Thursday, October 12, 2006

Command Changes

From the comments section - retyped here for your reading pleasure:
  • M. Shields from A/2 Deputy Chief to a Field Group
  • T. Skahill escapes the dead end job at CAPS and takes Shield's spot
  • S. Day shunted to the dead end CAPS spot from ADS
  • E. Brown to ADS
  • F. Radke to ADS though this is probably a paper move so Radke can train Caluris up on his job. We'll bet Radke never sees a street day as he's due to be mandatoried off shortly
  • S. Caluris to Radke's spot as Deputy Chief of Special Functions
  • T. Williams (who was supposed to get a unit spot months ago, but opened his mouth to tell everyone he had gotten it) has finally learned to keep his mouth shut until it's on paper gets 005
  • We're confused on the last one - did 003 get a new boss or is someone confusing Epplen's lateral move as a promotion? Or was Epplen moved at all? Someone will correct us we're sure.
Anyway, no really big stunners there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is like baseball managers. same stale privileged insiders shuffled around. the only true function of these people is to keep daley in office and continue this whole moonlight and magnolias facade up for the public and media. best and the brightest ? i don't think so.

10/11/2006 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams Old Man is one of the best bosses ever on this job...from Caucassion cop.

10/11/2006 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin A/2 Gang Lt. Got 003, and good ol Terry Williams finally got the gold star that he made his daddy promise he would get some day. 14 whole years of do nothing on this job, and this piece of shit gets his gold star, if this wasn't Chicago, I would say un-f'n real!

10/11/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

003 got a new boss (A Gang LT. from Area 2?) Epplig is now the A/3 Deputy Chief. Replacing Calouris-sp.

10/12/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

Thank God and Cline that Day is in a spot where she will no longer be able to mess with the working police. She's about as sharp as jello.

10/12/2006 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen got area 3, I think a guy named Franklin got 003

10/12/2006 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee Eplen was the best Street Deputy ever. His cool head and courage to back up the troops will be missed.

Day will not be missed by the street cops and CAPS is getting what it deserves.

Is it true that former 005 commander Mathews is going to be a watch lieutenant in 010. If so God help them.

10/12/2006 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more post-DOC meeting: "car three henry, gimme a car at homan and huron, 4 to go." 2 minutes later: "car three henry, send a car to ridgeway and chicago, 6 to go."

what is a4 going to do without her?

10/12/2006 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen to Area 3 and who got his spot?

Day is a nice person but incompetent at anything she does.

What happened to Ernie Brown's CR numbers for sexual harassment?

10/12/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen became A3 Deputy Chief and Lt. John Franklin became Commander of 003

10/12/2006 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What no John Doty promotion? What a travesty. NOT. One can only hope now that he has his 20 years in that he will just retire in November.

10/12/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields also had a bad sexual harrassment complaint but Hillard in one of his last acts approved only a reprimand for him.

Williams is one of the bigger cry babies around and his daddy was more than useless.

Day is another of Hillard's mistakes that Cline refuses to rectify.

I feel sorry for Radtke. He had to fall on the sword because of Finnegan.

10/12/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all celebrated in 021 when we heard T-Dub got promoted to Captain... in 005. He's the 5th District's headache now. If ya thought Cynthia(sho'wish I wuz)White was bad, wait to you get a load of this incompetent goof.
Good bye and good riddance. Quit shaming your old man good name Terry.
Bring back Nate Hamilton, a real Captain.

10/12/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen is in the top 10 list of best bosses and "for the troops" boss this department has ever seen. Williams will take over where Ernie Brown left off with sexual harrassment CR numbers. Hopefully this will be a good move for Skahill, she is good people. The question lies now on who will Starks have to rely on, Day knows nothing about nothing!

10/12/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happend to Lt. Trahannas? I thought she was with the in crowd at headquarters? So much for the rumor that she was going to get 005...

Maybe if she goes back to her maiden name things would have looked more promising for her....

10/12/2006 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously....learn to spell, it's CAUCASIAN genius

10/12/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These changes mean nothing because Walsh is still the commander of Area One Detectives

10/12/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Terry Williams that Captian from 021?

