Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Do You Know Who I Am?

The comments sections are buzzing about the incident in 019 this weekend. Seems the son of a high ranking exempt was arrested with a pistol. We've read the comments and this much seems certain:
  • An unregistered pistol was inventoried and an RD# generated
  • CR's were issued
  • A car found with an illegal weapon in it was returned improperly (has the media been contacted?)
Everything else is unsubstantiated at this time. This isn't to say it shouldn't be talked about - talk! Post! Let's get some facts out there. Crap like this only serves to further undermine morale and confidence in the Department (of course, morale is already in the shitter and we aren't sure if we ever had confidence in our "leaders" anyway.) We also heard that every exempt in the city has been ordered to address roll calls in regard to the incident in 015 during which racial slurs allegedly were exchanged and we had some blue-on-blue violence.

Does anyone else think that these two incidents might be connected in some distant way? Bosses (and their families) who act like this commander is alleged to act contribute nothing to the confidence of the organization and in fact, harm and degrade the organization as a whole. If racial invective was exchanged in the 015, doesn't that harm the Department, obstruct the mission and destroy the "team" concept that any large, diverse organization needs to succeed in it's mission?

Discipline in both these incidents should be fairly meted out as soon as investigations are complete. But it probably won't be. Officers and Sergeants in the 015 incident will take time, MASSIVE amounts of time. 30 days and more we think. Everyone else will suffer, too, as we see an upswing in Cultural Sensitivity training and Biased Based Policing videos. The 019 incident will be harder to call. What should happen is massive suspension time for any Sworn members who attempted to interfere with lawful actions of the 019 District and demotion for any exempt that behaved inappropriately to their station (including any ADS that tried to steer other Sworn Officers from exercising their contractual and legal rights).

The trouble is everyone knows that there are two sets of rules on this job, maybe even three: One for blues; One for white shirts; One for politically connected individuals - look at the Department about to hire back the former ADS/Lieutenant who was repeatedly accused of stalking, telephone harassment, and (on this site) selling bad corn from his elote cart. And even a demotion still means you're a Lieutenant of Police earning something like $100,000 a year - not really much punishment for the amount of damage you did to the Department.

100 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This commander matthews. Is his first name john and did he ever work in 018 as a Sergeant?

8/15/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many times has this gangbanging son of a supervisor been rescued in the past?

why was his fathers response to save his son by attacking police rather than give his son a size 12 in the backside?

why was the father not locked up on the spot as you or i would be?

how long will it take to sweep this all under the rug and what choice assignments will those who choose to back down get?

just wondering.

8/15/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to yhe rumor S.O.S. will be disbanded?

8/15/2006 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

You want to talk about damage from with in a Dept.

I was on the City Dept of Revenew site last night. Now keep in mind the the Dept of Revenew is used to collect all sorts of revenew for the city. This includes tickets, towing and fines. They aslo collect all other unpaid or delinquent monies owed the City.

There is a banner on the site where the mayor is boasting about his new progarm to hire convicted criminal offenders to do the collections in an effort to give them a second chance.

Now in order to do collections they will have access to the accounts of every one who lives in the city, including all city employees. Your accout includes information like youe address, phone number, birth date and yes your social security number.

Does any one else see a ploblem with this new progam??? What the hell is Richie thinking???

Richie if you want to give them a second chance, send them out into the neighbor hoods and pay them to clean the place up and cut down some of these weeds. MORON!

8/15/2006 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bust this high-ranking exempt down to P.O. and put him on the watch with the same guys he tried to screw over.
He is lucky if he doesn't get fired. Look what just happened to that dic in Harvey.

I challenge you, media, to report on this.

8/15/2006 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a bosses kid was arrested with a gun in 025 recently-that too was swept under the rug. putting good officers in the trick bag

8/15/2006 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is normal to care about your son-however a good parent's first reaction would be to get angry at your son, not the police. It's no wonder the kid grew up to be a gang banger with a family like that.

8/15/2006 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOTS FIRED IN 016 BY POLICE LAST NIGHT...ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO....WE HEAR IT WAS A SEARCH WARRANT BY ANOTHER DISTRICT...JUST CURIOUS...THANKS FOR ANY INFO.!!

8/15/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do know, not speculation, the commander went hands on with a po and he wasn't locked up for battery. The car issue is a fact direct order from the ADS to return the keys to the watch commander.

8/15/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

This is so ridiculous it must be true. How someone can get to exempt rank and be this incredibly dumb is almost funny. If nothing else he is making $130,000 (?) to act in a professional manner. A phone call to find out what happened would have been ok "boss." Charging in to the station WestSide family style is worthy of getting demoted. (and "PO" son from 002 Suspended). Getting CR #'s on the arresting officers? You've got to be fucking kidding. Is this guy isn't out of a job by Monday I'll lose whatever faith I had left in this Dept. ADS day is just too stupid to be held accountable.

8/15/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wrong on so many levels. If the department doesn't act to protect the working police from racist bosses, how can it expect it's own members to act in a non-racist way. Not firing this retard sends a bad signal to us.

8/15/2006 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just checked Suntimes.com. no word of Cmdr Matttews' actions.

