Saturday, March 24, 2007

Half Assed Reporting

  • Two people have filed a federal lawsuit alleging three Chicago Police officers duct taped and beat them earlier in the month.

    The plaintiffs also accuse the plainclothes officers of threatening both of them at gunpoint, and beating one plaintiff with a baseball bat and burning his body with a lighter.

    According to the five-count suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, one plaintiff, Tamira Smyth, was pulling into her garage on March 9 when two officers cut her car off, withdrew their guns and then handcuffed her. After leading her up to her apartment, they allegedly duct taped her hands and legs to a chair. The suit says the officers were constantly pointing their guns at her head.
  • The suit accused the unidentified officers of unlawful seizure, unlawful search, excessive force, battery and infliction of emotional distress.
We aren't sure if the officers are unidentified for certain legal reasons or they're unidentified because they are completely unknown - as in non-existent. This sounds like complete and utter BS and someone looking for a quick payout. Tying the victim to a chair? Beating with a baseball bat? Burned with cigarette lighters? Come on, this is a bad Hollywood script.

At least we know it can't be any unit with GPS in the cars.

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26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

also agree...sounds like total bs...BUT...aren't there legal sanctions against attorneys who file lawsuits, without doing the minimum of pre-filing investigation, to determine if the lawsuit is valid?...Sanctions, penalties, against the plaintiff's attorneys (assuming a complaint not supported by independent investigation)....the city's response?....

3/24/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What F#@#$# Bullshit !!!!!!!!
looking for a quick payday them Assholes.........

3/24/2007 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I confess. I did it. I was PMSing really bad that day. I knew I should have taken more than the recommended 2 Midols....

3/24/2007 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like some BS to me!

3/24/2007 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the papers, this is B.S. never once did she inform anyone when this was reported that the offenders were the police. It is a load of crap, dope dealers stuck up by dope dealers hoping to cash in. Look for them to get themselves arrested for false reports, or a quick million from the corp counsel.

3/24/2007 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this crap? They automatically say it was the police but yet they cannot prove it and they file a damn lawsuit?
They said they saw a blue & white squad car outside, that these "guys" were talking about districts, that these "guys" said they had to check in. And that alone proves they were the police? WTF!?!
I would hope to GOD that our PO's aren't that stupid with all this other nonsense going on the Dept.
Sounds like these two aren't legit!
Sounds like some street thugs got ahold of them and since they can't get $ out of street thugs, Hey What the Heck... let's say they were Police Officers. SIGH!!!!

3/24/2007 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like crap! It actually sounds like police impostures to me.

3/24/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They must have gotten some nice O.T. holding them for 14 hours. Sounds like someone was impersonating the police.

3/24/2007 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It did happen, but there is no proof that coppers are involved. Looks more like shithead on shithead violence.

3/24/2007 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no prints on the tape?

"UM....oh yeah. Day was wearin' gloveses, office."

3/24/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, NO.....It's true!!!!
Shortly thereafter, "the sky fell on her!"

Can't sue Chicken Little, why not Chicken Shit-City of Chicago!

I smell a nuisance pay-out.

OV

3/24/2007 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows the city always settles and the Police are always wrong. It is hoped that the city will make an acceptable offer before they look at it too closely. It might be worth it to hire The Boston Legal firm of Crane,Poole and Schmidt to fight some of these B.S. cases!!

3/24/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! i remember the police chased down, tied me up, drove a squad over me, threw me from a plane, pluging to the ground they shot me but i healed! WHAT BULLSHIT BUT THEN AGAIN WITH OUR WEAK MARA GEORGES LEADING THE CORP COUNSEL. AND PAYING ALL THE CLOUT ATT. WHO HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO PRACTICE LAW BUT KNOW HOW TO GIVE ALL OUR MONEY AWAY TO ANYONE LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

3/24/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also agree...sounds like total bs...BUT...aren't there legal sanctions against attorneys who file lawsuits, without doing the minimum of pre-filing investigation, to determine if the lawsuit is valid?...Sanctions, penalties, against the plaintiff's attorneys (assuming a complaint not supported by independent investigation)....the city's response?....

