Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Old News is New Again

When your circulation is dropping, your ad revenues plummeting and your entire industry is circling the sewer like a particularly nasty turd on the way down, PLUS you don't know one day to the next if you won't be out in the real world trying to actually earn a living with a worthless J-school diploma, we suppose recycling old stories looks like a good thing at first.

This gem from the Slum Times Monday:
  • New Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis will take a "hard, close look" at taking further action against an officer suspended after a surveillance camera captured him beating a man handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair, a police spokeswoman says.
A case that has already been adjudicated before the State's Attorney, a judge, a previous Superintendent and heard before the Police Board. We won't make any judgments as to how a conclusion was reached, but it was reached and a two year unpaid suspension was the end result.

The fact that this entire finished and finalized investigation can be reopened at a whim should be more than a little disturbing to everyone. It's politics writ large and it looks like this is going to be the "test" case that will set the tone for the new regime. We're also assuming that the officer will appeal any further action based on the fact that he, too, signed off on the punishment and the agreement in place has standing in a court of law.

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97 Comments:

Anonymous HATER said...

DONT WORRY JODY HAS TO SAY HES GOING TO DO SOMETHING.

IT WOULD COLLAPSE THE GRIEVANCE SYSTEM IF HE SCREWED WITH IT.

THEY LOOKED LIKE LOVE TAPS TO ME.

THE FUNNY THING IS THE CITY WANT THE CONTRACT TO SATE THEY CAN SUSPEND US FOR LONGER THAN A YEAR. I GUESS THEY DO THAT ALREADY, DID I MISS WHAT WE GOT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT!

1/22/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

the officer followed the process put in place by department and the police board gave 2 year suspension. the board's decision means officer goes back to work in apr-2008. now they want to reopen an investigation-- reopen what-- its been settled. but we all know that the city does whatever they want anyway. who cares what the law says or the contract says. good luck bill-- got your back 100 percent.

1/22/2008 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if 1969 riot footage will soon pop up!

1/22/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weiss isn't fooling around folks. He means business. Business as usual in the CPD is over. If you are a good cop you don't have to worry. If you are a bad cop then you have to worry.

1/22/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, SCC, while your point that this whole incident has already been investigated and adjudicated is a valid one, your assertion that the Sun-Times is just recycling an old story is not. The NEW story is that the NEW superintendent is taking a look at an OLD incident. If that officer had not slept through the class about how to deal with an ignorant passive resistor, the media wouldn't have the opportunity (once again) to publicize this regretful behavior. We don't need the Sun-Times to make us look ridiculous, we make ourselves look ridiculous.

1/22/2008 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ASA should have prosecuted him from the get go with a felony and he would have been fired. Now everyone has to pay the price for the politics that were involved at the beginning. Beating a man in a wheel chair with a "Sap?" Come on, do you think he should be a police officer?

1/22/2008 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck the media..and dont be pussies write them when they are illegally parked etc use the pen..the same tool they use against us...FUCK THE MEDIA THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS..i repeat THE MEDIA IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

1/22/2008 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about the front page of how cops do things others don't

make high risk traffic stops
enter apts and homes and
respond to stupid bs that can get one killed.

1/22/2008 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody, blow me.

1/22/2008 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now Double Jeopardy doesn't apply to us either, huh?

1/22/2008 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired P.O. I enjoy reading the blog and know now why I retired. In reference to the Scum-times article, this morning on the Don Wade and Roma Show, Roma stated that the other "Police Officers" who watched the incident should be suspended. If she would have looked closer she would have observed that the others in Uniform were Hospital Security. A question for the class here, "Double Jepoardy" does it not apply to Police?

1/22/2008 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, "double jeopardy" doesnt apply to US. Look what they did to the LA
coppers w/the R.King beef.
And that was a Republican crew that screwed those guys..........

1/22/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous dago on the job said...

Ah Bill, havent u & our people been thru enough!!!

