Can You Say "Rule #14" Violation?
- Rule 14 - Making a false report, written or oral
And then we read this in the Sun Times Thursday:
- Risley gave a different account concerning tapes the Chicago Police obtained of conversations between Klipfel and a drug dealer who was a confidential informant. The tapes were part of the Chicago Police investigation of Klipfel.
In 2003, Risley said in a court deposition that he never had a copy of the tapes nor did he ever tell Miedzianowski he had a copy.
On the witness stand Wednesday, Risley acknowledged having a copy of them. And he admitted he had been secretly recorded as part of the federal government's investigation of Miedzianowski discussing the tapes with the crooked cop.
UPDATE: And in the Channel 7 report, the Superintendent certainly doesn't come off very well:
The superintendent told the jury he thought Medzianowski was an "average investigator" with an "attitude." He remembered how Medzianowski "would stare at you until you turned away. He did it to me a couple of times." But Cline also confirmed that when he evaluated Medzianowski he rated the officer at 96 and 97 on a scale of 100.
Cline also told attorney Sally Saltzberg that after he was promoted to Area 5 commander he filed two formal complaints against Medzianowski for allegedly stealing and passing on witness statements to gang members. Cline also testified that while he never heard back from the department's internal affairs division, the information he provided was eventually included in the federal case that convicted Medzianowski.
Oh. Ok then. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
UPDATE: The Risley in question retired a couple years back. Post amended.