10/12/2006 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Cline moves. All you who say CLINE's the working police, he's a great boss. SHOW ME one person on this list that actually earned his/her spot. Cularis is a joke, never was, never will be the police. Williams 14 years on the job thats another morale booster. God this guy is the best supt. I've ever seen. Not only does he put political hacks in every command spot, he also depleats the entire patrol/detective divisions of manpower, and I can't wait until someone calls him out on this, I just hope and pray it isn't after a cop gets hurt or even worse..when we're at a funeral.

10/12/2006 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I must plead "insufficient data" on these command moves with a lone exception.

Hopefully, I will not give one outstanding police officer "the kiss of death" by stating that during my tenure, Lee Epplen was the crewme de la creme, certainly when we both served in the Detective Division. One very sharp fellow who paid his dues a long, long time ago.

But for EXAMSCAM, Lee and a couple other current exempts would have deservedly made lieutenant in the first wave of promotions over eighteen years ago.

Hey, Lee! Don't be a stranger.

10/12/2006 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin is a good guy who also happened to make Lieutenant legit. He should have made it off the previous Lieutenant's list, but was passed over because he didn't have enough time in rank as a sergeant to take the test.

As far as Matthews goes, give it up already. He is off the job! He turned in his papers immediately after he was demoted.

10/12/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its easier to get rid of Brown and his boys by moving him out of the District. He won't be able to protect his bunch of rogue cops anymore. Hope that Franklin has the stones to put these fools in check. Given past examples of Brown's judgment, its likely that he do some real stupid shit as field deputy.

Expect Terry Williams will run afoul of Cynthia White real soon. One way or the other he'll pay for this undeserved promotion.

10/12/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Franklin for 20+ years, and he is the same hard charger now as he was in 004 Tact. Hopefully he will put the boot into the rear ends of the dead weight in 003. Congratulations John and Good Luck.

10/12/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:30. Sherwood williams was the real deal as a boss. His kid, however, is a complete baffoon. Incompetent, stupid, know it all, loud mouth and the most undesrving person posible to be made commander. Dana Starks should be happy, he is no longer the biggest moron in the exempt ranks.

10/12/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Brother said...

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything or we will make you're life miserable and put you in the Area Two gun team unit.

10/12/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a pity that 008 wasn't in the deck of cards that got shuffled....

10/12/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone PLEASE pull Faggiano out of 025 midnights? Maybe put him in charge of watching paint dry at 35th and Michigan or something?!??!

10/12/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radtke didn't fall on any sword, he has to retire in March when he turns 63; he will be showing the ropes of Special Functions to Caluris, period. Hate to see Epplen go to Area3, he was a great ADS.

10/12/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's behinds hurt more from the A/2 Gun Team? The sergeants or the p.o's? Franklin rolled over you guys like bowling pins capitalizing on your hard work with all those felony arrests and firearms A/2 gun team recovered. Where are your guys promotions? Hint: There will never be any, chumps. The truth hurts.

10/12/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen a good boss? Are we talking about a different guy? Can't stand the guy. He's a jerk.

10/12/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous clancy said...

Pull Fagiano out of 025? Why ? Because he wants his officers to look like human being and act like professionals. Have you looked at some of those rugrats that work midnights in 025 ? alot of halloween costumes walking around.

some of those goofs dont even shave.
midnights needed an ass kicker and they got it. if you want Fagiano to go away stop giving him reason to be there. kinda like the idiots who come to work with no city sticker on their pov.

wake up. if some of you had to work for a living you would be in alot of trouble.

Leave fagiano alone. hes just doing what he gets paid for.

10/12/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epplen: good guy, wish he stayed so Cmmdr WALSH / 610 could get out. The moral in A/1 is so bad the department is lucky the Det's show up to work everyday.

Who else wished their fearless leaders got moved?

10/12/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the good old days when the less you saw a boss the better. Now they never go home. Get rid of CLINE asap. Let us be the police again. He's the ultimate yes man. Since when do we care more about a traffic unit then we do about officer safety. Just as Tom Allen said we don't need more gadgets we need more Police officers. Where are we getting these officers to go work this new traffic unit...Oh I see they were hand picked...right out of patrol. Wow I didn't know we had such a surplus of people that we could afford to lose a few more.
PHIL morale has never been lower at all levels. Not even your own exempts are happy. Please LEAVE!

