Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hard Work Yields Confession

We lament often about the abysmal clearance rate. So it's only fair when a good job is done, we acknowledge it:
  • "This was one that stood out," said Detective Tim Murphy, standing alongside Detectives Dan Stover and Neil Maas. The officers had been working around the clock since Friday, when the tip came in.

    The detectives talked to the witness several times, gaining his trust, eventually leading to information that identified Williams as one of the killers, Stover said.
As undermanned as Patrol is, the D-Unit is about as depleted. And it shows.

But this was an excellent job in trying circumstances.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone really care anymore at this point??

the war and battles are over...we lost....take it day by day until retirement!

6/12/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...HARD WORK YIELDED A CONFESSION THAT WILL BE THROWN OUT AT COURT BECAUSE THE DEFENDANT WILL SAY HE WAS COERCED. THE DEFENSE WILL SAY THE DET'S ARE ALL PART OF A CORRUPT SYSTEM OF CROOKED CHICAGO COPPERS.


NOW LEAVE ME ALONE, I MUST GET SOME KLEENEX AFTER HEARING WHAT A GREAT JOB THE DET'S DID.

6/12/2008 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work, now this is real police work, good gooing guys.

6/12/2008 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO UUW HERE, GRAET JOB TO THE DET'S AND ALL INVOLVED!

6/12/2008 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re shooting this a.m.:

This is the first time I've EVER heard, from the talking heads of the broadcast 'news' media, that a police officer was "...in fear of his life..." as the reason why he shot a fleeing offender.

Channel 5 news at around 05:00.

I wonder if that part of the sentence will be repeated later in the day.

6/12/2008 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding work. Job very well done.

6/12/2008 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I wonder if that part of the sentence will be repeated later in the day.

6/12/2008 05:06:00 AM"


Nope. Already been rewritten to omit even the suggestion that the shooting was justified.

The graveyard shift copy editor must not have gotten the memo stating 'never have our talking heads say anything that might be construed as being supportive of the police when a 'citizen' is shot by same'.

6/12/2008 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend these Det's for the job they did but I do agree with the first post,"DOES ANYBODY REALLY CARE ANYMORE".The fucked up liberal attitudes of those in control make this a lost battle.Nobody's on our side.Not the city.Not the ASA's.Especially not the judges.GOOD LUCK ON YOUR CASE OFFICERS.And I mean that! Time for me to go get my bus check.....

6/12/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See post about Burge. These Detectives will be vilified in court for lying, cheating, stealing from, and toruring these poor choir boys. Just remember when the media tried to do the same thing to Kris Kato at Area Four years ago. The only problem was that the shit birds alleging torure couldn' agree on a single decription that matched Kris

6/12/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE THEY MAKING SOME DIC'S CLASSES????????????????

6/12/2008 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they are so depleted why are they working so hard? Doesnt that go against what every one else is working towards and that is no work until we are better manned, better paid, and better respected? Maybe the efforts should be put towards getting us on the path towards the aforementioned rather than making an individual shine! I will continue to do nothing besides rake in my pay checks!

6/12/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't the news reported the beating of a white man by four arabian men.

On June 9, 2008 a man walked out of his home and was beaten by four arabic men who yelled racial slurs calling him an american pig and the white devil. The white man attempted to flee to his car where the men began stoning the victim.

The men were arrested and charged with a hate crime by 16th District Officers. Its funny how it the media ignored the story. If it was reversed, I think it would be national news.

6/12/2008 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Tim. Whether or not anyone cares there are many good Detectives on the job who care. Say what you want but Tim Murphy is did a great job. If you want to lie down and play deae, give credit where credit is due. Some people do still care about the job, no matter what crap gets thrown our way. If you don't like the guys in patrol, the D or anyone else who still believe in what they do, keep it to to yourself. Don't knock those who still care. They believe in what they do. Not for anything, but personal satisfaction. It feels good when you make a difference.

From someone who knows and still cares.

6/12/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we dont need that many people in patrol. if half this department just did what they were supposed to do we could have less officers on the street. deplete half of the districts in the northside and transfer them to the southside. also dont take an hour to clear a job, and dont let 4 cars go down on an arrest. 009th district is notorious for doing this type of bullshit. do your job, clear withing a reasonable time, and transfer more people from the northside. we all know the n.side doesnt do shit..........

6/12/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

A special thanks to 2211 Midnights on 12JUN08. I appreciate you helping me out. Thanks again.

Bt. 513

6/12/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets give kudos to the detectives finally something positive for our department that has taken a lot of hits this year and will continue to take hits because of the media and of our oustanding leadership that is only interested in screwing with working men and women.Congratulations and a job well done!