8/15/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear "wet behind the ears" this job is no longer "TEAM". it is you and your partner doing as little as possible and not getting involved with all the nonsense, such as this site. Go put gel in your hair, wear leather gloves, don a pierced ear, armband tattoos, talk alot of garbage. The young officers (college educated) have ruined the job more than racial barriers ever have. Lots of college "no common sense". Im glad I only have a few years to go. Lock up all the bosses a coppers kids.....you all forgot professional courtesy. Pathetic !

8/15/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the media should know about this incident. hopefully they find out and bring admonishment to the dept. who in turn will come down on this commander and his actions. this is absurd. does this commander think he is above the law? it is a fact that his car was not impounded! we know were the car is at and we should send over a tow report immediately and pick the car up! technically it is city property! and whose gun was that? word is that it was the commanders gun. a demotion is not far fetched rather the minimum that should happen to this commander for his actions. what right does he have to put his hands on any P.O. especially when his gangbanger son was in the wrong!

8/15/2006 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea, make sure the media finds out how an exempt member-leader of men and women-tried to use his position to get his kid out of trouble. How he used his position to illegally obtain his vehicle which was to be impounded. How he used his position to bully lesser rank officers in to doing his bidding. I believe that that is a rule violation. Something like "Bringing discredit upon the Department". This piece of shit should not only be demoted, but get thirty-pending for his behavior. He is supposed to be an example of what to act like, not the other way around.

8/15/2006 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

NOTE TO OUR READERS!

Do not post CB#'s here. First of all, if the Department brass asks Data Systems to see who's been pulling certain CB#s, your PC# is among those that pulled it. And if you aren't one of the arresting officers, desk seergeants, watch commanders or police agents at IAD investigating the entire incident, you are going to be in a world of shit. Investigations like these take on lives of their own and sweep a lot of people along in their wakes. EVERY SINGLE RULE VIOLATION uncovered during the investigation is likely to result in someone getting reprimanded or worse - from missing info on the reports to bad photos in the lockup to "i's" and "t's" not being dotted and crossed.

And if you are using someone else's PC#, you are bringing a world of hurt down on another cop. Please don't be stupid.

8/15/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get these bosses. Why do they insist on showing their true colors. Why would you go into a station like gangbusters (or gang members if you prefer) and attempt to bully the officers who arrested your kid. You know he/she is a piece of shit. Do it the Chicago way. Go in and talk with the officers. Let them know the little fuckhead is a piece of shit. Mak sure they know how sorry you are for your loins actions. Ask them for some help if it could be taken care of. Promise them a spot if they want it and deliver. You have enough clout to make Deputy or Commander from Sgt. in two years, you can get a few coppers some spots (that aren't used by your girlfriends.) Why can't they think like good little political haks and attempt to bribe their way out. Most coppers, depending on the situation, if asked in a nice way by a good boss would help to take care of fucked up situations. I just don't get why you wouldn't be nice and ask for a favor instead of trying to buly your way through shit like this. I actually thinnk if your kid is a shithead you have to cut the strings and let him/her fail before they can straighten out their lives, but I still have common sense (no gold star!)

8/15/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CR Investigation 101:

On-duty incident: Get CR Number

Off-Duty incident: Generate case report/arrest

8/15/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with all of the screwing up/negative press we've been doing/getting lately, isn't it time for the fireman to take their turn in the barrel?

It always seems like it goes back and forth between us and them for a little while.

Speaking of fireman, did you catch the sarcasm in the San Francisco union heads speech in regards to "fireman sitting in their firehouse all day?"

8/15/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Im glad I only have a few years to go. Lock up all the bosses a coppers kids.....you all forgot professional courtesy. Pathetic !


Where do you draw the line? Copper's kid fondles a young girl, sweep it under the rug? Two brothers strong arm a 68 year old woman? Under an ounce of rock???
Yes, you can take care of things in certain ways, but it's all on the individual who brings it upon themselves. In your eyes, I guess giving the gun back, and forgetting about the whole incident would have been the best option. It'll be sad to see you go.

Signed, a high school graduate.

8/15/2006 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't the media caught hold of this. Shouldn't there be some sort of massive parade through the streets to city hall protesting this? Tit for tat.

8/15/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we have another box on the arrest report that deals with an arrestee's vehicle, something like this: vehicle subject to impoundment per city ordinance, but released because arrestee cited connection to/is related to ________ (fill in the blank, i.e., Commander so and so, Sgt. so and so, etc.)

8/15/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the same thing happen to ADS Velez when he tried to help out his gang banger son in 023. Now he WAS demoted to Field Lt and then retired in disgrace. Lets see if Phat Phil has the same balls to do it to a M/1 Commander. (Friend of Dana V.)

8/15/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADS Sandra D should also be demoted. If she is on-duty then she is acting as the Superintendent (in absentia). Are the direct orders she gave the officers to return the keys (in violation of existing department orders and against the philosophy of the department) what Phil whould have done IF HE WERE THERE? If the answer is NO, then she is not accurately representing the Supt. as she is suppose to in his absence. DEMOTE HER TOO!!

8/15/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like this boss is a prick,
manhandling other officers that way.
Can you imagine being raised by such a control freak. No wonder his son grew up to be a punk. Probably feels more in a family
with his banger buddies than he does at home.
TO 1052 1113
Since when do we look at bosses to set examples for us!?! Fu*k that. Last I checked I was a grown up when they hired me. I haven't met a boss yet that could " set an example " for me. It's obvious that his kid is fu*ked up, why would you expect him to show you something different? I work with tons of racist both black and white. SO WHAT! Doesn't change MY beliefs. You act in a non racist way because that is the way you were raised not because some boss set the example for you. We are all out of grammer school now.
In the end nothing will happen to him, worse crimes have been committed by bosses, and nothing happens to them. Remember that.