1/22/2008 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis said he's gonna take a long, hard look at those four guys from S.O.S. He said where there's smoke thers's fire.

1/22/2008 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the size of the Times lately? It's about the size of a high school paper.

1/22/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police board made a decision. Isn't that decision final?

1/22/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no rights as a cop. You can be punished on hearsay.

1/22/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ASA should have prosecuted him from the get go with a felony and he would have been fired. Now everyone has to pay the price for the politics that were involved at the beginning. Beating a man in a wheel chair with a "Sap?" Come on, do you think he should be a police officer?

Are you kidding me troll? we can't get someone charged who shoots someone unless they are on their death bed, but you want someone charged for hitting a combative subject with a sap? he had to shackle his legs, that in itself tells you he was a problem from jumpstreet; once the shackles were on it should have been over though. He is an idiot and should have been fired but they decided otherwise and gave him a 2 yr. suspension, that's about $144,000 penalty, more than anyone else pays. To re-open it now after it was settled is a definite double jeopardy issue.

1/22/2008 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT!!!!!THE SUN TIMES IS A NEWSPAPER I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A COMIC BOOK SINCE EVERYTHING IS MADE UP

1/22/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I GUESS THEY DO THAT ALREADY, DID I MISS WHAT WE GOT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT!

1/22/2008 12:37:00 AM

You'll get nothing and like it!!

1/22/2008 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice the 3 security guards standing there? When was the last time that a stabbing "victim" required the attention of 3 security guards and a police officer? I don't know the whole story but something stinks here.

1/22/2008 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG let it go media!

1/22/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jody Weiss isn't fooling around folks. He means business. Business as usual in the CPD is over. If you are a good cop you don't have to worry. If you are a bad cop then you have to worry.

1/22/2008 01:35:00 AM

Ok your hair is all in place, business is over wtf! Are all the fatass clout exempts being dumped? Guess not next question!

1/22/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sorry, SCC, while your point that this whole incident has already been investigated and adjudicated is a valid one, your assertion that the Sun-Times is just recycling an old story is not. The NEW story is that the NEW superintendent is taking a look at an OLD incident. If that officer had not slept through the class about how to deal with an ignorant passive resistor, the media wouldn't have the opportunity (once again) to publicize this regretful behavior. We don't need the Sun-Times to make us look ridiculous, we make ourselves look ridiculous.

1/22/2008 02:12:00 AM

No kid it is an old story the scumtimes just wants to stir up more shit! Cozzi was/is a good copper, what else happened that was not shown on that bullshit tape? Who gave the tape to screw over the copper?

1/22/2008 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weiss isn't fooling around folks. He means business. Business as usual in the CPD is over. If you are a good cop you don't have to worry. If you are a bad cop then you have to worry.

1/22/2008 01:35:00 AM

Therein lies that problem....what exactly is a good cop? Obviously, a thief is a bad cop. And a cop who pulverizes people for shits and giggles is a bad cop. But a good cop used to be respected at the least, and perhaps feared. It kept us SAFE. Is a fair yet heavy-handed cop a bad cop now, or a criminal? I mean fair is fair. If little homie can call me every name in the book as I try to save his neighborhood from HIM, can I tell an inspector exacctly what I think next time I'm written becaseu I have project mud on my boots? Notice I said little homie. His older brothers know better. I wonder why...

1/22/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill is a good guy.He'd give you the shirt off his back.His intentions were good, he just went about it the wrong way. At his party he was visibily scared to death of going to jail! Who wouldn't be? But the fact remains that under the old system he was punished ,did his time off and now the new regime wants to try and fire him?! What wasn't said either was that the hosp. security had asked him to help because the guy was drunk and hit one of the hosp staff. Did anyone notice you didn't see that in the tape? Good luck Bill! I hope everything works out.

1/22/2008 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the ass wipe who thinks Bill should have been fired from the start, screw you. You don't know Bill. He's a great person, great cop and deserves to come back. If you don't know him, shut the fuck up asshole. He probably does more work in one hour then you've done your whole career.

