, smoking, rotating watches, and obesity kills police officers. Ol'man worked thiry-six years, retired in 1993, did not indulge in the aforementioned vices, or bad habits, rotated on the westside the entire time, and is still pissing away my inheritance. Don't smoke, watch the booze, do chase young female PPO'S and live to be 100. I ain't gonna see a new Porsche Boxster anytime soon unless I use my own money. Life ain't fair...

3/29/2006 01:14:00 AM  

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