8/15/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES THE COMMANDERS FIRST NAME IS JOHN. AND THE BUZZ IS THAT THE COMMANDER OF 019 HAD A MEETING WITH THE ARRESTING OFFICERS AND HE WAS VERY PLEASED THE WAY THINGS WERE HANDLED BY HIS OFFICERS. THE PROFESSIONALISM AS WELL AS THE RESTRAINT FOR THE COMMANDER AS HE CAME BARGING IN THE DISTRICT MAKING THREATS WAS NOT OVERLOOKED. AS OFFICERS WERE WORKING ON THEIR CONVOLUTED PAPER WORK THEY HAD DEAL WITH THE PRESSURES OF SCREAMING BY AN EXCEMPT RANK OFFICERS AND HIS THREATS.

8/15/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 09:59 Take a look at the Sts and San. Yards employees and see who the alderpeoples are recommending for hiring. They can tip off the gangbangers on any type of police city service requests that might effect them. You can believe that lots of property is being bought up at low prices(to rent out to Section 8 recipients) Too bad for the real citizens that might have worked 30 or 40 years, paid taxes, finally paid their mortgages off and now don't feel safe sitting on their front porches!! Thank the alderpeoples and the mayor for it, by voting them out.

8/15/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

11:06-The "Courtesy" stops when you storm the 019 District with your whole family pushing people around. It's a two way street. What's wrong with Matthews is what's plaguing many high-crime black neighborhoods in the city-instead of being a man and taking responsibility, or at least holding his son accountable, he gets CR#'s and blames the police. There are plenty of great black bosses on this job, Matthews and "ADS" Day are not two of them. I'm all for courtesy, but when Matthews did what he did he sealed his and his son's own fate.

8/15/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the 005 Distict Commander Matthews? What is the FULL story of what happened?

8/15/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You for got to mention the seperate set of rules for Frican Amercans. They can spew what ever racist remarks they want against anyone, even at roll call and nothing is done. They can violate anything they want and play the race card and get away with it. the ycan even advocate the killing of groups- Jews- and get away with it. You or I would be fired.

Secondly, why, if it is true that the kid and/or his father put their hands on POs, are they not in the hospital and the CO father charged with obstructing.

If some one with any testicular fortitude would have colocked the CO, maybe the exempts would think twice about being so touchy feely.

8/15/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can someone give us the story of what supposedly happened. most of us are in the dark here.

8/15/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOTS FIRED IN 016 BY POLICE LAST NIGHT...ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO....WE HEAR IT WAS A SEARCH WARRANT BY ANOTHER DISTRICT...JUST CURIOUS...THANKS FOR ANY INFO.!!

Shot a dog only, no coppers hurt. Warrant by 017

8/15/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was a lad, and living on the far northside, I came close to being arrested for drinking in McKinley Park at about 0300 hrs one summer night. I was 19 years old, drinking beer was legal then and I knew everything.
I wasnt drunk but my friends and I were a little loud.

I also knew that if I told my father Id been arrested for acting the fool, a cell in the 009 dist would be safer than anywhere close enough for him to get his hands on me

The responding Officer whos name I will never forget gaciously allowed me to return from whence I came, which I did and in a hurry.

This type of parenting is why I was able to be a success at life, winning the police game, and making it safely to the retirement board.

Not to pat my old man on the back, but Im patting my old man on the back.

And by the way its Dept of RevenUE
otherwise its a well written and informative article

8/15/2006 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way, using your postion for personal gain such as the conduct alleged here, is grounds for a charge of Official Misconduct.

A criminal conviction of official misconduct means bye bye pension

8/15/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Doubter said...

Problem is, there's lots of heat and smoke here, but no facts. What SHOULD happen depends on what DID happen.

8/15/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can take em out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of em. Someone drop a dime to the media. That is the only way that this will be handled correctly. Plus I just want to see PHIL bulging from both sides of his podium trying to explain why the vehicle was given back. I have been informed before that we don't have any discretion in this matter so please explain why the car wasn't impounded PHIL.

8/15/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE STORY IS QUITE CLEAR GO TO THE CHANGES SECTION AND YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT IT. BOTTOM LINE GANGBANGER SON OF COMMANDER IN FIVE IS INVOLVED IN A GANG CONFRONTATION BY HAMLIN PARK ON SUNDAY...HE GOES AND GETS A REVOLVER SUPPOSEDLY BELONGING TO HIS DAD THE COMMANDER OF 5 HE THEN CHASES THE GANGBANGERS IN HIS DADS SUV FORD EXPLORER. AS AO'S STOPPED HIM. HE BEGAN TO FIGHT WITH THE P.OS. WHILE HE HAS THE GUN IN HIS POSSESSION. HE GETS OC SPRAYED....OLD MAN COMMANDER MATHEWS BARGES INTO THE 019 DISTRICT WITH NO ID GUN SHOWING AND BEGINS TO PHYSICALLY PUSH P.O.S AROUNd. CAR IS NOT IMPOUNDED COURTESY STREET DEPUTY.THATS THE SHORT VERSION.