1/22/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesnt that officer just say he didnt know anything????? just like the pimp on the 5th floor always says

1/22/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the CPD has no double jeopardy, automatic felony upgrade, no due process, we have less rights then citizens. An unfair trial due the media blast.

1/22/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's news because they got their hands on the video.

The City always wanted to fire him. The PB disagreed (Carney dissented, and said he should be fired.)

The City already has an appeal pending in the Circuit Court.

What Weis is saying is nothing new. He's just reacting to the headline by saying that the City will fight to fire him. But the City's already fighting to fire him.

His best hope is that the judge hearing the case isn't swayed by the headlines, and the new pressure likely to be brought on him by the City.

Those judges have a pretty good record on this. They are more likely to overturn a decision against an officer than the other way around. They understand that a man's career should not be shot to hell by headlines.

This officer had a stellar career, and one very bad day. Sure, he screwed up big time that day. But he got two years off, and apologized. Judges do understand that people who screw up once should be given another chance. Here's hoping this judge understands that.

1/22/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ASA should have prosecuted him from the get go with a felony and he would have been fired. Now everyone has to pay the price for the politics that were involved at the beginning. Beating a man in a wheel chair with a "Sap?" Come on, do you think he should be a police officer?

1/22/2008 02:16:00 AM

____________I THINK HE SHOULD BE A BOSS ACTUALLY!! THE GUY WAS IN THE WHEEL CHAIR BECAUSE HE WAS A DRUNK PISS BUM. NOT BECAUSE HE WAS CRIPPLED. AND IF THOSE LOSER SECURITY GUARDS COULD HANDLE THEIR JOB THEY WOULDNT HAVE TO CALL CPD TO DEAL WITH THE SHIT. THEY WERE JUST STANDING THERE WITH THEIR THUMBS UP THEIR ASSES, KINDA LIKE THE BOSSES ON THIS JOB WHILE HE DEALT WITH THE DRUNK.

1/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weiss isn't fooling around folks. He means business. Business as usual in the CPD is over. If you are a good cop you don't have to worry. If you are a bad cop then you have to worry.

Yeah business as usual is over thats why he is allegedly hiring the former head of CTA security to run IAD. Another true "outsider" hired by Daley. Nothing changes but the names. Same circus different ringmaster.

1/22/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing positive applies to the police. We are expected to take a beating with no retalitation, never get angry, not be too soft, not be too stern, have no emotion, show emotion, and do it all for less pay and benefits because it is a privelege to protect and serve.

Bunch of bullshit.

Follow Cincinatti, work to the rules. When it's their collective dumb asses getting shot/raped/robbed etc. they will come crying for "tougher law and order".

1/22/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it they only want to open cases where the officer has no juice. In the mean time numerous white shirt commit sexual assaults yet nothing happens, because is to busy covering for them.

1/22/2008 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Omama was a little shaken when Rezkos name came up yesterday at the debate. Daley people are trying to keep this out of the news along with the courts until after Nov 5 as we all know Rezko's case is due in court after Nov 5(wonder WHY? )

1/22/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is at fault for this mess? Well this idiot cop who repeatedly punched the imbecile in a wheel chair is at fault. It's not the media who is making us cops look bad, it is our own. Whether it's JA who got drunk and killed two people, this idiot copper or Abate, it's some of us who are making all of us look bad. Case in point, about ten coppers got involved in a domestic. A young copper comes over and insults the father and tells him to "shut up you animal, you live like an animal and so you'll be treated like one".

The best advice I can give to people is live your life both professionally and when you are off work as if a camera is monitoring your every move. A lot of people don't like us and if we do something wrong, they will send that tape to Carol Marin and then your ass is toast.

1/22/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun Times can always put Finigan on the cover-that sells papers pretty well.

