Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Here Come the Lawsuits

Channel 5 and Channel 7 report that the families of the two dead gang members who drew guns on an off duty Chicago police officer have filed suit against the City for information regarding the shooting.

Please. Continue. We'd like some information ourselves. Please answer the following questions:
  • Where did your husband/boyfriend/father of your baby get two handguns, especially considering their criminal records?
  • Where were these weapons stored and for whom? Were they accessible to your children? Does DCFS know about this?
  • What's with the Fire Fighter plates on the vehicle? Yes, we know they weren't firefighters and yes, we know the plates can be purchased by anyone, but why did they have them? Were they looking for a free pass when they committed traffic violations? Drug running? Drive by shootings?
Anyone else have info they'd like to get from this attorney before the City makes them an offer to settle a completely justifiable shooting?

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to sue the city. Seems so easy these days.

btw: #1 uno

4/11/2006 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be the perfect cause for reward limits on lawsuits filed against the lawful actions of a Law Enforcement Officer. FOP please, for our sake and the sake of the tax paying citizens of Chicago, start working on this.

Furthermore, some one out there start digging into this "attorney" for the gang banger family: Gregory Kulis. Talk about b.s. lawsuits!

4/11/2006 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the website for the atty that is trying to sue an off-duty PO that defended his life.



Gregory Kulis Law Office

4/11/2006 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gregory E. Kulis & Associates, Ltd.
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2140
Chicago, IL 60602-2604
telephone: (312) 580-1830

What else is in 30 N. Lasalle??

Isn't there City of Chicago offices there?

4/11/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attorney Profiles
Gregory E. Kulis
Chicago, Illinois
Managing Partner


Areas of Practice
Civil Rights/Police Misconduct
Commercial/Business - Contracts
Unique Litigation - Unusual Referral Cases

Education
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1981
J.D.

[hmmmm, when did Daley go to DePaul Law???]

Past Employment Positions
Glen Seiden & Associates, Associate, 1987 - 1990

City of Chicago, Asst. Corp. Counsel, 1981 - 1987

[oh!]

4/11/2006 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember.....what's good for the goose,,,,is good for the gander

4/11/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

G KULIS has a posting in the Austin Newspaper targeting "police misconduct". A true piece of shit!

4/11/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the mis-fortune of being sued for an unlawful arrest by a guy in a domestic when habing a signed complaint byu the victim.

First off all why this lawsuit was ever taken in the first place is beyond me.

The bedst thing of it all was when I went down to talk to my lawyer from the city who covers PO's in these type of suits he stated it would never go to trial and would be settled. Both my partner and I pleaded to take it to trial but it never went and was settled.

Now I am not a lawyer and maybe my lawyer was not telling me something but this is was it know. Of course his office is at 30 n lasalle and the lawyer suing my partner and me was none other than Kulis. My lawyer even stated to me that Kulis has yet to take a case to trial. He knowly files a lawsuit no matter what it is and will then sit back and go back and forth with your lawyer until a plea is reached. My lawyer stated he does this becuase formerly working for the corp counsel he knows the policies of the city in regards to settlements.

4/11/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you wrote the arrest and case report like you spelled in your posting. Maybe that is why the City settled.

They knew they had two stupid cops who couldn't spell and couldn't put in writing the justification for their arrest.

Go back to flipping burgers! Because you'll never be out of patrol or uniform you idiot!

4/11/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to the thread:
Great questions SCC, I bet we could come up with more if we could focus our minds on that instead of other posts grammatical and/or spelling errors!

4/11/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd rather work with a guy who makes a couple of errors on a report...i would never work with a coward.....

4/11/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather work with neither. A couple of errors are one thing, but some of this stuff is an embarrassment.

4/11/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the copper can sue the City after having two guns pulled on him!

4/11/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I can sue SCC for the headache I got trying to read the domestic lawsuit post.

4/11/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question for anybody who can answer. Every time the City wants to settle a lawsuit, usually a smaller one, over the objections of the officers involved, they claim it is to save the cost of the trail. What cost is there? Aren't the lawyers salaried and being paid by the City whether or not they're in court?

4/11/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dis bees sum buwl shet. i wants ta get PAID!