8/15/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABOUT THE 019 DISTRICT INCIDENT WHY WASNT THE COMMANDERS CAR IMPOUNDED? ISNT THAT GENERAL ORDERS? WHY DID THEY STORM IN THE 019 DISTRICT WITH GUNS SHOWING, AND NO ID'S. HITIRIS SHOWED GREAT RESTRAINT BY NOT BLOWING ONE OF THEIR HEADS OFF. LETS THINK ABOUT THIS ONE. DOES THIS COMMANDER THINK THAT THESE COPPERS WOULD ACTUALLY PLANT A GUN ON HIS KID? I MEAN COMON! HE SHOULD BE LUCKY HIS KID WASNT SHOT. FROM WHAT I HEAR. HIS SON COULD OF BEEN KILLED BY THE PO'S MAKING THE ARREST. IT BRINGS ME BACK TO MY GRADESCHOOL DAYS. WHEN MY PARENTS WENT TO MY PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES. IF THE TEACHER WOULD COMPLAIN ABOUT ME MY PARENTS WOULDNT TAKE MY SIDE. THEY WOULD SMACK ME UPSIDE THE HEAD. WHAT THIS COMMANDER SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS THANK THE OFFICERS FOR NOT KILLING HIM OR FOR PREVENTING A HOMICIDE THAT WOULD HAVE SENT HIS GOLDEN CHILD TO THE PENN FOR 30 YEARS....THEN HE SHOULD HAVE DROPPED THE HAMMER ON HIS SON AND GAVE HIM A GOOD WOOPING LIKE HE DESERVES BUT HE OBVIOUSLY DIDNT RAISE HIM THE RIGHT WAY TO BEGIN WITH SO I GUESS THAT WOULD BE ASKING TO MUCH OR THAT WOULD BE THE COMMON SENSE THING TO DO. BUT I GUESS COMMON SENSE ISNT SO COMMON AROUND THE POLICE DEPT.

8/15/2006 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADS Day use to make her former driver, "Ceil", eatch her kids and take them to school. All in violation of the G.O.'s amd it was actually criminal also since she was being paid by the department while performing these duties. Why do you think this former driver bidded to go back to a district, instead of being ADS Day's personal assistant?

8/15/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

90 PERCENT or BETTER of these exempts NEVER once kicked in a door of a bad guy, never lumped up a police fighter and mosty hardly ever made arrests.

They are the elite friend's of the powerful who have no idea what police work truly is but sure as hell know what free meals and perks are.

I always said, "Don't bring a gold badge to a gun fight!" You would be better off with a KNIFE! Because you will be stabbed in the back!

8/15/2006 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOTHING ever good comes after the words, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"

As my Father use to say, "If you have to tell somebody who you are, they usually don't care!"

8/15/2006 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the arresting, assisting, and witness officers involved must take this matter to the States Attorney and Media. It's called Obstructing Justice and Official Misconduct. Ask Joe, er, I mean Jose VELEZ!

8/15/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the kid with the gun was white his father would have gotten a courtesy call first, that's a fact !

8/15/2006 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

on a completely diffrent note :

notice on the latest tranfer order 33 more bodies leaving patrol no replacements. is the blue line starting to look real thin ? this isnt includung those detailed out for years on end.

8/15/2006 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ THE ARREST REPORT, ITA A MASTERPIECE.

8/15/2006 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Cmdr. involved is the same former Sgt John Matthews from 018 and then Personnel Division.

Only know for sure of CR obtained on the 005 Cmdr for pushing desk sgt and cussing out whole desk crew as "racist" for doing their job, that is, arresting a four corner hustler (DC's son) and processing same according to law.

ADS was Sandra Day

8/15/2006 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

felony charges were approved in this matter. The p/o's did an excellent job. And, I might add, the on duty w/c was not one of the run of the mill "no balls" bosses that are typically found in 019.

8/15/2006 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

The boss from 005 arrived in 019 after being called and told that his kid was being locked up there.
It's being said that when the boss requested to see his kid, he was told by a desk Sgt. that he would not be able to. The boss did so anyway, and it's alleged that the boss made "physical contact" with
several officers as he went to check on his kid, who had apparently taken some kind of a tune up during/after arrest (NOT CLEAR ON HOW THAT HAPPENED). Heated words were exchanged.
The kid was taken to a hospital and treated, and charged with his UUW. The car was released to the boss as a courtesy (and we've ALL done this for other coppers).
No threats of bodily harm were made. No one ever suggested that charges be dropped, or that anyone be released. No one seemed to know at the time all this went down as to WHO tuned up the kid, or WHY. I think 019 could have handled this a little better. Maybe the W/C could have stepped out and spoken to the boss, instead of a DESK SGT? Maybe the kid could have been taken to a hospital first, and then brought over to 019, since they knew whose kid they had? A little coutesy and respect goes a long way. The boss was understandably upset about the condition of the kid, and things were said in the heat of the moment, things everybody involved probably wish they could take back. But the truth is, black bosses are rarely treated with the same respect as their white brethren once they are on the north side of Chicago. It ain't pretty, but it's true.

8/15/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:31
THAT WAS OUR LOVELY ADS LOPEZ WHO MADE A UUW, FROM A 14TH DIST. LAPA SGT'S SON, GO AWAY!!!

8/15/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers in SOS stripped today

8/15/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0220

Thank you ! I know your telling the truth about the "cop's cop".

