Friday, January 30, 2009

Bad News

Scandal gets bigger. And it might not be over yet:
  • A Chicago Police scandal widened today with the unsealing of federal charges against an officer for allegedly taking bribes from tow-truck operators — at least the fourth cop ensnared in the corruption probe.

    Officer Jimmie Akins is charged with attempted extortion for allegedly taking bribes in 2006 and 2007.

    Akins accepted bribes to let tow-truck operators remove vehicles from accident scenes the officer was responsible for in the Near North District, according to an affidavit by FBI Agent Craig Henderson. Akins would use his cell phone to alert the tow truck operators about accidents, Henderson said.

According to the indictment, this was pretty blatant. Charging interest on missed payments and such sounds more like juice loans than anything else. Any idea when people are going to discover that this has all been tried by other goofs before them? And they were caught, too?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Akins should have been arrested years ago for the crimes he commited while working in 015. He was jagoff then, he was a jagoff while shaking down businesses in 018, and he finally got what he deserves.

1/30/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Merit scandal???

I overheard white shirts laughing that a Detective Commander sent an e-mail via computer to all white shirts in a huge ERROR yesterday morning about an P.O. Carlos or Carl (not sure what unit or rank)

Supposedly the e-mail said “Carlos” was accepted as a merit pick and that the actual intended recipient of the e-mail should not worry because he would be the next selection for merit promotion. The funny thing is the message was sent to every white shirt, including the Superintendent, Dugan and O’Keefe, in error (Ooops!)

The sender, realizing the tragic error, then immediately sent every white shirt a message apologizing for the error and stated it was sent in error as the story goes.

My question is who is “Carlos”, does he really exist and how could anyone know he was the merit pick except for the merit board if the promotion lists are not out? Or wait and see if there is a Carlos or Carl on any promotion list in the near future close to this Commander and then question what this early e-mail is all about. Again not sure what type of promotion.

Also, how could anyone know who the merit picks for the future lists are already when there isn’t even a current list out for any rank?

This post should be no surprise because it was sent to hundreds of people and it sounds very suspicious to say the least. Any inquiry should raise a lot of questions to the purpose of this e-mail and from whom.

And will there be an investigation into whoever really sent the e-mail, as I’m sure the Commander of I.A.D. received it too and can’t claim ignorance.!

Can anyone confirm because I was told most of the white shirts received this e-mail in error???

1/30/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance you piece of SH*T Jimmie. You tried very hard to screw a few good coppers in 015 who locked up your dope dealing brother. What comes around goes around. By the way if you read this Jimmie I was wondering did you lose your job at the Judge Pirro show on WGN at 3:00p.m. as the baliff. Didn't they call you the smiling ballif, well who's smiling now.

I personally know 5 coppers who are laughing their balls off right now and hope to God you got to prison. I even bet you that Rayvon and Bubba from Huron are laughing too. Who knows maybe you can call Bubba your cellie when you go down. This couldn't of happen to a better guy.

Signed,
Laughing 015 Copper

1/30/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same deal as the IAD search warrant executed on the Nortside?

1/30/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortly after I got off probation I was assigned to work with Jimmie Akins one night. At the end of the night Sgt T.L. asked me how the night went. When I said that it went fine, he responded by saying "good, he's trouble."

I guess the city has known for a while that Akins was dirty but they couldn't make anything stick until recently. If it's true, GOOD RIDDANCE!

1/30/2009 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Juan, get the picture yet you turd?

1/30/2009 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened in 014? Anyone know? Downtown over-reacting again, apparently.

1/30/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the name "Petty Brother" a Police given name or Ghetto affection?

1/30/2009 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocked to hear this about Jimmie. I went to the academy with him. He was a very nice guy. My homeroom has had a rough go. I think this is the 2nd person arrested and the 4th fired

I have a question. I thought Akins got fired last year for appearing on TV in a CPD uniform without permission. I heard he had multiple warnings not to do this.

Not to nitpick but if Akins was already fired shouldn't the headline say. Former officer or Fired officer indicted??

When you have a large dept and political correctness run amock. The dept is going to get alot of bad headlines.

I hate the feds but hats off to them for this indictment. I would have to say alot of the old practices of the CPD need to die and stay buried forever. Go to court or get a side job if you need money. Quit double dipping!!!!
We make alot more money than most people in Cook County. We get extra money every year for uniforms. Those who wanted to become rich on the CPD should have looked elsewhere. This is shitty job that pays okay. I knew that going in. I only took the job for a pension. Should anyone want to complain about our pension issues I'm all ears for complaining. That mess is a disgrace.