4/11/2006 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen up Perry Mason. These federal court juries consist of white suburban matrons whose only contact with the police is when they get a traffic ticket for stupidity, or from watching Serpico. They have been brainwashed by the popular media into believing that we all theives who plant narcotics on duke.

There only contact with reality is when they park their cars dangerously close to CHA building when visiting our cities sports arenas. They're gullible and filled with white guilt. They'll hand over every cent we have to the mutts. The Corp. Counsels have experience in this and settle for token amounts to save the city and YOU.

4/11/2006 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deposition costs about $1K per witness. There are other costs too, but I really don't remember what they are. There are not enough attorney's working at Corp. Counsel to take every case to trial. The large dollar cases get farmed out, but they would still have to handle the nonsense ones. A lot more attorneys would have to be hired to fight them all. I've been involved in 3 lawsuits where I was the investigating detective in a police shooting. In 2 of them I wanted to strangle the copper he was so surly and belligerent during the civil legal process. I was sued a 4th time by a P.O. who was arrested by district personnel for armed robbery. Its a long story, but basically the robbery involved hookers that were inside his residence. After doing everything we could to kill the case and get him released without charges, our reward was being sued. He knows who he is and I hope he reads this. I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire. A word of advice to all of you; nothing good happens when you bring street whores back to your house.

4/11/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pieces of worthless dung can sue the city for anything. Yet a Chicago Police Officer hurt in the line of duty cant???

4/11/2006 02:46:00 PM  
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4/11/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

I don't anticipate anything more than getting paid money to go away. There is no case here. Two felons in possession of firearms out at 2:30 AM looking for trouble won't get squat!


I've gotten some nasty e-mails from their friends for the factual article I wrote on my blog.

The good news is that these offenders are STILL DEAD!

To every officer on the department, learn from this and follow your training! Practice!

As for the involved victim/officer this too shall pass. Your rangemasters are proud! Be safe!

4/11/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KULIS's specialty is "nuisance law-suits against the city. He worked for Chicago's Corp. Counsl. and knows the "game". I was sued by a dog who retained him. Asking alot!!!!
Corp. Counsl. settled about 1 week before a Federal Trial in front of judge @$#$#$$, who hates Chicago Police.
At my deposition I had to reveal my assets. I was wearing a shirt with a sailboat on it. KULIS continued to prod me to see if I owned a boat. Never did. That was for possible punitive damages.
Never happened.
What a mooran

4/11/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Het 2:45, maybe if you had done your job when the District guys had the balls to lock up that stupid copper with the whores FOR ARMED ROBBERY, he'd be in jail instead of sueing your stupid ass!! And now back on the job too??

4/11/2006 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys..i have been sued about 6-times..each time they setteled the case out of court..but not out of my pocket....that is why i pay taxes..to help pay the law suit i just beat...so fuck them,,,pay up..i still get a check and dont give a fuck about the mules out there...sorry guys.that is the way i feel....

4/11/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 2:45, maybe if you had done your job when the District guys had the balls to lock up that stupid copper with the whores FOR ARMED ROBBERY, he'd be in jail instead of sueing your stupid ass!! And now back on the job too??

4/11/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join me in my traffic room, key of "O" CL7 this month. Got a guy comming in with FF plates on his nitro corvette. Wrote him for 70 mph in a 30. I asked the goof who in his family was the FF. "NOBODY he says. I guzs itts otta respect". What a crock of shit.
to be continued...

4/11/2006 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2006 05:25:31 PM

Because he didn't rob them you stupid twit. At worst it was theft of services. He was an asshole to everyone involved, but that doesn't mean he should be sent to the penitentiary. And in case you didn't know, unless the States Attorney places a bar to prosecution, the Watch Commander is free to charge him with a misdemeanor or call the ADS for a felony override. You don't have to like someone to do the right thing. We are all on this job together and assholes like you with petty remarks is what makes it so hard. And if he got pinched tomorrow in the exact same circumstances I'd do the same thing all over again. Why? Because it was the right thing to do. But if you haven't figured that out by now, you never will. Too bad for you.

4/12/2006 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-duty carry causes all kinds of trouble on the streets.

4/14/2006 07:11:00 PM  

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