8/15/2006 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professional Courtesy 101: required course basket weaving 100.

CO of 005 calls CO 0f 019. CO 0f 019 goes to his district, investigates, asks for favors politely and takes care of all involved. The blue wall goes up and our filthy dirty laundry stays in the hamper where it belongs.

If the arresting POs are hard headed or their egos are larger than their single digit IQs, than he calls the CO of 005 and explains.

The case is taken care of in court (if you have the clout to become a CO, you can get to a judge or ASA). And the single digit IQ POs, well they will eventually transfer to someplace else.

Most of us who have been around for awhile are able to check our monumental egos after the incident has quieted down. This job is all about favors- not just clout. The favor done today is paid back in the future. That is courtesy and it is professional. It is not necessarily right or wrong.

Oh yeah, and I would bet that all those screaming for a rope and a tree here would be the same ones who would barge into a WC's office screaming WTF if it was their kid.

Look in the mirror people.

8/15/2006 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those SOS rumors are finally coming true. Two main players stripped today. Indictments pending, possibly tomorrow. Many more to come in the next 2 weeks. Rumor is that a recently deceased P.O. figures prominently in this mess. Let's hope his name doesn't get dragged through the mud, his family has suffered enough.

Time to sit back and see who has some stones and can take their weight without flipping on the others! Not that being stand up is going to make being fired and going to prison any easier.

8/15/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard a month or two ago about the D/C of 005's son being grabbed in 019 on two occasions. Let go once and locked up once, both times the dad came and acted up.

8/15/2006 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this is surprising!
Whatever happened to Richie's son when he was busted at that party? NOTHING!

We all know that sons/daughters of supervisors and higher get special treatment, and always will.

This commander is absolutely lucky that he didn't get popped! You do that in 025, 014, 017, or any other rough district....say hello to your very own funeral director.

It indeed took lots of valor for the crew at 019 to ask questions first and investigate instead of firing shots. Good job here everyone!

This commander is in the wrong for his actions in every way. Demotion in the least is called for.

As far as the comments about rowdy and out of control kids deserving a kick in the backside goes: Discipline of a heavy handed kind is deserved, but we all know that you hit a kid...even think to raise a hand, and you will find oneself in front of a a Juvenile Court Judge faster than you can blink, thanks to the nanny state.

When those of us who are grown now had gotten our hides tanned, and if we ever said something to another adult about it....the first question asked was "What did you do to deserve it?"

If it is true that felony charges have been approved, it would serve the public well for lots of coverage, especially here.

8/15/2006 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder who I pissed off. Just telling the truth about the westside and the bosses but seems my post has now disappeared. Must have stepped on some toes around here seems the truth hurts or scares people.

8/15/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:19:34... your a cunt! Thanks for giving our own the benefit of the doubt. You suck!

8/15/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a banner on the site where the mayor is boasting about his new progarm to hire convicted criminal offenders to do the collections in an effort to give them a second chance.

8/15/2006 09:59:48 AM

I posted about this a month or two back, it was in the paper. Just insane!! Now you'll have to do more paper on ID theft, because it's gonna happen!! I mean, I wouldn't let my 3 year old just stand around in a toy store and think he's not gonna jump right into that!!

8/15/2006 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunoooooo. When I was a patrolman in 018 awhile back, Matthews was a Sgt. Couldn't have met a nicer guy. A real gentlemen and would go out of the way to help you out. Saw him when he was promoted to Lt. Same thing. Out going, pleasant, gregarious. Either we are not being told the whole story, he changed drastically or he was pushed to the limit.

8/15/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:55, you are an idiot and obviously just want to stick up for this pathetic boss and gang banger piece of shit son. From the kids own mouth, he got beat up by some "deuces" before the police even got there. Once again proving your from the south side, because you don t know how to read an arrest or case report. Also this Idiot Commander and his kids pushed several PO's and the desk Sgt in front of civilian witnesess. Learn to get your facts straight, oh thats right your a southsider you make shit up as you go. Well maybe you'll learn how to write in your next ebonics class.

8/15/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you asses talking about giving professional courtesy should be ashamed. Since when to we give courtesy to a fucking piece of shit gangerbanger!!!!!!!!! A known vicelord at that!!!!!!!! With a gun TOO!!!!!!!!! Fighting the Police TOO!!!!! Throwing racial slurrs like they were baseballs!!!!!!!!!Sorry man but his old man, his kidd, his other cop son and his wife can all go kiss my ass! Professional courtesy my ass! Only courtesy shown would be the back of the hand instead of a full fist if you are gonna accuse me of being racial, beating up your poor poor son with a gun and putting a case on him then to top it off with a CR#??????!!!!!!!!! I'll take my 30 thankyou knowing I just layed a jaggoff out! Double standard in this department, a BIG DOUBLE STANDARD. Absolutely disgusting. Full fledged apology to all involved with this arrest from the commander should be first, then fucking demote him, then transfer him then force him to retire or make his life a living hell. Then do the same to his other piece of shit kidd. You know, like they do to the hard working P.O.'s in this city everyday, fuck us over. Sorry but I am thoroughly disgusted right now!

8/16/2006 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 08:13:25 PM:

I do not give a shit who you are, if you are found on the street with a gun you are going to jail. Black, white, pink, or purple I do not care.

