Hey John and Pat!!
We guess we can figure out exactly where the media goes when they want to get the opinions of real working police officers. And it isn't your site:
- The Daily Southtown -"An 8th (Chicago Lawn) district unit was not dispatched to Durkin Park until after another police unit from outside the district inquired over the radio about a possible disturbance at the park," the OEMC release said.
Ruiz said he didn't know who that other officer was or how he knew about the fight. He referred questions to the police department, but police spokesman Monique Bond said she could not provide any more information Wednesday afternoon.
Several anonymous posts on a local police blog say the first officer to arrive was a patrolman on special assignment in the Gresham District who got a phone call from a family member at the scene, pleading for help because no police were there.
- Channel 2 - On the Second City Cop blog, which is written by Chicago Police officers, some have objected to the release of the list, saying it was not appropriate to expose complaints that are found to be without merit. Under the plan to release the list, "The mere fact that a complaint was filed means you are guilty, guilty, guilty. How are we supposed to be disciplined 'meaningfully' if the complaint was without merit in the first place?" a Second City Cop blogger wrote.