Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Embarrassing Report Becomes Public

  • An audit the city kept secret for more than a decade shows the Chicago Police evidence warehouse was in such disarray in the 1990s that guns vanished from the facility and were later recovered from criminals.

    A federal judge last week lifted a protective order on the audit reports, which revealed the status of 133 guns was "undetermined" because of a failure to record the movement of evidence. Officials also could not account for nearly $7 million in drugs.

    The audit showed at least four confiscated handguns disappeared from the warehouse between 1991 and 1995, and were seized again in weapons and drug arrests on the South Side.

133 guns unaccounted for. $7 million dollars in dope. "Embarrassment" is a mild description of what happened at E&RPS back in the 1990's. No wonder they tried to keep this one under wraps. How many bosses and exempts were held accountable for this debacle?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the E&RPS scandal mentioned in the thread, one of my least favorite human beings and least favorite bosses was a Lieutenant there.

Unfortunately, he's retired.

If theres anything that can be done to shove a few things into his rectum and deny him his pension, Id cream in my jeans.

2/26/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Toby in charge back then?

2/27/2007 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just shocked. Afterall, everytime I've dealt with anyone at ERP&S, it has always been a professional & pleasant experience. In fact, I get downright gitty each & everytime I get the opportunity to go down there to pick up or return an item of evidence for a trial... just a shining example of police officers who really care about their jobs & love doing it. YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

2/27/2007 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toby was brought in to clean up the mess. He retired nearly 2 years ago. Not well liked but effective.

2/27/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Patrick Fitzgerald said...

I personally like the rocket scientist that bought a Rolls Royce with a check drawn from the credit union who worked at that time in ERPS. I don't know who is dumber, the million dollar baby or him.

2/27/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

again the exempts screwed up and nothing happens to them! they get big fat pensions and go away laughing while they get another big job like maurer who thinks he is general PATTON!

2/27/2007 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but here's a beauty: A man gets his car broken into, and gets his weapon stolen along with some personal items. Bad guy is caught, weapon recovered. Offenders charged accordingly. The CPD Area 3 gun/saturation/whatever theyr calling themselevs now team shows up at his door to arrest him for UUW. Problem: He's a federal corrections officer you morons. Sad display since everything was in the case report! Time to retread!!!

2/27/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HAVE BEEN TO ERPS EVERYTIME I DO A BLOOD AND URINE DUI KIT. WHAT A BOUNCH OF USELESS LAZY PIECES OF SHIT. THEY SHOULD ELIMINATE ERPS AND LET THE STATE POLICE RUN IT. AT LEAST THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL. AND TO THE FEMALE P.O. WHO GOT UPSET WHEN I BROUGHT IN A DUI KIT AT 0200HRS, GO F-YOURSELF.

2/27/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt Toby, it was before Toby. Ive heard bad stuff about him too but I know nothing personal

This guy was Irish and his middle name was or is Terence

Id LOOOVE to see them jam it in his moon

2/27/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:24. Some of the exempts are idiots, that is true. But quite a few of them are good police. Maurer stood up for the cops in 007 after all hell broke loose during a party in a park a few years ago. And he stated it to the press. That took balls, but every cop involved felt like they were backed up for what they did. He may have been alot of things, but he backed his troops. That counts for a hell of alot.

2/27/2007 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some years ago a bunch of guns that was recovered by the department was turn over to some National Guard General...would you believe that those same guns start poping up again all over the south side.....I remember the CR number and submitting a To/From Report....but never knew what the out come was of their investigation
it sort of faded away, like everything that has the finger prints of exempt rank people involved

2/27/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what exempts or supervisors will get in hot water for this one, NONE. It's Corruption City. Get used to it. Nothing happens to the Big People, just the little people in this City.

2/27/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous "the hawaiian" said...

IF I did it, the statute of limitations has since expired.

2/27/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: Where are all these damn "Badge Bunnies" I keep hearing about? Gaddam CPD recruiter lied to me....oh no wait, that was the army recruiter....

2/27/2007 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Badge Bunnies?

How new are you?

I thought they were "Star chasers".

2/27/2007 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God police? Since when do we call each other good police? You guys/gals watch way, way too much television. This is Chicago, not Hollwwood!

2/27/2007 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"good police", you theatrical buffoon.

2/28/2007 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whigham and Starks were in overall charge of ERPS at the time of the audit.

Lt. Joe Shields, CO of ERPS, went to Whigham and told him that his patronage hires of civilians and the PO s he was sending to work in ERPS would cause a scandal to break. Whigham told him he was wrong. Joe Shields put in a par form and went to a district.

The patronage hires came from the 7th and 8th wards and so did PO Smith.

When the audit was completed Hillard hid same from view even though the news media went to court to obtain same. Hillard lived across the street from Stroger.

The Chicago Police Department through the ERPS was the biggest supplier of guns and drugs in the City.

Whigham became the Chief of Staff for John Stroger and Starks the 1st Deputy with the help of Beavers.

2/28/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware the paycheck chasers that pose as star chasers

2/28/2007 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cpd has a lot of dogs on the job....more every day. POOCHS!

3/01/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allegations at that time were that, they moved ERPS from 26 and Cal, so that Whigham could us the line of BS tha tthe rodents gobbled up the drugs? And I know certain Dicks from A/5 were working on the loss of guns

3/03/2007 03:21:00 PM  

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