You are a complete jack ass in saying that you are going to give someone a play for a gun because who he/she knows. This is not a bag of weed or even some rocks.

A gun is a fucking gun. Let's go back a few days to the cabrini shit. That kid had a gun that was pointed at the police and action was taken. The gun was not bright orange or looking like a super soaker, it was made to resemble a real gun and he was shot for it.

Now you want to let me give a kid a play because who he knows and next time that shit head is out there again with a real pistol?

Kudos to those coppers in 019, they did the right thing. If in doing what they did, which was the correct action, the remain po's for their the rest of theirs lives I am sure they would not mind. Their actions proved that they are smart men and others will not get the better of them

8/16/2006 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous marie antoinette said...

Citizens should be outraged over the felon issue and their private information. Sure you can believe the city when they say, most of your important personal info. will be blocked. After all we can trust the city to have solid safe guards in place, right? I thought the idea of felons keeping Bees for a job on the West side was insane, this beats the cake.

"Let them eat cake, off with his head"!

8/16/2006 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the kid with the gun was white his father would have gotten a courtesy call first, that's a fact !

Not when he batters a copper and is carrying a gun threatening everyone.........

8/16/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The View" 6:55-You couldn't be more wrong. Blaming this incident on racism is what's wrong with the black communitty. The Commander was wrong. His son was wrong. Instead of searching for a reason to blame the police (a la Cabrini) who were doing there job, and doing it well, stick with the facts. You do your race a disservice.

8/16/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous nothing new said...

Who remembers fiasco years ago with Capt. Pendleton and his son. Just prior to the episode or episodes he was working with Cynthia White and the take down ala-alas promotions.

Then comes this, was it not akin to a similar story on here. Son in a drug house, possibly a weapon and dad showing up at the scene and going berserk on the officer's?

8/16/2006 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

CO of 005 calls CO 0f 019. CO 0f 019 goes to his district, investigates, asks for favors politely and takes care of all involved. The blue wall goes up and our filthy dirty laundry stays in the hamper where it belongs.


With your sound logic, the a/o's seem to be in the right and the exempt, totally wrong. The issue is that, A. Offender allegedly fought with the police. B. He was allegedly in possession of a handgun. C. Affected exempt member alledgedly went way beyond the call of duty and 1. Allegedly commited at least four aggravated batteries 2. Allegedly used his influence as a Commander of police to allegedly get his vehicle back which should have been impounded. 3. Allegedly accused the on duty officers of racism.

Oh yeah, for all of you who want to say that's because he's (this race fill in the blank) and got the short end of the stick, allegedly this commander lives in 019.

So allegedly stay safe and allegedly back each other up.

Oh yeah, btw, there are only three bosses who I would go to hell for if they said they were locking up Satan, John Farrell, Larry Williams and Doug Bolling. I'll let you guess the race on the last two.

8/16/2006 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the media should know about this incident. hopefully they find out and bring admonishment to the dept. who in turn will come down on this commander and his actions.

--------------

the media doesn't care, since the police did the RIGHT thing, and a black boss did the WRONG thing.

8/16/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ideas/suggestions/opinions, etc.: 1) if Matthews behaved in a way as described in this post, he should be demoted; 2) if ADS Day ordered that his car be returned to him in violation of city ordinance (impoundment), she should be demoted; 3)if there are allegations of misconduct on the part of the arresting officers, so be it, investigate it; 4) look at a wider view: does the current makeup of the command staff reflect the competence of the CEO of the CPD (i.e., Cline); meaning, looking at the people that Cline has promoted and/or retained, are they the "best and the brightest" that the Dept. has to offer? Of course not, which speaks volumes, not only about the lack of intelligence, experience, and morality of many of those who occupy those positions, but of Cline, whose reputation rides on the backs of those who he appoints, whose character is first and foremost. CHARACTER: defined as what a person does, what he says, how he acts and behaves.............when no one is watching......

8/16/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

On the Revenue comments -

They will see everything on the system. SS #'s, home, work addresses, tax returns, etc.

Officers, start using your particular Dept or PO box addresses on EVERYTHING.. dl addresses, everything. Do not use your home addresses anymore.

Problem is with revenue it will have to use your home address anyway. That's very messed up!! Especially if someone has a beef against cops!

8/16/2006 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear the other bosses kod on the job "just happened to be driving by" from the 2nd dist to the 6th via Lathrop Homes ???

sounds like a dope dropoff with a police escort. daddy was probably cutting and cooking.

heard momma was pushing P.O.'s around too.

our leaders ... this job is a joke

8/16/2006 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the kid with the gun was white his father would have gotten a courtesy call first, that's a fact !

8/15/2006 06:06:26 PM

Didnt Commander Matthews get that "whites only" call? If he didnt how is it he managed to show up?
Stop believing everything the crackers do is a conspiracy against the black man. Damn that shit gets old!

8/16/2006 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous alice said...

So you say Cmdr. Matthews is one of Dana Stark's boys? Imagine that!
Does anyone (in 015 or 025) remember when Dana's nephiew was grabbed in 025 for stealing one of the marked squads out of 011 and leading the police on a 10 minute chase, only to have Dana demand that the offender (his nephiew) be imediately returned to 011. No charges placed...
Or when Dana's girl-toy (T. McB from 025) had her weapon inventoried in 011, after her boyfriend was arrested by 011 Tact for shooting the weapon on her back porch during new years eve (which is directly behind 011 district), and his girl-toy never took a day for it????

