More Bad News
Scandal in the Police Department? Sneed hears rumbles a female police sergeant from a South Side district was relieved of her street duties Sunday when it was discovered she had a man in her car who was later identified as a gunman at a gang-related shooting. Police are investigating whether she drove him to the scene of the crime or just had him in her car and let him go.
• • The shocker? Internal Affairs is trying to determine if the suspect was the sergeant's boyfriend.
• • The upshot: Sneed is told the police sergeant has been assigned to the CPD's callback unit, where she handles complaints from the public by telephone -- the only on-the-job contact she is allowed with civilians. The shooting victim is reportedly in serious condition.
And this is only one incident. Appearing all over the comment sections is another off duty, clout heavy, "merit" selection in the process of getting numerous responding officers stripped in the 019 District for his drunken shenanigans involving a handcuffed prisoner and lots of cell phone video.
As previously suggested, can we start outing their clout that keeps giving us these stellar examples of what not to do on and off duty?
UPDATE: Numerous readers are saying the female Sergeant wasn't merit. We've heard both yes and no, but her assignments seem to lean toward someone who is being taken care of in a quid pro quo manner. Perhaps she was legit and as soon as the City releases all the "merit" promotion lists from years past, we'll know for sure. Just be aware of the different versions.