Yes that's why the Corp Counsel will only offer them one million, that will teach them!

3/24/2007 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sanctions are very hard to obtain. Judges rarely award them.

3/24/2007 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geg Kulis is a Piece of SHIITE lawyer who is representing these MUTTS. He makes his living on nuisence suits against the City. He used to be with the Corp Counsel.
About 10-15 yrs ago, he represented someone who was suing me. At my deposition on financial disclosure he thought I was holding back on my assets. He thought I owned a boat (I DID NOT) because I had a shirt w/ a sailboat on it. He kept pushing the point.
He'll take any offer the city gives him before the trial.
2nd; No way did the POLICE do this to his MUTT clients.

3/24/2007 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought! Can we start suing citizens for every fuck up they make? Like next arrest if he/she struggles i may fall down go IOD and then sue them but only if they own something i want! Would that work?

3/24/2007 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"also agree...sounds like total bs...BUT...aren't there legal sanctions against attorneys who file lawsuits, without doing the minimum of pre-filing investigation, to determine if the lawsuit is valid?...Sanctions, penalties, against the plaintiff's attorneys (assuming a complaint not supported by independent investigation)....the city's response?...."

Guess who does the initial investigation for these hacks? Yup, OPS, IAD or the field sgt. Any time a lawsuit is filed against the department, the supes legal counsel, looks to see if there was a CR investigation and it's discoverable. If not they get the ball rolling. Great system HUH!

3/24/2007 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the lady out, she has a prior history of criminal fraud charges being brought in federal court. Looks like 8 counts but also appears that she got off for some reason.

3/24/2007 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONCE I GOT A TICKET WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER AND THE POLICEMAN WAS TOUGH BUT PROFESSIONAL.HE KIND OF SCARED ME AND DID I ONCE THINK OF SUING.NO.HE MORE THAN LIKELY SAVED ME FROM GETTING MORE TICKETS, SAVED ME FROM DRIVING LIKE A FOOL AND PROBABLY SAVED MYSELF FROM AN ACCIDENT. F ALL THOSE THAT SUE

3/24/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"show me the Money" is the new mantra cried out as city hall is an open door to free money thanks to the lazy asswipe aldercreatures who are spineless sheep under daley. the master tells the slaves what to do and they listen and respond!

3/24/2007 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to confess to clear up my inner feelings.
I taped the people to the chairs and burned them with a lighter. They deserved it, they were republicans and didn't believe in global warming!
Al Gore

3/25/2007 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like this little group rip off another dope dealer and these Dope Dealing "FAKE COPS" used some tactical procedures to recover their losses.

I bet each and every one of them have nice long rap sheets including narcotic arrests.

3/25/2007 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Is that true, this person will just get an automatic payment from the City w/o proof, I would imagine she should be able to I.d. these two. Didnt anyone hear her scream or notice this police car in the alley w/o a driver? I thought in these neighborhoods, everyone watch everyone else.

3/25/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close family member is a former Asst. Corp. Counsel. He stated that if you slip on the ice, or fall down drunk on your face, you can appear at a hospital ER alledging you got trimmed by unknown police officers. A report will be made, a CR obtained, and despite the allegation being fabricated you can easily get a settlement of between five and ten thousand dollars. Do you know why? I'll tell you why. The female white Oprah watching, Serpico believing asswipes holed up in the suburbs believe we have nothing to do but plant dope on Tyrese and crack skulls with impunity. Makes me embarrassed to be white, but never embarrassed to be the police.

3/25/2007 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just a thought! Can we start suing citizens for every fuck up they make? Like next arrest if he/she struggles i may fall down go IOD and then sue them but only if they own something i want! Would that work?

3/24/2007 05:50:00 PM

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SURE YA CAN!!! BUT WHAT ARE GOING TO GET FROM A GUY THAT YOU ALREADY PAY MONEY TO? REMEMBER THAT SHITBIRD MOST LIKELY GETS A FIRST OF DA MONFF CHECK (SSI)

3/26/2007 01:20:00 AM  

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