Why does this not suprise me?

8/16/2006 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A copper in 017 pushes an arrestee during an arrest at a local department store, media coverage gets him and his partner sent to the POW camp. Yet this Boss gets away with it???? Nice

8/16/2006 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WILL THE MEDIA FIND OUT ABOUT THIS INCIDENT?

8/16/2006 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to officers on scene the commanders kid started acting the ass as soon as the traffic stop was initiated. Officers on scene went above and beyond trying to be as courteous as possible when asking him to exit the vehicle. He was pulled out only after he assaulted the po's. And to all you idiots spouting about professional courtesy, the kid acted like an asshole and he never once mentioned who his father was, therefore never giving the arresting officers any other options other then the actions taken. To 11:06:34 hurry up and retire already you schmuck.

8/16/2006 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous CONCERNED BLOGGER said...

You don't have to worry about the NEWS finding this story. They read this BLOG everyday so one of them with BALLS has to step up to the plate and hit a homer on this one. Please will one of you go for it. You would sure HELP the MORAL on the job if you did

8/16/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know what the problem is. OJ Simpson illustrated it perfectly. A million years of evolution will not undue what political pandering and giveaways have done to an entire race. Matthews should have had his head split and cuffed to a ring like the dog he is.

8/16/2006 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know one thing.....When my late father, a P.O., picked me up from a station when I was 14,(minus any arrest report), he waited til' we got into the parking lot before he coldcocked me....I was laid out on the sidewalk. I'm serious.


At the time, the way I was headed, it was one of the most defining moments of my life.

I never got into any trouble again and would do the same for my kid.

Any parent that coddles their kid when he's getting police attention at 14 or 24......

THEY need the coldcocking.


It's disgusting to hear about coppers kids acting like animals and seeing the parents act even worse to the P.O.'s.


That's my two cents.

8/16/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthews and Day need to be fired.....this job is suppose to be about integrity.....if you lock the average citizen up for the very same incident...the commanders son is not an exception......the problem with the Black community is that the have been raised on entitlement...all their lives the have been told that they are entitled to special treatment....why?? The commander of 5 is a ass who should be twisting in the wind right now along with Day....only they are entitled because of the color of their skin to walk away...maybe somday people will be judged by the contents of their character.............

8/16/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of being swept under the rug, can anyone give any insight into the rumor that rod blagojevich was once arrested for soliciting a prostitute but his father-in-law dick mel was able to get the whole thing covered-up and swept under the rug?

8/16/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is funny because this is the same mathews who was a lt. in 015.you guys will get a kick out of this story. a couple officers locked up a juvi who was in a hot car, proceeded to crash the vehicle into a building and then managed to fight the p.os before being arrested. yeah the kid had some bumps and bruises.... wouldnt you after you hit a building at a high rate of speed.....well guess what mathews took the kids side and generated a c.r. on the coppers for excessive force. i guess they should have let him continue driving! maybe the kid would have killed someone instead.....he should be happy his son didnt end up in a body bag. or a prison for the rest of his life.

8/16/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard blago was involved w/ a female staffer and thats what sparked the trouble between he and mel

8/16/2006 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: the view

SUBJECT: wrong

The commander didn't come in an pleasantly ask to see his son, they ran in the front door screaming, "who beat my son's ass, Ima get all you motherfuckers", never identifying themselves. The desk Sgt. and POs had to block the hallway, and they WERE physically pushed by the cmd. and his wife. The w/c came running out because the whole group was pushing down the hallway right past his office.

Don't make assumptions about how the 019 should have handled it, because it sounds like you weren't there...

8/16/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM said...

"DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"

Everytime I hear that phrase, I immediately ask the person, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, if they are OK and if they want medical attention or an ambulance. When they give me the idiot stare or moronically ask me what I mean, I very politely explain to them that they are evidently having some type of mental or physical crisis (stoke) affecting their memory that could require immediate medical attention.

If you have to ask me if I know who you are, it indicates that you either don't know who you are or forgot who you are.

8/16/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...this job is suppose to be about integrity... - 9:40 AM

ROFLMAO! Keep it real! You be smokin' some potent shit, Jack!

I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y...the CPD?????

Wanna buy a huge chrome bean...cheap?

8/16/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait until the next time the junior commander has a run in with the Police. After seeing how his whole tribe came out for him this time, he'll be putting up a hell of a fight next time and will definitely need his clock cleaned. Hopefully, no PO's will get hurt and a street deputy with a brain will be on duty.

8/16/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERYONE KEEPS SAYING..."CALL THE MEDIA, CALL THE MEDIA!!!" BUT NO ONE HAS THE STONES TO DO IT!!! AND THAT'S A FACT!

8/16/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger Yahoo Mush Mouse said...

Well I was not in 019 for the incident but generally when it was a coppers kid I locked up depending on the offense of the law breaker would determine the courtesy I would allow. Also, the demeanor of the arrestee or the family member trying to help out. However, if making an arrest and I had to fight or use any force what so ever, professional coutesy goes out the window.

8/16/2006 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthews was dumped 17 AUg, 06, the supt did not wish to hear his side of tyhe story

8/16/2006 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous The View said...