10/12/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is so hard about Radke's former job that he has to train Caluris to do it? Me thinks that they made him an ADS to send him a message that is it time to go now.

10/12/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This old white guy agrees with the comments that Sherwood Williams was a great boss. But his son Terry is a loud mouthed ignorant jerk.

10/12/2006 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as Matthews goes, give it up already. He is off the job! He turned in his papers immediately after he was demoted.

10/12/2006 12:00:05 PM

Another rumor mongoring idiot. He is now assigned to 010 as a field Lt on the 2nd watch.

10/12/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin is gold. When he made sgt. I worked for him in 014 and he is a real fair guy and a thorn in the dog's on this job. I wish him nothing but the best.

10/12/2006 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:55 PM

You're confusing Epplen with Ratke.

10/12/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as Matthews goes, give it up already. He is off the job! He turned in his papers immediately after he was demoted.

10/12/2006 12:00:05 PM

Incorrect. He was officially demoted to Lt....yesterday. He was allowed to keep his Commander's star and rank while sitting in a hole at 35th street doing nothing. His CR will be coming down soon. He was sent to the 010th District as a Field Lt.

10/12/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rumors had Judith Martin becoming a boss and she would be the competion for that goffy woman currently in IAD. Martin was once a great PO.

10/12/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee R (Epplen) the ultimate class act and no one smarter on the CPD. May have been the best street deputy of all time, he'll be missed. Another great Boss from old Area Six like Farrell, Nicheas, Keane and the list goes on and on...

Retired Area Five

10/12/2006 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Franklin is one of the best bosses out there.If your a hard worker he definetly has your back. Congradulations JOHN !

10/12/2006 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the first poster. Same sh&t, just shuffled. Why can't some of the deserving hard workers get a leg up? And when is the D unit gonna get lucky and get a new boss? Ak. I actually feel bad for the house mice at 35th St. Stark, Trahannas and Day? ouch. What a cluster. And don't get me started on E. Brown. When I see him cross the street its all I can do to keep myself from running him over.

10/12/2006 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Trahanas?????????/

10/12/2006 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E. Brown is getting indicted soon

10/12/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the feds waching E. Brown

10/12/2006 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when do we care more about a traffic unit then we do about officer safety.

Oh I see they were hand picked...right out of patrol.
10/12/2006 04:32:28 PM

A few months back all you saw here was how come no radar and laser in the districts. All the one bag real police whined and complained. Since writing tickets is beyond your pathetic dignity, they beefed up the traffic unit to work in districts.

Twenty out of twenty five of the people were bids, not hand picked.

Maybe if you stayed out of the Clubs and Starbucks and paid attention to things we would not have to smell your breath to know where your head is.

10/12/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin is a good boss??

How much time do you have on the job?? If you think that's's a shame. Franklin is pathetic and he was hated in narcotics. He's got clout and bad luck to him.

He blows...when he was in 014 he thought he was a yuppy and would ride his bike to work. Guys with TIME on the job would spit on his bike and strip the gears. He was pathetic. He's part of the problem..not part of the solution.

10/13/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Doty a bad boss???

He was a sergeant in 007 in the early 90s and he was pretty good. But, if he changed it wouldn't be surprising.

10/13/2006 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone asked; why can't some of the deserving hard workers move up? Are you kidding me. Is this New York, L.A. No. This is Chicago. It's clout baby. Clout. Daley is looking for yes men. Nothing else matters. Nothing.

10/13/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That rumor has been going on forever about Ernie Brown. Ernie Brown was a helluva copper. Don't know how he is as a boss...but a helluva copper. Anyway, the rumor about Brown (indictment) has been going on for at least five years. If it were true, they wouldn't have promoted him.

10/13/2006 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Radtke didn't fall on any sword, he has to retire in March when he turns 63; he will be showing the ropes of Special Functions to Caluris, period. Hate to see Epplen go to Area3, he was a great ADS.

10/12/2006 02:41:27 PM

The "R" Man is R.O.D. He doesn't even wear a pistol anymore!