6/12/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were 4 homicides from yesterday evening till early this morning (Thursday) in 004, 008, 010, and 015. Also, two separate police shootings in 004 and 005 during the same time frame. Has anyone taken a look at the "quick stats" on I-Clear crystal reports lately?? Agg Batts are up big time and gun recoveries are way down compared to last year. Homicides are up around 14 or 15 too. It's gonna be a violent summer people, so be careful. The bad guys know we are "down & out" and that the city and J.W. don't back us. The city is going to wish that they didn't punish everone else in the department due to a couple of scandals involving a samll corrupt percentage of the department (S.O.S., Abbatee, Jefferson Tap, 022 Tact, etc; etc).

6/12/2008 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job guys keep it up

6/12/2008 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job by Dan and Tim. Two of the good guys in area two.

Cleared a quintuple even WITH Neil Maas.

Take a couple days off.

6/12/2008 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Murphy one of the most "dedicated" P.O.'s I ever worked with good job Tim from a former fellow Ranger.....invite me to one of your parties dammit!

6/12/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Why do people keep refering to the fact that Daley was SA when Burge and his boys were having fun. The SA is just a figure head/administrater. Just like the Head of the county sheriff, city fire department, police department, head of the water or sewer dept and so on. They only get in front of the camera for photo ops. They don't try cases themshelves.

Do you think Devine tries cases?
Does Madigan try cases for the state?
How about Mukasey for the U.S.?

They are just a mouth piece.

I know that Daley has been dirty for yrs, but we can pin everything that an employee does on him.

If the Supp took a hit for everytime a cop took a bribe or did something wrong. J-fed would have been gone after a day.

Hmmmmm thats not a bad idea

6/12/2008 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job guys!

6/12/2008 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job by dedicated detectives!

6/12/2008 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anytime homicide detectives get a murderer off the streets, they should not only be acknowledged, but praised and held in the highest regard. There are some of us who will be eternally grateful for all homicide detectives and the good work that they do. I just hope that the families of these victims will be just as grateful.

6/12/2008 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with these ass hole judges on the highest court in the land. These poor guys overseas cant take anyone into custody now unless some other asshole out there sighs a complaint saying that the first asshole is a terrorist. Will they have the court sergeant to handle option avilable?

6/12/2008 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great detectives do great work even under the most difficult circumstances.

This was clearly a massive investigation that certainly went through many "tips" before getting to the answer. This department and the States Attorney's Office has put up many roadblocks in homicide investigations to protect themselves from civil liability and media lies.

The media doesn't give a f#ck about imprisoning murderers. The citizens don't give a f#ck about solving cases. The ASA's don't give a f#ck about charging criminals. And the heads of this department clearly don't give a f#ck about clearing cases.

At least these coppers cared.

Good work.

6/12/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, good to see a good story, but where is the Hard work on the Detectives part?They got a tip called in. The guy that called the police is the real hero. If more people came forward this would be a better city and the clearance rate would skyrocket.

6/12/2008 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the guy saying to send northside coppers to southside districts i say fine. you come pick me up every day and drop me off at the end of the tour. i have no problem working on the shitside but i'm not spending $300.00 a week on gas going to and from work.

6/12/2008 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Maas. You are one crazee mf, but you still care and you are a good cop! Congratulations on some excellent police work. Thanks for getting that POS off the street before he hurt more people. Now take it easy before you stroke out!

6/12/2008 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/12/2008 10:33:00 AM"


Gee, how doooo you find the time to type so many words?

Or is this just evidence that you're so good a sucking that none of your connected clients can hold back for more than that first minute?

6/12/2008 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know that Daley has been dirty for yrs, but we can pin everything that an employee does on him.

6/12/2008 02:51:00 PM"


Freudian slip?

6/12/2008 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
if they are so depleted why are they working so hard? Doesnt that go against what every one else is working towards and that is no work until we are better manned, better paid, and better respected? Maybe the efforts should be put towards getting us on the path towards the aforementioned rather than making an individual shine! I will continue to do nothing besides rake in my pay checks!

6/12/2008 09:24:00 AM

You are a loser. I hope if you have (or in the future, have) kids, they don't find out what a loser you are.

6/12/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
great work, now this is real police work, good gooing guys.

6/12/2008 01:25:00 AM

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

As a tenured detective, it is really, who could care less.

In the long run, we are always the assholes. Seen many-many excellant dick's thrown under the bus by silly-silly midget mayor.

If anyone notices the tend is that 26th, street court house have fewer cases everyday.

A.S.A.'s will be getting laid off due to lack of work.

The war has been won by the perp's , they well know that the once great=late CPD on the street could care less. Keep generating those felony G.O.C.R's.

The Lib's got what they want !

6/12/2008 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya ..good work to the Det's and the anonymous "tipster" ....

6/12/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't care anymore quit! You dont belong on this job. I hope that, God forbid, if one of my family member is a victim you are not the PO that gets the job. I do still care about this job, and I do what I am supposed to do with every job I get. Cry baby, do nothing bitches like you are giving this department a bad name. You are also setting a bad example for the new POs on this job. You would be the first one bitching if a responding officer or a detective handling a job involving you or your family was not doing everything they could to help you.

