It Just Never Ends
As a Chicago Police deputy superintendent, James Whigham battled the problem of people misusing police identification. Later, he came under investigation for contributing to the problem as U.S. marshal in Chicago, the Sun-Times has learned.
In 2001, when he was the marshal, Whigham passed out a special deputy marshal badge and a U.S. Marshals Service raid jacket to a bar buddy who wore the jacket while bouncing a check at a florist. Whigham's gifts put him under federal scrutiny for violating U.S. Marshals Service rules. He was not charged.
Gee, Townsend and Beavers. Who'd have thunk it? The most amusing part of the entire article seems to be that they call Townsend the "No. 2 police official in Chicago." Everyone who counts knows Townsend ran this department for years for a number of figurehead superintendents. Now we find out he was accepting bullshit "special deputy" badges from his former minions? It's amazing the Feds haven't indicted half the brass for all the favors and other crap that goes on.