10/13/2006 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone thought that the shit from SOS was bad… Brown and his merry mass of mush mouth morons have GOT to be 10x worse!
BTW… ADS of what???been out of the loop for a while

10/13/2006 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these command changes, all the gossip, all the hype, all the beaming faces like they won the lottery. WTF? Only a couple are worth their salt. Why should I be so excited? Did my pay go up? I just wasn't as lucky as to come from clout. Words like hardcharger, shiiiiittttt, more like cheapcocksucker.

10/13/2006 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Tommy Folliard still on the job? He was an ADS a few years back.... Where did he land?

10/13/2006 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doty is a nice guy, is he the Police, NO! As a Sergeant, he didnt have to make any decisions he was told what, when & where. As he was merit promoted, he became a micro manager & absolute control freak. As a District Commander, he lives in fear that an Officer will upset someone important or influential that will result in that important/influential person calling his office or worse yet a call downtown over his head. People bitch about the working police, fact of life, he needs to understand that, normally only the people that are wrong or think they are more important then they are bitch.His fear & inability to make decisions and to enact attempts to stem the rise in stats and violent crimes in 006 has resulted in the District soaring to the top of the stats.As for his micro managing ways (control freak, which he hasnt applied to crime fighting) he looks down on the blue shirts, resulting in 26% of his manpower bidding out, everytime there is a Sgts class they run like hell for par forms, in Nov 04 all 7 LTs in the District bid out, and has been through 5 Watch Commanders (Captains) and 4 Tact Lts. Now he has not one but two (2) Sgts running the CAPS Office because he cant find a LT who wants to work for him to take the job. Tough times, call for tough decisions and he has constantly demonstrated the inability to support the working police in a positive manner.

10/13/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Cynthia White got replaced then where's she going next?

10/13/2006 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The D/C of Special Functions has alot of responsibilities, namely, all the coordination of the dignitary visits, the Pres, Vice Pres, heads of state, their vast motorcades, expressway closures, street closures, security details, inter-agency cooperation, I.E the state, county and suburbs, especially the ones bordering O'Hare, and lastly but definetely not least, the coordination of Police Funerals and their vast motorcades, which stretch for miles. Radtke had that job down to an artform and made it all happen flawlessly; he also oversees SOS, TRU and Mass Transit. It is a very busy, make or break spot. They are not forcing him out, he's 63 in March and has to go.

10/13/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO ONE in 021 will miss T Williams. Didn't know his old man but he HAD to be more competant than his son. How many years do you have on? Oh well, 005's problem now.

10/13/2006 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a wonder the 006th District has only lost 26% of its blue shirt manpower when the 006th District Commander cannot hang on to his own white shirts, it should be fairly obvious for the blue shirts its time to move on.When a boss's supervisors dont want or wish to stay around it says something about the boss!

10/13/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trouble with Franklin is he can talk up a good game, trying to motivate his subordinates, get his subordinates to produce more but if the machine ain't broke in the first place why bother to try to fix it? He likes to hear himself talk. and talk. and talk. An annoying individual. His last detail was with the gun team from the south side. I'm quite sure if you ask the gun team about Franklin you'll find he probably got on their nerves about a week into being their supervisor. Franklin worked hard, put his nose to the grindstone, but never gave any perks to anyone but himself. He is a user. Used people to get ahead. It is this type of person that breaks morale instead of bonding morale. The workers know this, and like always, the upper bosses don't. Just another stroke.

10/13/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Trahanas?????????/ She is a lt that is acting C.O. of detached services 543! Friend of Starks she does all the work he takes all the credit!

10/13/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bosses come, bosses go. I have a blue coller, probbalby always will (unless they confuse my social sec # with a bosses kid). Instead of bitching about it, which i can empathize with, just bid out. 5 could have reverend meeks as a commander, and it wouldnt affect me in the least

10/13/2006 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/12/2006 10:44:52 AM


I've worked for and with John Franklin and wish I thought I could outbid all the coppers who are going to bid to 003 just to work for him. If you are a dead limb, he will cut you from the tree. 003, you have now been warned!! Congrats, Commander Franklin!!!

10/13/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous traffic detail said...

Twenty out of twenty five of the people were bids, not hand picked.

Check again there's an A in there somewhere surely.

November furlough picks and better yet watches might get interesting though.