6/12/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/12/2008 10:25:00 PM"

Is it possible that you are so dense as to not understand that the end goal is to restore this Department to what it is supposed to be, one that not only authentically 'serves and protects' but is appreciated as such, by those it exists to 'serve and protect'?

Or are you one of those slack-jaws who thinks he can kick his dog on a daley basis and that that dog will thank him for it and remain loyal and loving?

Even a kicked dog eventually realizes that his 'master' is unworthy of said loyalty and love.

In this case, the dog in question is generous enough to bite the asshole kicking him, solely to give said asshole the opportunity to see the error of his ways and act to repent and redeem himself.

There is no spoonful of sugar that can help to make this medicine go down.

Even if the diseased motherfuckers deserved an easier way out of the shithole they've dug for themselves.

10%+ raise minimum.

Abolish merit/clout, or whatever you want to label it.

A reasonable and membership approved work schedule.

Abolish city residency requirement for CPD and CFD.

Fully fund pensions by 2010. No excuses.

Absolute requirement for prosecution of anyone falsifying government documents, specifically those sworn statements 'supporting' CR's.

Add whatever else you like to the list.

Bargaining from a position of strength is never pretty.

Neither is achieving that position of strength.

If you can't see the forest for the trees, hopefully you are one of the few left that doesn't.

Or chooses not to.

6/12/2008 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone has their right to voice their opinions on the job and the way its gone. Many probably would quit but can't. Many just got old, tired, and unhealthy over the years. If you are that big of a Tard to believe that you will be the same cop with the same beliefs when you have 25 yrs. on and now have only 6 or so, you, my friend, are going to be in for a VERY, VERY big surprise.
2 More and Out.

6/12/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous fuckin hair gel said...

Cry baby, do nothing bitches like you are giving this department a bad name.


ummm last I checked Suchoki, Herrera, Finnegan nor Sherry were "do nothings"... as a matter of fact they were "the elite... the go getters" so no, it is not do nothings that give this department a bad name... it is the hair gel go getters... see, the media, the mayor, the ASAs, the feds all have made it clear that they want us to do nothing or they will fire us. So yes, i will continue to do NOTHING and collect my 72K a year being a presence... We have all been reduced to that and the sooner you realize this Mrs. Hair Gel the sooner you will not get fired... welcome to the Jody regime!

6/12/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bargaining from a position of strength is never pretty.

Neither is achieving that position of strength.

If you can't see the forest for the trees, hopefully you are one of the few left that doesn't.

Or chooses not to.

6/12/2008 10:57:00 PM

Great response...and in addition:

what about the officers who take a leave of absence to serve our country in iraq or wherever they our sent...they come back and develop some unknown cancer/disease...

with the new city proposals, they would be cycled out, no limited duty positions available for them, etc...WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MAAM!

GOOD POINT to have our pension funds fully funded by 2010...especially with the city's new project proposals eventually costing billions of dollars...fully funding our pension should be small beans.

6/13/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT:

A special thanks to 2211 Midnights on 12JUN08. I appreciate you helping me out. Thanks again.

Bt. 513

6/12/2008 10:40:00 AM

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I HOPE IT WASNT R. DeG... HE WOULD ONLY HELP YOU WRITE ANOTHER COP A PARKING TICKET

6/13/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID ANYONE CATCH WHERE THIS GUY LIVED??? 116TH AND ARTESIAN---

6/13/2008 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Maass the pride of MC. who need McNabb, Rice and Walker we have Maass.

6/13/2008 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job!! Stover is an excellent policeman..has been for since he came on the job (about 20 years ago).

6/13/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

Is the rumor true that, after extensive questioning by Neil, the offender shouted "NO MAAS, NO MAAS, NO MAAS" and then gave it up?

6/13/2008 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I'm not spending $300 a week on gas..."

Spent too much in the bathhouse already?

6/13/2008 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont forget the contribution of JD and JG, nice work to all the men involved

6/13/2008 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see confess to 5 murders or have to talk to Maas for 48 hours. Ill take my chances with a 26st. jury any day.

6/13/2008 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope they checked the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ box!
-nickel& dime the city to DEATH

6/13/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"spent too much in the bathhouse already?"

it's not called a bathhouse. it's called a bathroom, which contains a shower and every house on the north side has one. water comes out and you use soap to wash your body. since you live in a trailer i understand how you could make this mistake.

6/13/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide says---

"...spent too much in the bathhouse already..."

"...it's called a bathroom...since you live in a trailer I can understand where you made this mistake..."

You have to pay to go to the bathroom?

My trailer has a real nice bathroom. You just hook up the hose.

6/14/2008 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maas? Neil Maas? Oh Man....

6/14/2008 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zap zap

6/15/2008 10:03:00 AM  

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