Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's Grau - Part II

Of course, if we're wrong, we're sure everyone here will remind us constantly for months on end:
  • Chief-of-Patrol Charles Williams is the favorite to replace retiring Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline, but one-on-one interviews with Mayor Daley this week could alter the odds, City Hall sources said Monday.

    In 1998, then-Deputy Supt. Charles Ramsey went into the interview process as the front-runner, only to have Daley choose Terry Hillard. It happened after the mayor and Hillard developed a comfort level during multiple interviews.

Hopefully, Fran Spielman has just administered the "Superintendent Sweepstakes Kiss of Death" to the "front runner" and we can all get back to contract talks and Mette issues.

Oh, and Fran? There is no Chief of Patrol anymore. There isn't even a Patrol Division. We're all Bureaus now and Williams is a Deputy Superintendent.

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Anonymous more on mike mette said...

Who's Grau? (yawn)

Check today's Dubuque newspaper and comments from Dubuquers that follow:

www.thonline.com

7/19/2007 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy from New York will get the job. Daley wants to look like he is washing his hands of the Chicago political establishment given he wants to get the Olympics. If he appoints the guy from New York, Daley will be able to bring in a police corruption fighter. Williams and Grau look like the same old Chicago political hacks.

An interesting question is how the City and the FOP will respond in contract negotiations to address both sides concerns and what role the new Supt. will play. Both parties have alot at stake. If the City wants give backs it should cost them Benjamins.

7/19/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is grau or williams at my level (blue Shirt) with morale in the gutter who the fuck cares! Will they make the dept better? probably not as daley has the puppet strings and like good little boys they obey their master!

7/19/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree that Grau will get the top spot.

Grau is a team player that will do what Da Mayor wants him to do. He's also respected by the other bosses. Charlie Williams would side with the reverends and throw his troops under the bus if anything controversial happens, which it always does. Morale would sink even lower (if that's possible), close to a complete work-stoppage if Williams gets the spot. Nobody likes this guy.

If Da Mayor wants to keep a tight reign on the police department and keep some hope alive for improvement in morale, Grau is the obvious (and 'only') choice.

7/19/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WAS AT THE HEALTH CLUB THE OTHER DAY AND RAN INTO TWO SUBURBAN POLICE CHIEFS THAT BORDER CHICAGO AND DEAL WITH THE CPD AND HERE IS WHAT THEY SAID " WE ALL HOPE ITS GRAU".

7/19/2007 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
You made the Daily Southtown:
http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/475140,191NWS3.article

Posted on Honorable Star Blog:
http://honorablestar.blogspot.com/


Second City Sarge:
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=35159315&postID=3783194354987390604

7/19/2007 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Cares!

7/19/2007 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

patriol division ---Patrol bureau
tomatoe -- tomaato
pattaato ---potatoe
I remember back in the 70 and 80s, a new order would come out changing radio call numbers, basically for the sake of changing them. example detectives went from being 8416 to 7416, while youth div. went from 7416 to 8416.
This would affect dets. youth, canine, sog etc. but at least then they all responded to in progress calls. A burglary or youth or even an E.T. would fight you for a gun pinch. Now mass transit units call for a beat car to handle a dist.. The star says '"Chicago Police", handle it.

7/19/2007 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tribune coverage of the OPS Plan Very Weak:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070719police-investigations,1,1830758.story?coll=chi-newsroom-hed

7/19/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We are very excited about Ilana Rosenzweig. I think the must exciting this is she has done this before," said Andre Grant, OPS search committee.

Isn't this the attorney who sues the City of Chicago all the time on ALLEGED POLICE MISCONDUCT?

7/19/2007 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn SCC,
You are all over the media today:
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.
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_200073818.html

7/19/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know that 95 percent of them (police) do a great job. But if that 5 percent give you a bad name, then you have to be able to correct it, and I believe those names should become public," said Alderman Ray Suarez.


Please take note of what our elected officials say and think about us,very useful at election time. FOP needs to evaluate who gets endorsements based upon statements,voting patterns,etc.

7/19/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to be one of the most biased pieces of journalism I have ever seen:
http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_200073818.html

They play the Abbate/Jeffersonian Videotapes while commenting about police misconduct. This is unreal.

7/19/2007 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Brookins really sounds like an educated,articulate man,NOT...This guy speaks worse than my toddler.

Yet,he is going to dictate city policy.

7/19/2007 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad car apparently rear-ended on Stevenson
July 19, 2007 - A squad car appears to have been rear-ended in an accident on the Stevenson near First Avenue.

The crash occurred on the eastbound side of the expressway.

State police say they have not received any reports of injuries, but did not have any information as to which department the car belongs to.

7/19/2007 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley Reaches Out to Los Angeles to Reform Chicago Police Department.

Daley appointed Los Angeles attorney Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig to be the chief administrator of the new OPS.


Rosenzweig, 38, has spent the last six years as attorney for the Office of Independent Review, which provides independent oversight over the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and its 15,000 sworn officers and professional staff.