The 25 into Traffic Enforcement are not a specialized unit in that their under the same unit number. So if I'm correct they just beefed up the manpower plus added 4 Sgt's to the 25 so called bidders. Yet, the question remains on their so called reason for bidding into the confusing so called detail.

Was this not somewhat marketed via of media as a specific detail for certain hot-spots aka revised style TRU detail/bid.

So watch selections means what? A reversal of certain manpower that didn't bid into the marketed hype detail.

November might be a little chiller than expected for the already there and present lower seniority numbered.

So what is it? A Detail for specific reasons (saturation) or a beefing up of Wolf pack and enforcement. Or will you all be one big happy family aka Traffic Enforcement on the drive, etc. by via of past practice.
Was there any ticket history even needed to get into the new Traffic detail, just a bid, right?
How is that female CO McMahon, long tour, LOL.
Burrrr feel the chill.

10/13/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the chief of detectives showing up at a crime scene and:

A) Telling the representative of the cook county medical examiners office that "You can't go in there, it's our crime scene".

B) Show up to the scene of a multiple homicide wearing sandals.

C) Running the license plates of ALL vehicles within a 4 block radius of the multiple homicide scene in the event the offender(s) left their "get away" car at the scene.

Answer: All the above!

10/13/2006 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well dick-head I have 10 plus years on the job and know John very well. I worked for him in 011 and would work for him again. John is a stand up guy with stones, if there is dead weight in 033 he will find it and handle it!!! From what you say about him I know without question you are a dog ass.

10/13/2006 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Northside, Just got back from a quick trip out of town. Epplen has become what you always didn't care for....He treated his men like shit when he was in A5. I am retired and loving it. Good luck to you guys in A3, you will need it.

10/13/2006 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin was a merit Sergeant and told everyone recently that he was going to be a Commander. He got three, he can have it.

10/13/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Franklin in 014 when he was a Sergeant, and he was a good boss. I absolutely HATE 003, with a passion, and I'd work for him again there if he asked me. Congratulations Boss!

10/13/2006 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Folliard is a Deputy Chief with the Cook County Sheriff's Police and was a great guy to work for.

10/13/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry pal, but John Franklin made Sgt. with me in 1997, and merit didn't even exist then. If you didn't know that, then you don't know anything about the guy.
He's worked hard in the streets
for his entire career, and never
asked anybody for anything. I knew
people on his team when he was assigned to narcotics, and one thing they always said about the man was that he would never ask them to go out and perform any task that he wasn't willing to do himself. I think he'll be a great commander of 003, and the folks assigned there are lucky to have a boss who's been in the streets and been a real cop! We all know there are bosses out there who have never done anything, but John has always been the real police.
Congrats, John. Well deserved!!

10/13/2006 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
well dick-head I have 10 plus years on the job and know John very well. I worked for him in 011 and would work for him again. John is a stand up guy with stones, if there is dead weight in 033 he will find it and handle it!!! From what you say about him I know without question you are a dog ass.

well if you have over ten years on the job, worked in 011 and 189. Then we must know each other. A dog?? LOL..I won't insult you, but trust me, a dog NEVER. Franklin is a cunt. He does what he wants, but he has to look himself in the mirror. First of all he hates whitey and he's whiter than most white guys. In conclusion, ask the guys in 014 about the dik head (Franklin) and I did work for the cunt in 189. By the way I have 20 years on the job.

10/14/2006 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about the chief of detectives showing up at a crime scene and:

A) Telling the representative of the cook county medical examiners office that "You can't go in there, it's our crime scene".

That's funny!

10/14/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/13/06 5:48pm
the first two,funny as hell.the last one, based on circumstances of a incident, not really a bad thing.

10/14/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous doctor john watson said...

Maher is in desperate need of a makeover to compensate for her lack of experience and gross incompetence.

How about a deerstalker cap, a meerschaum pipe, a large magnifying glass and a pinkie ring?

I'd pass on the cape in favor of a Burberry trench coat.

Better yet, perhaps she should maintain a extremely low profile since she is the laughingstock of the Detective Division, if not the entire CPD.

In all fairness, Professor Moriarity believes she's an excellent choice for Chief of Detectives.

Yo, Maria! The game is afoot!

