Thursday, September 21, 2006

Is There Anything He Cannot Do?

We've decided the Superintendent is like an alter ego of Superman in disguise. If he isn't kicking in doors on New Years Eve getting guns, now he's witnessing traffic crashes and calling for paramedics:
  • A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash involving a City of Chicago Streets and Sanitation truck, police said, Wednesday night. Police Supt. Phil Cline saw the accident and called for help.
  • The motorcycle rider was thrown from the bike. Supt. Phil Cline reportedly saw the accident and stopped traffic by turning his vehicle to block the road. He also called 911 and waited on the scene for paramedics.
We're thinking he ought to start wearing a cape.

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Phil "CALLED 911"? What the Supt. doesn't have a department radio with him 24/7?

Give me a break!

9/20/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known him all my life. He is the finest Police Officer I have ever known. I have worked with him and for him. None better!
If he wasn't hamstrung & hogtied by the political bullshit and the phoney bastards, this could be a very good department. He does what good he can, when he can, under the circumstances, which are terrible. He also works too hard
Glad I'm out of it!

9/20/2006 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is There Anything He Cannot Do?"

Yes, Get rid of Merit.

9/20/2006 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, he is still the police.
Damned right, he'd better stop and assist this citizen.... What kind of policeman wouldn't?

Say what you want about Phil... At least he didn't forget where he came from.

You go Phil!!

9/20/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was also in a car chase about 3 weeks ago in 003 at one of the weekend road-side safety checks, a car tried to run a trooper over and the chase was on with the Supe leading the charge, nobody called that one off.

9/21/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny....
When I was off duty jogging in Garfield Ridge and witnessed a burgalry in progress, I ran home
(about 2 blocks away ) got my car and radio ( I do have a dept. issued zone radio ) and called it in while I kept the four suspects under surveillnce. Waited for back up - another off duty P.O. I saw drive by and asked for help, and one, car from 8.
Caught 3 of the 4 after they fled.
All three had warrants for various offenses similar to home invasion.
Funny how that didn't make the newspaper.
Nor did I or the other off duty P.O. get overtime or Dept. award.
I admit I did it because I enjoy protecting my own community and it is my job. When an excempt does it he is a hero, when a nobody does it, it is his job.
I know there are many stories like this from many P.O.'s

9/21/2006 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't expect my Chief to be writing parking tickets, but I do expect him to jump in when the shit hits it. My and another cop were booking a OUI (in Mass. it si OUI, not DUI like the rest of the country),

Our station is small. The mope decided to fight us in the booking room. The chief walked in, saw the fight and jumped right in, threw the turd to the floor and then for good measure stepped on him (no camer'a in the old point...the new place has them every 2 feet).

He is good that way, otherwise he is a prick in the chute!!!! We are only 20 cops.

9/21/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break!
He has made this Department Terrible. This is the worst Supt. I have ever had in my career. No perks for actually working, Political Hackies in positions to ruin a coppers career, and someone has the balls to say he is the finest he's ever known. You sir must have only been in his circle. You must be Sgt. W. from G/I. Is anyone left on your team? You and him should retire..Oh that's right you only have 10 years on.

9/21/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Sabian said...

Too bad the big guy didn't go out for a burrito at El Farro's in Summit early this morning....2:30ish and 3ish until almost 4am. He would have seen beat 813 parked like a cabbie in front of a nightclub on west 63rd in Summit. No hazard lights of course. A few of us were wondering if this is the old 812 that thinks he is part of a Summit-Chicago annexation project. To the two who worked 813 1st watch today....Were you down on paper?....We didn't see any dilligent report writing. Were you down on a personal between 2:30 and 4am on west 63rd? Or were you just neglecting your beat and ripping off the city for the time you worked?... Too bad Phil didn't see that. Too bad 810 didn't see that. Too baad we didn't have a video phone with us. A day after the memorial dedication too. You two should be ashamed of yourselves!!!!!!!! If you wanna mack to the babes do it on your own time like everyone else. Must have friends on south Michigan, huh?.....