1/22/2008 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double jeopardy is not in play here. He was found guilty and given 18 months supervision. The non injured wheel chair bound moron was not hurt. I do not condone what he did but I am telling you he was happy to get his 125k and a walk. The only reason this is up is that a certain aldercreature running in an upcoming race leaked it to the media and they got the video via the freedom of information act. So he could play it up for his upcoming loss in the upcoming election.

The officer was wrong for what he did and has brought this on all himself but he did go thru the process and he should be allowed to come back.

Stay safe All

1/22/2008 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey asshat it was 1968 riots u dont know shit

1/22/2008 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue is not double jeopardy, the issue is one of sovereigns. While it is true that the Cook County S/A, on behalf of the State of Illinois, prosecuted this police officer, it is not true that this very same police officer could not be prosecuted at the federal level. The very same deeds or actions this officer performed could be used to prosecute a federal question-perhaps civil rights violations. The Constitutional protections against double jeopardy would attach to neither the resulting prosecution, nor the resulting conviction. Still want to kill all the lawyers? What would you people do without them?

1/22/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous AgentOrange said...

First off, isn't the Department doing everything it possibly can? They're appealing the Police Board's decision to merely suspend Cozzi. What else is there? What other action could the police department possibly take?

The only thing that makes this newsworthy is the fact that the video was just recently obtained by the Sun Times. Now that there's video, it must be timely news.

BTW, Cozzi's not the sharpest tool in the shed. I worked with him several years ago. Seems to me, when I first heard the story two years ago, I thought the incident would be much worse. When I saw the video, I realized the guy was being an asshole and wouldn't shut up. Cozzi was just poking him a bit. Not worth much more than the $125K they settled it for.

1/22/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were me on the tape then I would have just put in my papers and left. I hope this guy decides to just try another career and aviod further embaressment to himself and his family.

1/22/2008 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FUNNY THING IS THE CITY WANT THE CONTRACT TO SATE THEY CAN SUSPEND US FOR LONGER THAN A YEAR. I GUESS THEY DO THAT ALREADY, DID I MISS WHAT WE GOT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT!

1/22/2008 12:37:00 AM

I don't think it's anywhere in the contract. It was a deal that was presented to the P.O to avoid jail and/or felony charges. He pled guilty to misdemeanor battery.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

1/22/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People! If J-Fed reopens the case it is NOT double jeopardy. The criminal case is complete. It would be the administrative case that is reopened.

However, the G could look into civil rights violations and charge him in federal court. Seeing as the state court signed off on the case, I bet it is unlikely that the G will waste the resources.

1/22/2008 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous how about it said...

i'm moving out to cary
hey squad have a car pick me up at the metra

1/22/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will only be here for 1 1/2 years thats it

1/22/2008 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jody Weiss isn't fooling around folks. He means business. Business as usual in the CPD is over. If you are a good cop you don't have to worry. If you are a bad cop then you have to worry.

1/22/2008 01:35:00 AM"

WHAT YOU MEANT TO SAY IF YOUR A CLOUTED UP W/JUICE NO WORRIES,IF YOU HAVE NO POLITICAL CONNECTIONS & STEP ON YOUR DICK, YOU LOOKING @ BEING FIRED& HEAVY PRISON TIME IF J-FED CAN MAKE IT SO...

1/22/2008 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does society keep picking on Italian guys? If these guys were some ghetto rappers, women would be falling all over themselves to meet them.
Why doesnt the media show the sex tape(w/a minor mind u) over & over of that singer thats getting ready to go on trial(one of these years)?

1/22/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

tomorrow's headlines:

Jody Weiss asked to review 1897 CPD Saloon Showdown

Click to see images on microfiche!

1/22/2008 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wc is prbably the littlest p.o. on the dept. he wouldn't hurt an ant. what a fuck-n joke that was to put him through that b.s. once again stop doin police work. jp are you listening this guy wrote all kinds of dui's does nice work enuf is enuf thanks for bein their for us i'm sure you'll do us proud.

1/22/2008 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come the beating that the CFD paramedic gave that guy a few years ago at the South Side Hospital, never hit the newspapers. Heard the case was quietly settled. And the video disposed of.