1/30/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also worked with him once in 015, and watched him work there for many years, a piece of shit from day one, good riddance. And his nickname was petty homey.

1/30/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the name "Petty Brother" a Police given name or Ghetto affection?

1/30/2009 08:02:00 AM

I believe it's Petty Homie" at least that is what they affectionately called him on huron and Lavergne.

1/30/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmie AKA "Thirsty" Good Riddance hope you like Club Fed.

1/30/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much bigger fish in the pond.

1/30/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still nothing on ISP scandal... amazing

1/30/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha!

Federal charges!

And for what?

A couple of extra thousand dollars!

And you lost your job & pension!

1/30/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/30/2009 12:40:00 AM

And morale continues its steady decline! Again and again this dept shows how really screwed up it is,the expemts need a big shakeup Jody "Just do it" Thanks!

1/30/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is your answer:

Yes there was an email sent out, it was from a Lt, not a commander and the Email sent was about

Sgt. Carlos Velez:
Merit Detective,
Merit Sergeant
and now about to be made
MERIT LIEUTENANT

Nice guy, but when will 3 bites at the merit apple stop?!

This just confirms how fixed the process really is; as if we didn't already know that.

Then again, maybe Carlos is more qualified than all the other candidates to be a lieutenant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Merit scandal???

I overheard white shirts laughing that a Detective Commander sent an e-mail via computer to all white shirts in a huge ERROR yesterday morning about an P.O. Carlos or Carl (not sure what unit or rank)

Supposedly the e-mail said “Carlos” was accepted as a merit pick and that the actual intended recipient of the e-mail should not worry because he would be the next selection for merit promotion. The funny thing is the message was sent to every white shirt, including the Superintendent, Dugan and O’Keefe, in error (Ooops!)

The sender, realizing the tragic error, then immediately sent every white shirt a message apologizing for the error and stated it was sent in error as the story goes.

My question is who is “Carlos”, does he really exist and how could anyone know he was the merit pick except for the merit board if the promotion lists are not out? Or wait and see if there is a Carlos or Carl on any promotion list in the near future close to this Commander and then question what this early e-mail is all about. Again not sure what type of promotion.

Also, how could anyone know who the merit picks for the future lists are already when there isn’t even a current list out for any rank?

This post should be no surprise because it was sent to hundreds of people and it sounds very suspicious to say the least. Any inquiry should raise a lot of questions to the purpose of this e-mail and from whom.

And will there be an investigation into whoever really sent the e-mail, as I’m sure the Commander of I.A.D. received it too and can’t claim ignorance.!

Can anyone confirm because I was told most of the white shirts received this e-mail in error???

1/30/2009 12:40:00 AM

1/30/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Officer "X" said...

It's one thing for the press to portray us in a negitive light but this is ridiculous! We have no one to blame but ourselves.

STOP DOING STUPID SHIT!!! Is it so fucking hard to be honest, legit, straightforeward, decent? We are our own worst enemies. For fuck sake people. Enough is enough. Stop giving the citizens of Chicago and the rest of the world reasons to hate us. It's pretty fucking simple: do your job and do it well. Fuck all the nonsence.

If that's too difficult for you to handle then pack your shit and go get a real job. We don't need you!

1/30/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous RIGHT SAID FRED said...

IMPEACH J-FED...BY THE WAY... BYE BYE JIMMIE YOU P.O.S

1/30/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

said...
Shortly after I got off probation I was assigned to work with Jimmie Akins one night. At the end of the night Sgt T.L. asked me how the night went. When I said that it went fine, he responded by saying "good, he's trouble."

I guess the city has known for a while that Akins was dirty but they couldn't make anything stick until recently. If it's true, GOOD RIDDANCE!

1/30/2009 02:02:00 AM

Typical white shirt bullshit. They know he is trouble and still assigned honest officers to work with him? Why? Where is the leadership and supervision?

1/30/2009 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

It's time to get back down to basics. Uniform inspection everyday, weapon inspection everyday. Haircuts, no makeup, no perfume/cologne. No 6 inch fingernails..no shells in your fucking hair (Bo Derek does not work on this department). Hair that is too long must be tied up, and fit under your hat.(too many Predator people out there..(yeah I said it..hide those shitlocks!!) Men need to shave and some women too.. damn. Get uniforms that are not damaged, ripped, and for pete's sake have them fit your body (Not too tight, and not too dumpy looking).
It's time we held ourselves accountable for our professionalism and appearance..