9/21/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah he can't manage a fucking Police Department. He sure knows how to Deplete the entire patrol division and detective division filling all these useless units with heads...but leaving the rest of the officers who have to work the streets and the detectives who have to work the case loads left hung out to dry. This department sucks.

9/21/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil is STILL the best super we've ever had.The last moron couldn't wait to hang coppers, at least Phil has the guts to inititate an investigation. The last guy only, mumbles junior, had investigations started into corruption ONLY if the feds brought it to him. I give Phil a lot of credit for going after dirty cops internallly. At least we can now be seen as cleaning house WITHOUT having some else do our dirty work. And now with a mighty high-ho silver away! Yee-haa

9/21/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it wasn't a sanitation truck but a Hostess truck full of ding dongs. What a selfish bastard!

9/21/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should drive a marked car to and from work, then we could hear about he heroics everyday as he is flagged down by the fine citizens!!! Oh wait, he would just call "911" for a beat car to handle it......Don't we handle accidents everyday?? Why don't we make the news? Aren't we "heros" too??? :(

9/21/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if he chased while in an unmarked vehicle, he violated the order, and should be reprimanded

9/21/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break is right. He did what anyone should have done-whether or not they were the police. I wonder who would have cared at all if it had been one of us instead of phil. (um, no one).

9/21/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give him an award dammit

9/21/2006 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOESN'T HE KNOW WE CAN'T CHASE? HE SHOULD GET 3 DAYS. ROAD BLOCKS. TAKING CARS OFF THE STREETS THAT COULD BE HANDLING THE BACK LOG OF 911 CALLS. MAYBE HE COULD HAVE THE BIKE PATROL DO THE ROAD BLOCKS AND THEY COULD CHASE THE CARS.

9/21/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but they stop ours routinely!!!
He also wouldn't get a CR#!

9/21/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Downstate Troop said...

Didn't hear about the troop almost getting hit up there. Thanks to all who helped out. Some of the best days of my career were locking people up at Harrison and Kedzie. Be Safe!

9/21/2006 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:39 if your looking for sypmathy, you know where to find it. If you have a Dept. issued radio I'm sure you have the Dept. issued vehicle that goes with it. Gimme a freakin break! Make up your mind, did you do it to help the community or did you do it for the big award you didn't get? Your no better than any other beefer crybabies that post here.
P.S. Guess what? I work in patrol, 20th year, and I still love going into work every day. Lets here from some more people that enjoy the job, we all can't be haters, can we?

9/21/2006 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the worst Supt. I have ever had in my career.
9/21/2006 11:17:24 AM

Your whole tem minutes on the job?
This is the best guy we have had in my almost thirty years. Matt Rodriguez was a useless drunk, LeRoy Martin was a piece of garbage one step ahead of ebing indicted- and I knew who his bag man was, Fred Rice was anotehr real piece of garbage. Breczek was a loser too.

Cline has worked all his life. He has been there and done that, like most of us who really do our jobs. instead of complaining about them. The problem is not in the Superintendent's office. It is in two places, the Mayor's Office and on the street. Yep, all you whining, snivelling, spineless cowards who dream about being heroes, but do nothing more than go from the coffee shop to the shopping areas, to the restaurants, to the clubs, and then go home and complain here; not doing an effin thing all day.

You people have ruined a proud profession. The reason morale is down is because you guys did not have any when you cameon the job. This is not a freebie. You ahve to do something to get something in return.

Oh, and I'm no boss, not related to a boss, and never wanted to have a white shirt; I have no clout, and worked hard every damn day I was here. You know what? I never have to ask for anything. People comeup to me and ask me if I want anything; anything I want.

9/21/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP LISTENING TO THE BOO BIRDS!