1/22/2008 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I just hand out reports and nothing else. Just do what you are required to do and nothing proactive. Save your house, savings and your ass.
Screw the city, media, make believe reverends and, the security guards at norwegain. Bunch of fat ass do nothing slobs..

1/22/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha a felony? You got to be fucking kidding me? You can almost fucking shoot 5 people in this town and not be charged with a felony and thats AFTER they see the individuals 50 prior arrests. but a copper hits a mutt and its supposed to be a felony? Where are these ASA's when we try getting a REAL crime upgraded? Everytime i go to court and an ASA asks for a cell my response is "I dont have one" You guys giving these clowns your personal cell #'s are a joke, they ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS PEOPLE WAKE UP

1/22/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is at fault for this mess? Well this idiot cop who repeatedly punched the imbecile in a wheel chair is at fault. It's not the media who is making us cops look bad, it is our own. Whether it's JA who got drunk and killed two people, this idiot copper or Abate, it's some of us who are making all of us look bad. Case in point, about ten coppers got involved in a domestic. A young copper comes over and insults the father and tells him to "shut up you animal, you live like an animal and so you'll be treated like one".


JA didnt kill anyone, the PROVEN DRUNK BY A TOXICOLOGY TEST INSANE DEUCE WHO BLEW THE STOP SIGN KILLED 2 PEOPLE! NOW GO FUCK YOURSELF!

1/22/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don Wade and Roma radio show is pretty good, Don is great but Roma is a twit. She once said that a cop killer who disappeared and was captured decades later, should just be let go. Says other stupid stuff too. Don should reign her in more often. I think shes a former liberal school teacher whose real last name is "Doodle".

1/22/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

society keeps on picking on Italian guys cause they deserve it...

1/22/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ASA should have prosecuted him from the get go with a felony and he would have been fired. Now everyone has to pay the price for the politics that were involved at the beginning. Beating a man in a wheel chair with a "Sap?" Come on, do you think he should be a police officer?

1/22/2008 02:16:00 AM

__________________________

prosecute as a felony from the get go? right... you can't even get ASA's to approve charges when someone gets beat with a baseball bat. the goof wasn't even injured. at least the ASA's stuck to the same script they always use in any other case on this one- no one is dead, so go with the misdemeanor charges kid...

1/22/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weiss is no good, no balls, political appointee. I came to that conclusion after reading about him "looking into" this incident. I was willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until he officially took over. While others moaned about him being an outsider and crazy rumors were flying around about what he was going to do, I thought we should wait and see what he's about before bad mouthing him. But now, F this guy! The only reason he said he wanted to look into this incident was political correctness, nothing more. If he's such a straight shooter he should have told the media the truth. "It happened before I arrived. It was investigated criminally, investigated administratively, and the decision of the police board was made before I was even a candidate for this job. The system in place at the time determined the officer's punishment". Is there a politician or high ranking police official anywhere in this country with a backbone?

1/22/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is at fault for this mess? Well this idiot cop who repeatedly punched the imbecile in a wheel chair is at fault. It's not the media who is making us cops look bad, it is our own.
_______________________

You are either not the Police or just a moron on this job.Were you there? If not then......STFU!!! I guess you believe everything you see on TV or read in the paper, well be careful out there Mr. Perfect I hope you never find yourself in a situation that is twisted around by the media, so some stroke can judge and second guess you.

1/22/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-FED ME ARSE.

And General Custer is still waiting for the Feds to arrive.

And they are still waiting at the Alamo.

And the FBI is looking for Bin Ladin.

And David Koresh is a mennace to society, well at least Waco.

And they got your back Joe A.

Another hind sight quarterback doin his finest work out of a federal building.

Show up for work dude. This has been the most anticipated arrival since JC himself.

Oh wait, it's easier to puff out your chest over the telephone, when you don't have to look in the eyes of coppers who have actually fought and killed bad guys to give this shithole safer streets.