7/19/2007 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY SHOULD/ HOW IS GRAU QUALIFIED? PLEASE DON'T GIVE ME THE B.S. OF "HE'S A NICE GUY/HE'S A GENTLEMAN" SOMEBODY PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON WHY HE SHOULD LEAD US.

7/19/2007 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am willing to wager that,Los Angeles attorney Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig OPS's new chief administrator will last less than one year in the position.

Da Mayor made a brilliant strategic move by bringing in an outsider to clean up the mess. With all the upcoming scandals about to surface "the outsider" will delegate discipline, insulating Da Mayor from the fallout.

OPS will now be tasked with many of the "dirty jobs" removing the Superintendent from the fallout too.

After the mess is sorted through and the house is considered clean she will leave Chicago with a major resume enhancement and the title of "Reformer of the CPD"

This little arrangement also appeases the community groups and the leftist anti-police crowd. They now have an "independent outsider" metting out discipline.

Expect an announcement of the new Superintendent shortly. A further deluge of exempt retirements and an entire restructuring of the CPD.

It is definitely a transitional time to be a Chicago copper.

Cummulatively totalled, this could be as big as Mayor Richard J. Daley's O.W. Wilson.

7/19/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question really is, who in their right mind would want to be Superintendent?

I would think that the Mayor would have to sell the job to any worthwhile candidate.

7/19/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REPLACEMENT STARS

We all know of the many problems with the new stars that the Department issued to our members: numbers and letters falling out, flattening of stars, plated finish wearing off. An officer notified the Lodge that he was seeking a replacement star from personnel because his star was missing several letters and numbers. He was advised that he needed to submit a money order or cashiers check in the amount of $12.00.

Officers, this star is Department property. You should not pay for a replacement. You would not pay for a car wash or oil change for your squad car, so why would the Department expect you to pay to replace a defective star. Please contact the Lodge if you are in this situation or have already surrendered money for a star that is owned by the Department.

7/19/2007 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just another puppet for the master to play with....all hail KING RICH!!!!!!!!

7/19/2007 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles Williams for Superintendent
Hiram Grau 1st Deputy
Maria Maher Deputy Supt BIS

7/19/2007 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MR. New York will get it!!!

7/19/2007 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that the CPD Star magazine has been offline and out of production for close to the last year?

http://www.cpdstar.org/

7/19/2007 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all Bureaus, that fits, and we are now all Bureaucrats!

I used to be a policeman.

7/19/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How would Ray Suarez like a few things published about him??? He's got secrets too? I have a friend with stories that would curl your hair. Problem is, Suarez knows she's the only one that knows.

7/19/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go NEW YORK!!!!!

7/19/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie, WOLF PACKS DON'T WORK!!!!! NO ONE REALLY DOES THEM!!!! THEY ARE A JOKE TO EVERYONE!!
Stick to what you know.....Sitting in an office for decades and dreaming up ways to fuck people (who aren't connected).

7/19/2007 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles Williams for Superintendent
Hiram Grau 1st Deputy
Maria Maher Deputy Supt BIS

7/19/2007 08:00:00 PM

Not a chance.

Williams-
McKotter-
Grau-

7/19/2007 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy from New York will get the job. Daley wants to look like he is washing his hands of the Chicago political establishment given he wants to get the Olympics. If he appoints the guy from New York, Daley will be able to bring in a police corruption fighter. Williams and Grau look like the same old Chicago political hacks.



Send me your email-- Ill bet you my check on the 1st against your ONE dollar-- NEVER happen.

7/20/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A burglary or youth or even an E.T. would fight you for a gun pinch."

Bull! Not these lies again. Save these stories for the retiree breakfast.Please

7/20/2007 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams couldn't even bother to get a degree from Lewis. We'd be the laughingstock of police departments around the world.

7/20/2007 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feeding frenzy this is creating within the connected clout circles is a great spectacle to behold.

Everyone is preparing and lining up their horses in anticipation of the new regime.

7/20/2007 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7/20/2007 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad car apparently rear-ended on Stevenson
July 19, 2007 - A squad car appears to have been rear-ended in an accident on the Stevenson near First Avenue.

The crash occurred on the eastbound side of the expressway.

State police say they have not received any reports of injuries, but did not have any information as to which department the car belongs to.

The squad contained two on-duty Cook County Sheriff's Police Detectives who were rear ended by a Cadillac driven by someone busy on the phone or otherwise oblivious to the vehicles in front of him which had slowed down. The officers sustained non-life threatning injuries and will be off for a bit.

7/20/2007 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be the guy from New York...........like it or not my brothers....its a whole new day..........

7/20/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look for Cynthia White as a come-from-behind winner to be First Deputy.

7/20/2007 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York man WILL get the job. He's the most qualified without clout. Watch all others get pissed when they don't get made cause of this. "Top heavy" Retirements will be left and right.
Lot's of changes could happen too....