Matthews has been demoted. I hope his kid is happy about this; the
Dept. just lost a good boss, who probably said a few things he regrets right now. And to the poster who made assumptions about my race, or need for an "ebonics" class, I'm not Black. But I'm a pretty fair judge of character, and Matthews is a decent guy. He'll probably retire now. 005 lost a good man in the middle of all this, and there's probably nothing his kid can do to make it up to his father. And it doesn't appear that ADS Day did anything to "cover up" this incident, as many have suggested here; after all, Matthews has been demoted.
Sounds to me like she did everything most of the posters here wanted done, or at least started the ball rolling in that direction. It's just sad to see so much racial hatred coming out of this blog over this. Everything appears to have been done to the letter. The only courtesy Matthews received appears to be the release of the car. And we've all done that out here in the real world. Sad to see how this turned out for the boss. He won't be the last to lose a gold star over a kid that refuses to do better with his life, that's for sure.

8/16/2006 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:33 pm.....dont be suprised if the media already knows....they do read these threads u know. dip sht

8/16/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T ASSUME that only black officers are upset about the recent change of events for Matthews. Lots of people, both black and white, like the guy, and you probably won't find anyone in the 005th District who was unhappy with his performance. For the record, Matthews lives in 019, and has for years. His reputation as a fair and decent guy goes further back than the time on the job of most of the posters here. It's unfortunate what happened, I wasn't there, and I'm sure there is plenty of blame to go around on both sides of this situation. I'm sure people on both sides probably wish they had handled the situation differently. I've seen bosses involved in far more serious incidents than this one walk away untouched, and even PROMOTED. Personally, I think the Job went a little too far on this one. No one ever said Matthews attempted to free his kid, or ask that the case be kicked under a rug. Some nasty words were said, by a few people. There had to be a better way to resolve this than to take a good boss down. I could even see giving him a few days off, but not a demotion.

8/16/2006 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:20 dont sit here and say that you werent there and your sure both sides wish they could have handled things a little different. because you are in the wrong! the 019 district officers did everything correctly they had no choice in the matter....when they are getting battered by an assailant with a gun on his person they had no choice to take appropriate actions. furthermore x-commander matthews had NO right to put his hands on anyone. i dont care who it is let alone another p.o.it is one thing to yell at someone but to push the person physically is uncalled for. its called battery and last i checked people were arrested for that if you were not there you should refrain from commenting on both sides. enough is enough. you want common courtesy . start by discipline. discipline in your own household.

8/16/2006 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/16/2006 06:20:46 PM,

You Sir, and your fuzzy logic, are the reason this job is so fucked-up. A bangin' POS and his ghetto meritorious promotee father deserve no deference or courtesy.

8/16/2006 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:20...You say "plenty of blame to go around on both sides." This so called "Commander" is supposed to be SO much smarter than us lowly P.O.'s, that's why he is a Commander, right? But apparently he has not learned any people skills as of yet. Plenty of blame on both sides you say? Are you HIGH? He came into 019 armed, with family armed, with no ID's and never Identified himself! And why does he and his copper son need to have their weapons exposed anyway? It's amazing to me that an ADS fell for his pressure and violated dept. policy and did not impound the vehicle that was found to have a firearm. The guys in 019 used incredible restraint! Thoes coppers could have fought and arrested all of them and then went IOD! But, I'm sure they were fearfull, and rightly so, of the possibly back stabbing that can always happen from the exempts. Blame for the guys in 019? They should get an award for restraint! This Commander's son is a gang member with a gun! The same thing Sup. Cline talks about every day. The same reason we have DOC meetings every week. The same reason for Op. Safe Summer and many other Ops. Sup. Cline's every day is about Gangs, Guns and Drugs!! He tells us all the time! Thanks to Sup. Cline! He did the right thing. And good job to 019 they also did a great job that could have been much worse. The only blame is on the Commander and his family. The people of this great country need to start accepting personal responsibility for their actions!

8/16/2006 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If goof nuts Matthews pushed a P.O. he should be stripped and psyched, read rights and arrested like he would have the P.O. of a domestic allegation. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
See how he likes taking that 900 question test again. Jag off

8/16/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been thinking about this for some time and i am quite jealous. i do have a son but i am a p.o. a blue shirt....what do i have to do to get a promotion. .....well i came up with a few qualifications that me and my son will be working on so that i may get a promotion....i made a list for the rest of you that have kids
1. SON MUST BE A GANGBANGER
2. SON MUST HAVE PRIOR ARRESTS
3. SON MUST CARRY A WEAPON
4.SON MUST HAVE NUMEROUS GANG TATTOOS
5. SON MUST USE MY CAR IN COMMISSION OF A CRIME.

DO ANY OF YOU THINK THIS WOULD GET US PROMOTED?

I THINK NOT! i want to say that when i read that commander mathews was losing his commander position it made me proud to be a police officer and that we now have a leader (Phil Cline) that has a back bone and i am proud to be a part of the solution rather than the problem to getting gangs guns and drugs of the streets because as far as im concerned the officers of the 019 district prevented a homicide ( someones life was saved on that night) great job to those officers and hopefully they all get awards

8/16/2006 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question....

If Matthews pushed, shoved, hit or touched in a threatening manner any department employee
....was a City of Chicago
VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
form filled out.

The District Manager should have this form.

Just one of the i's to dot, t's to cross.

8/18/2006 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse, Meeks and th other con man Revs. will jump all over this one...Watch

8/19/2006 10:00:00 PM  

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