Good luck J-Fed, we need it. But you lost me already. Go have a late' with some AUSAs and talk about how stupid we all are.

1/22/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy that was former head of security for CTA that our new supe is bringing; was he the head of security for CTA when the former supe's son was robbed?

If he was, that'd be great. The former supe (rather his son - just calling it like it is) is suing the new supe's most trusted guy.

1/22/2008 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is why I just hand out reports and nothing else. Just do what you are required to do and nothing proactive. Save your house, savings and your ass.
Screw the city, media, make believe reverends and, the security guards at norwegain. Bunch of fat ass do nothing slobs..

1/22/2008 08:27:00 PM

Agreed i do no more proactive work at all! I want my pension also, fuck the idiots on the street let em kill each other!

1/22/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Father Tomasino said...

I got inside information on a copper that beat someone senseless with his baton. It was around the summer of 1968. I even have it on videotape. I demand that Jody take action!

1/22/2008 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you lawyers out there....double jeopardy only protects those from being criminally tried twice for the same crime. Double jeopardy does not protect us from getting fired or administrative decisions. Although, I would like to hear what the contract says about that aspect of it.....anyone?

1/22/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you never heard of "The days of rage," in 1969? Who is the REAL idiot hear?

1/22/2008 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I would have came on this job around the time of the riots. now I just wear hair gel and try to act like I know what iam doing.

1/23/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listen to Don Wade and Roma sometimes too. For people who are supposedly conservatives, they especially Roma are not our friends.

1/23/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copper should have realized that he was in a hospital, which is private property. The hospital has security. The problem in the wheel chair is THEIR problem. He should have just walked away and told them it's not his problem, its theirs.

1/23/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope some thug in a chair shoots the fuck out of someone important. Make sure all CPD then point fingers at the new LEADER

1/23/2008 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why is it they only want to open cases where the officer has no juice. In the mean time numerous white shirt commit sexual assaults yet nothing happens, because is to busy covering for them.

1/22/2008 02:19:00 PM

A sgt who worked academy two years ago had two domestic violence case reports against him for dating recruits and committing battery. Crimes were covered up and sgt moved to ERPS. ADS at time, a civilian covered the two crimes. WS now works in corp counsel office. Same story. If you have clout, crime is covered up. No clout and you are charged. Hopefully, new boss will bring respect and fairness to discipline system. Clout is rampant.

1/23/2008 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey new boss how about a "long hard look" at these important items:
1) No vehicles or broken down junks we drive.

2) computers that are shit.

3) bosses who want to jump up and kiss your ass but have no business being a boss and are causing already low morale to sink even lower.

4) all the excessive drivers the politicains have at a huge salary.

thank you for your support!

1/23/2008 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for those of you too young to remember:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Rage

1/23/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous rocco said...

To 9:05pm Go FUC! yourself

1/23/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill is a good guy.He'd give you the shirt off his back.His intentions were good, he just went about it the wrong way.
1/22/2008 12:38:00 PM


To the ass wipe who thinks Bill should have been fired from the start, screw you. You don't know Bill. He's a great person, great cop and deserves to come back. If you don't know him, shut the fuck up asshole. He probably does more work in one hour then you've done your whole career.

1/22/2008 12:47:00 PM

Gee, these statements sound familiar. Oh, I know, they sound like what momma or Jesse says when her gangbanging, A student son is in trouble.

1/23/2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got inside information on a copper that beat someone senseless with his baton. It was around the summer of 1968. I even have it on videotape. I demand that Jody take action!

1/22/2008 11:13:00 PM


The officer's dead.

1/23/2008 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sgt who worked academy two years ago had two domestic violence case reports against him for dating recruits and committing battery. Crimes were covered up and sgt moved to ERPS. ADS at time, a civilian covered the two crimes. WS now works in corp counsel office. Same story. If you have clout, crime is covered up. No clout and you are charged. Hopefully, new boss will bring respect and fairness to discipline system. Clout is rampant.