7/20/2007 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the code of the Democratic Party from old man Daly himself. "We don't want nobody nobody sent"

7/20/2007 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Has anyone noticed that the CPD Star magazine has been offline and out of production for close to the last year?

As I recall a F/2 Sgt [now LT] "re-invented" the Star magazine and got award of Merit and merit promotion. Not bad Lt. Com-roacho, for putting out a boss cheering section sratch-sheet. It was on-line only a short while after the printed copies disappeared from existance. About the same as the FOP newsletter, only pictures of jowl-face Dona-fool posing like hes a winner. Have another pizza and hopefully the BIG gripper for desert.

7/21/2007 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/21/2007 01:30:00 AM

She's a F/4 (WH) and she was not a merit promotee. She was straight-up #55 on the list. I landed near her. She is a bitch, and she'll make you a gelding in a blink of an eye if she's given a chance, but she's smart too. She was not merit. Sorry to disappoint you.

7/21/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have your facts straight before you talk crap about people. You are wrong on many counts. The LT. is not merit, she made it on her own. She is not white, but Hispanic and probably the smartest woman on this job. She never got any awards for the Star Magazine nor was she responsible for the on line version of it. Too bad you have to talk BS about her, I’m sure that many of us like me loved the magazine and looked forward to seeing each issue. She did a great job for us and has even done study groups for detectives, sergeants and lieutenants. However, I do agree with the other poster who said she is a bitch and will castrate you in a second if you give her the chance. So big mouth, go tell her to her face the shit you posted and let us know so we can watch the gelding you dumb cockroach.

7/22/2007 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do so many of you bad mouth others???? Lt. Comache has not been affiliated with the Star Magazine since it was last in print over two years ago. I personally loved the Star and have saved every copy. It was not a rag about the bosses, it was about us and I remember the Awards and what people got them for and the blue light section that had stories about every district and unit. I remember everyone reading the Magazine and taking home copies. If she got a merit award and was promoted merit, then that was someone who deserved it. Now we have SCC to tell our stories, but they are not the same happy stories about our families and what we have been up to, now it is all about bitching, complaining, snitching and bad mouthing each other. Thanks for what you do SCC, but I loved the Star Magazine much better, hope it comes back. Thanks Lt. Comache, where ever you are.

7/22/2007 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/22/2007 12:23:00 AM

She did win the award of merit for her work on the BS police magazine which was only a vehicle to get her promoted. She was an embaressment to be among those receiving an award at the police recognition ceremony along side those who did actual police work and put their lives on the line. If she is the smartest female in the department then we are in serious trouble. She treated people like shit when she was in the academy, i can't imagine anything has changed. What do nothing inside job is she doing now?

7/22/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey stupid, the award of merit is NOT for putting your life on the line. Maybe you should look it up before you talk all of your shit. You are the embarrassment when you talk shit out of your mouth and ass you don’t even know the shit you are talking about.

I also know for a fact that she was NOT merit promoted. I’m sure that if you ask to see her score she will gladly show it to you and all. And you are right, with stupid cockroaches like you we are all in trouble.

7/22/2007 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An embarrassment, what is an embarrassment is that the Award of Merit is won just about every year by exempts from headquarters or someone who works at headquarters. So if someone won the award who was not an exempt and did not work at headquarters, my hat off to her. Look up the award, it has nothing to do with putting your life on the line of duty as you say. Get your facts straight, you are the embarrassment, talking about something you obviously know nothing about.

7/22/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey stupid, the award of merit is NOT for putting your life on the line. Maybe you should look it up before you talk all of your shit. You are the embarrassment when you talk shit out of your mouth and ass you don’t even know the shit you are talking about."

Ok, Stupid, I never said the award for merit was for putting your life on the line, what I said was it was an embarassment to put the recognition of the award in the same category as those who had put their life on the line. I have no problem with them giving the award for running the high school paper, but present it at the monthly ceremony or in a small gathering in the Sup's office. For them to put up the award winners picture next to those who won the Lambert Tree or Valor award is an insult to those award winners. Maybe they could have published the picture in the Police Star magazine, oh, I forgot, I don't think that is around anymore.

Second I never said anyone was merit promoted. I could care less what the scores were, we all know how "legit" the testing process in the city is. And yes, I bet if asked, she would tell what her score was. That would still not change how someone treats people. Intelligence alone does not make leaders.

I will end her so you can go back to your phonics exercises, the GED test is coming up again and maybe this time you will pass.

7/23/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will end her so you can go back to your phonics exercises, the GED test is coming up again and maybe this time you will pass.


Is there anymore you want to say HERE about you and your IQ?????

7/24/2007 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope Grau gets the job. He is a much better choice then Williams. We will be screwed with Williams, just watch and see. Williams just keeps coming up with crazy ideas just to get his name out there. Ever sit at roll call and see memos from him, most are written in a threathing manner.

7/24/2007 02:21:00 PM  

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