10/14/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit didn't exist before 1997?

PLEASE! They didn't call it merit but it existed and has always existed on the CPD. It was just called CLOUT.

They were a little more honest about it in those days.

10/14/2006 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Eddie King!! God rest his soul..One of the BEST bosses ever on this shitty job!!!!!

10/14/2006 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

biggest mistake of my career--bidding to 006

10/14/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Franklin when he was assigned to Narcotics as a Sgt, and he was a great boss. Even got out and bought dope as a boss on some tough spots we had to hit.
Most times, he was successful.
He had balls, and if you were a worker, he always had your back.
If you were a dog, you didn't get any scraps from the table. There are still a lot of us who feel the same way. We miss you in 189 John, it's awful here, but the old man has to leave soon, and we can't wait! We wish you well.
003 is lucky to have you, and your promotion is well deserved! Hope you can come back to 189, we need a boss like you. God bless!

10/14/2006 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw you lazy asses. Franklin has always been a fair guy to everyone who ever worked for him.
I don't know who you are, saying that Franklin "hates whitey." Franklin was fair to everybody, and I mean everybody. If you don't like the guy, ok. But don't go lying on the man, calling him a racist. I've never worked for anybody who was more fair than John. CONGRATS, JOHN, WELL DESERVED. I WOULD WORK FOR YOU ANYTIME, BUDDY!

10/14/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the good things in this post were written by Franklin himself. Thy King of Arrogance. From the kingdom of Blowhard.

10/15/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, all the good things about John were not written by him. I wrote an earlier comment, and for the race-baiters above, I am white. He is a fair man, and a hard worker, and without a doubt the real police.

10/15/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the white people in the 10th ward around Eddie V's house when he had the guard detail there and Franklin was assigned as the guard --he drove around the area and wrote parking tickets on all the white residents autos tell me he didnt hate white people and i have some property for sale at 5000 East 95th street for you.

10/15/2006 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trying to be diplomatic!! Not trying to be unfair to anyone's opinion. This is the first I've ever heard say anything good about Franklin. I have about 20 years on the job and you can bet throughout the 90's in 014 and narcotics Franklin was hated. He took his team to a martial art school one year and the instructor PURPOSELY used Franklin as a "dummy" to demonstrate street techniques. The instructor??? He's a sixth degree black belt and a Chicago Cop. If you guys like Franklin...NO disrespect, but guaranteed... he is hated by thousands.

10/15/2006 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why didnt doty(006)get promoted or get a lateral move?

10/15/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous 005th district desk dolly said...

Is Franklin that guy with a crewcut that is light skinned that was the Lt. of the midnight gang team? The guy always reminded me of a cherokee indian. Always as if he was on the hunt for something. Almost could picture the guy with warpaint on and yelling whooo, whooo...........

10/16/2006 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Fly on da wall said...

Regarding Franklin...

I was one of his supervisors when he was a PO in 004, and he was one of the guys who could always be counted on to do any job he was given, whether it was writing parking tickets or search warrants, and do it right.

He has now flown past me in the ranks, and I couldn't be happier for him. The department needs many more bosses like him...hard workers, who know the job, and do things right. After having been his boss, I would now serve under him in a heartbeat.

I guarantee that the people on this blog who are slamming him are mutts that had to either shape up or ship out when he came around.

To the 003rd District officers:

If you are a worker...congratulations on a gret new boss

If you are a dog...Watch Out!

10/16/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Tells it like it is said...

10/16 2:10:35AM That's so funny. But I think the guy that does go whooo, whooo is Ronnie Whoo Whoo from the Chicago Cubs. In all fairness, Lt. Franklin was an allright guy to the midnight gang team and area gun team but he did march to his own drum. Franklin would have been a good drummer, only problem, he was a beat off.

10/16/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/16/2006 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, Commander Franklin!
For those in the third district,
Workers rejoice. . . Dogs relocate.

10/16/2006 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmm I think Terry Williams got the spot because he is Terry Hilliards godson...and this was long in the making. If his head gets any bigger!!!!!

10/17/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Caluris that female Sgt. that was in charge of the crossing guards in 003 about 5 yrs ago? Any InFO ?

10/18/2006 09:49:00 AM  

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