Scandal in Waiting
The Chicago Police Department has begun reviewing whether officers have been properly executing search warrants.
In the first wave of audits, 39 search warrants were checked to see if they were filled out according to department rules.
In auditing the first of the search warrants that will be checked, inspectors focused on 39 warrants obtained in July by the city's gang and gun teams.
Twenty-five led to arrests and 33 resulted in seized property.
We'd like to know if the Supreme Court strikes down various municipal gun laws as unconstitutional, would the owners of these now legal handguns be entitled to restitution and replacement of hundreds, if not thousands of guns, confiscated under the old system? It'd be more than a little ironic if Chicago and Mayor Daley ended up buying thousands of guns for people wronged under unconstitutional seizures, illegal search warrants and improper procedural errors.