9/22/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:48
No shit your not a boss. Your too fucking stupid to be one. Any one can tell that, you don't have to inform us of it. CLINE is the reason why morale is so low. What district do you work in that is operating at full manpower...oh wait your one of his cronies so you are probably in G/I or DOC or F/A or anyone of his non-sense units. 10 Minutes on the job..yeh right again...KMA member and proud of it. It's dumbfucks like you that are ruining this job. You say you have to go out and work to be a hero...yeh go out and work kid and when you step in some shit don't expect this supt. to back you up one bit. Wow I want some more of your advice. You should host a study group you're so smart.

9/22/2006 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you get him his cape with the "S" on it, make sur you get a XXXL.

9/22/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! there is something he cannot do, and that is to push himself away from the table.

9/22/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC... superman!!! it was an accident... big deal! Wonder who notified the media. I agree he is probably the best supt. in the last 20 yrs but really, take cline's co*k out of your mouth already!!!

9/24/2006 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO at 2:07 and 05:39!
You just captured the essence of phil in those 2 hilarious posts!

9/24/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally never worked for Phil, however over the years we've met at different police functions and I'll be dammed, the guy walks up to me and remembers my name followed with a handshake. I'm just a P/O, but it makes me just a little feel like a boss does care about the troops.

9/24/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline is a good boss. And if the truth is to be told, too much time is allowed in the districts for officers to handle many routine assignments. Burglar alarm? one hr. Domestic? One hr. Traffic stop? Close to one hr. TVB? Over an hr. If Sgts. started checking ticket books, and saw that a large number of these "traffic stop" cops have NO TICKETS issued for the time they are "down on a traffic stop," there would be plenty of AVAILABLE MANPOWER. One hr. on a burglar alarm? No forced entry, and in many instances, no B/A ticket issued? WHY? This is the main problem with the "no manpower" issue. And let's not forget those that have to "go get gas" the hr. before checkoff and ride that out too. Domestic Dist., down for an hour? No report? No arrest? What did you do? If you're lucky, one out of the two or three assigned Sgts. on any given watch is asking these questions. The others are clearly shirking their responsibilities as supervisors, which further contributes to the daily mess. Some Districts are worse than others with this, like
005,008, and 009. 005 doesn't have many coppers willing to work days because of Capt. CW. 008 and 009 don't have that excuse.

9/25/2006 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TALK ABOUT STAYING DOWN TOO LONG ON JOBS? I WORK IN 012 2ND WATCH AND IT IS OUT OF CONTROL. SGTS. DON'T HAVE THE BALLS TO SAY ANYTHING TO CERTAIN FEMALE PO'S, THEN EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO HANDLE THEIR BEAT. STATION ASSIGNMENTS ALL DAY LONG, ESPECIALLY RIGHT OUT OF ROLL CALL-2 HRS EVERY DAY. THE SAME PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

9/25/2006 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what can you say? Poor supervision is at the crux of all of this. Sgts. just don't want to be Sgts. I heard one Sgt. in 009 go "down on reports" in the station when the dispatcher announced that there were NINE JOBS PENDING, AND NO AVAILABLE CARS. Did she really need to "go down on reports" at such a crucial
time during the tour of duty? Where was the field Lt? The W/C? Why didn't her superior instruct her to remain in the street, at least until the RAP was cleared?
It appears that lots of supervisors are dropping the ball out there daily.
If the W/C doesn't have a PDT in his/her office, how are they able to effectively monitor WHO is doing WHAT and for HOW LONG? WHY DOES THIS SHIT CONTINUE DAY AFTER DAY, WITH NO CHANGES INITIATED ON THE SUPERVISOR LEVEL? We all know what a REASONABLE amount of time constitutes on any given assignment, yet day in and day out, coppers routinely take 2 or 3 times that amount to complete basic jobs, everyday, with little or no scrutiny. How many Sgts. document an admonishment on their logs?

9/26/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inb some districts the PDT does not work in the station. The W/C has to try to figure out what is going on by listening to the radio.

9/26/2006 04:13:00 PM  

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