1/23/2008 06:21:00 AM

Yea clout rules you can do whatever you want with clout! Heck you can even have 6+ drivers and a new crown vic every 4 months and have your "anoited" run for president of fop nice huh!

1/23/2008 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sgt who worked academy two years ago had two domestic violence case reports against him for dating recruits and committing battery. Crimes were covered up and sgt moved to ERPS. ADS at time, a civilian covered the two crimes. WS now works in corp counsel office. Same story. If you have clout, crime is covered up. No clout and you are charged. Hopefully, new boss will bring respect and fairness to discipline system. Clout is rampant.
1/23/2008 06:21:00 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
And this pr*ck of a Sgt. had the balls to ask to return to working at the academy after that crap was over! One of the recruits got fired over her "relationship" with that POS Sgt.

1/23/2008 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody, Blow ME too!

1/23/2008 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this pr*ck of a Sgt. had the balls to ask to return to working at the academy after that crap was over! One of the recruits got fired over her "relationship" with that POS Sgt.

1/23/2008 04:52:00 PM

Accused of two bonified crimes with a past of stalking and he is protected. Perfect example of clout protecting clout. Yet other academy staff are suspended for less serious violations. White shirts look out for white shirts or blue shirts with clout.

1/23/2008 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so called offender was already searched and Cozzi knew he was not a threat, but rather just had too much to drink with a big mouth.

Cozzi should be FIRED! Cozzi has a record of abusing people, and this is the only time he has been caught. Let's see ALL of his CR numbers released with this case. How about tearing into his Sgt. Lt. and W/C for covering his ass all this time?

1/23/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Society picks on Italians because the Irish control society.

1/23/2008 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This copper is an embarrassment to all of us cops who work hard and don't do stupid stuff. I get very irritated when other cops stand up for goofs like this officer. It is because of him that the public no longer trusts us and holds us in high disdain.

Shame on this officer for what he did . He deserves whatever is coming to him and frankly, he doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun-Times staffers get pink slips...by phone

By Phil Rosenthal

Tribune media columnist

9:35 PM CST, January 23, 2008

Chicago Sun-Times newsroom staff members were being notified of layoffs by phone Wednesday night, part of parent Sun-Times Media Group's effort to cut $50 million in operating costs in a bid to return to profitability.

1/24/2008 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous ma fungoul said...

Being Italian makes me a minority ...now I could play the race card.

1/24/2008 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's it Cozzi, show us hair gel police how the minoxidil police should do it.

1/24/2008 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the ass wipe who thinks Bill should have been fired from the start, screw you. You don't know Bill. He's a great person, great cop and deserves to come back. If you don't know him, shut the fuck up asshole. He probably does more work in one hour then you've done your whole career.

1/22/2008 12:47:00 PM

Your friend Bill looks like a freakin' idiot on that piece. And you sound like an apologetic grandma who claims junior is an altar boy and sixth-grade graduate and not a gang-banging drug dealer. Please stop defending these bully officers.

1/24/2008 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) administrative law (covers police board rulings) cannot be "re-done" just because the new Supt doesn't like it.

2) J-Fed can possibly convince his G friends to prosecute for civil rights violations and, if they're successful (well, duh!), then re-charge Cozzi before the police board.

3) He should've been fired.

1/24/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cozzi should be FIRED! Cozzi has a record of abusing people, and this is the only time he has been caught. Let's see ALL of his CR numbers released with this case. How about tearing into his Sgt. Lt. and W/C for covering his ass all this time?
-----------------------------------
PROOF....just because someone accuses
you doesn't mean you did it and if you know he has a history you must be in a position to know.

1/24/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This copper is an embarrassment to all of us cops who work hard and don't do stupid stuff. I get very irritated when other cops stand up for goofs like this officer. It is because of him that the public no longer trusts us and holds us in high disdain.

Shame on this officer for what he did . He deserves whatever is coming to him and frankly, he doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM


You obviously are not the police or have been one for a day. So, STFU asshat until you know what its like out there dealing with the elements. Cops are human and humans make mistakes. Trust me I know Bill Cozzi and he is a good policeman and person. We were all very worried about what Bill would do when this shit happened.(If you know what I mean). He has paid the price for a screw up where no one got hurt. More than I can say for the average citizen.
So before you shoot your mouth off know the whole story. I truly hope you never have to deal with something like this cause you obviously think your beyond making a mistake.

1/24/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the size of the Times lately? It's about the size of a high school paper.

1/22/2008 09:05:00 AM

Noticed the same thing last week. Picked it up at work and felt awful light. Must be losing advertisers.

1/24/2008 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And again to many of u so called police are bashing someone without all the facts, just like the media you bitch about. What is on the tape leading up to the part they only want you to see? Same thing in the abbate video and the rodney king video!

1/25/2008 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This copper is an embarrassment to all of us cops who work hard and don't do stupid stuff. I get very irritated when other cops stand up for goofs like this officer. It is because of him that the public no longer trusts us and holds us in high disdain.

Shame on this officer for what he did . He deserves whatever is coming to him and frankly, he doesn't deserve to wear the uniform.

1/24/2008 12:14:00 AM


You obviously are not the police or have been one for a day. So, STFU asshat until you know what its like out there dealing with the elements. Cops are human and humans make mistakes. Trust me I know Bill Cozzi and he is a good policeman and person. We were all very worried about what Bill would do when this shit happened.(If you know what I mean). He has paid the price for a screw up where no one got hurt. More than I can say for the average citizen.
So before you shoot your mouth off know the whole story. I truly hope you never have to deal with something like this cause you obviously think your beyond making a mistake.

1/24/2008 08:47:00 PM

I love these sort of comments. I would have to agree that this guy does deserve to be fired. There is a world of a difference between making a mistake (i.e. a minor driving accident, forgetting something to do, not having a field case report in your bag, etc...) and fucking up really bad which is not a "mistake" as you categorize it (i.e. drinking and driving as a copper, going lights and siren towards your lunch location, punching a man who is handcuffed to a wheel chair and is refusing services at a hospital, etc...). YOU are the ASSHAT and you should be the one STFU'ing because you want to defend this kind of an officer? As a person I am sure he is a nice guy and I might even want to have a couple of drinks with him. But what sort of judgment and reasoning skills did this officer employ when dealing with a piece of shit who didn't want any hospital services? Even a fresh recruit coming out of the academy understands the use of force model! And this was a seasoned veteran? I don't get it when some officers defend idiots like this officer in question. Oh, in case you are wondering, I am a real cop, I have 13 years on the job and YES, he ought to be fired!

1/25/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just noticed a marriage manual for sale on ebay.

1/25/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/25 0916:

You might wanna have a couple drinks with him? Yeah, right. I'm sure you would, real police 13 years, because I bet you can't find anyone to have drinks with now being the ratfaced cop hater fucking snitch that you are.

He didn't beat anyone, he popped him a few times, not a broken bone or serious injury in sight.

Go have your drinks with Rodney King, turncoat.

1/25/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Bye Bye Billy said...

When Cozzi gets fired, because he most certainly will, with the present Superintendent and climate. Let's see if he can handle it. Something tells me old Cozzi can't hack it in the real world. Maybe he can get a job working Security at a Hospital so he can punch out some handcuffed dudes in wheel chairs. Cozzi is softer than baby shit!

1/25/2008 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 1) administrative law (covers police board rulings) cannot be "re-done" just because the new Supt doesn't like it.


I may be wronmg but I believe that the department (city) has the right to appeal to the courts if they feel that the police board made the wrong decision and they can proceed to the state supreme court if need be appealing for his seperation....

1/26/2008 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word has it that Jody is also going to get very tough with the police officers who got into a fight at Jefferson's Bar and Grill. Those guys are screwed. Jody is not fooling around folks, he means business.

1/27/2008 01:43:00 AM  

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