I am not saying that you have to go work..I am saying you need to look professional while at work, and answer your jobs professionally...This department is going to hell in a handbasket, and we have been too laid back within the ranks because we don't want to hurt people's feelings.. The community needs to know we are the police..not a fucking shelter, community center, or the fucking information desk..Wake up..we are losing this department..well fuck..it's lost.

1/30/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much do some guys have to steal to be satisfied. Anyone who dealt with tow drivers are the lowest assholes on this department. Wait til they get to the overtime thieves. Nothing wrong with working overtime when it is nessessary but when it is timed and manufactored, that is theft and we will all suffer. Thieves leave a pattern.

1/30/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laughing 015 Copper, he did lose that gig. Read it this morning on cltv.com 'breaking news' section.

1/30/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD.

1/30/2009 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened in 014? Anyone know? Downtown over-reacting again, apparently.

014? or a 14 year old?

1/30/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"petty homey".

I guess you wont be driving around 015 off duty ripping off tips that competed with yours..I sat back and had nice glass of champagne when I heard this one come down. Im guessing there are at least a few coppers who did the same. May your asshole never be the same!!!!

015 Dist copper

1/30/2009 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this bad news? They are crooks...not cops. Kick em' to the curb. I don't need to work along a bunch of Blagos.

1/30/2009 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe why cops would jeopardize their jobs over nonsense like this. Especially in this economy that we are experiencing. It is a shame but I think if he is truly guilty, then he should get what he deserves.

1/30/2009 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Ro said...

My condolences and prayers to Greg Bella on the passing of his father Rudy Bella. So sorry for your lose

1/30/2009 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA. Fuck'n P.O.S. I can tell you 5 guys that are happy to see that jagoff go down. Not tapping that ass over there on lorel anymore, huh Jimmie? Bubba gonna have that ass on Huron? Oh that's right, you be seeing his shithead ass soon too. How the fuck you weren't fired like 6 years ago, i'll never know. What was that nickname the shitheads gave him, "petty hommie" or something like that? Typical dog

1/30/2009 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of E.S. from 025 years ago..what ever happened to that POS

1/30/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the name "Petty Brother" a Police given name or Ghetto affection?

1/30/2009 08:02:00 AM

I believe it's Petty Homie" at least that is what they affectionately called him on huron and Lavergne.

1/30/2009 09:28:00 AM

Excellent...Even better. Later turd.

1/31/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>STOP DOING STUPID SHIT!!! Is it so fucking hard to be honest, legit, straightforeward, decent? We are our own worst enemies.

There are assholes and crooks everywhere. The problem in CPD isn't that there some assholes. Instead, it's the same problem as in the community -- it's the "stop snitching" mentality.

I read it here when PO's say so and so was a "rat". Bullshit. Rats are great. We need more rats. The problem isn't the POS that does the crime, it's the departmental attitude that protects them. It's professional courtesy and its "you tried to screw a few of us in 015" (meaning, it's more important to me that you tried to screw us than the fact that you were a crooked cop in the first place.) It's merit promotion, but it's also the fact that noone will go on the record complaining about merit promotion, not even a group of retirees. WTF, do you think a real reporter can write that merit promotion is a big problem for effectiveness and for morale if no one on the inside is willing to say it publically? We should have a "merit promotion ball" where non-merit guys show up with bags over their heads for a mock celebration of the great merit promotees, organize something that helps the public understand rather than simply whining that it'll never change.

Fuck "why can't we all just be honest." The question is "why won't those of us who are honest turn on those who aren't and get them the hell out?

1/31/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is long overdue, the only thing I wish is that the FBI would of listened to Bubba when he was telling them about Akins. But hey you never know maybe they'll go reinterview Bubba in whatever Fed joint he is in.

Oh by the way Weis if you or any of your cronies read this I was wondering if you would be so kind to consult with your rat buddies and see if they can charge Akins with Civil Rights violations for smacking the tow truck driver. Just a thought, I mean hey you had it done to Cozzi for some bullshit and he never stole a dime.

And it also is great to see he lost his job on the TV as well.

Hey Jimmie go ask your brother Jeffrey if you can sell rocks with him for income or maybe even drive around with your father while he makes his rounds dropping off his dope and all the rest of his shit.

Good riddance you POS. Karma is a bitch isn't it.

Laughing 015 Copper

1/31/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is your answer:

Yes there was an email sent out, it was from a Lt, not a commander and the Email sent was about

Sgt. Carlos Velez:
Merit Detective,
Merit Sergeant
and now about to be made
MERIT LIEUTENANT

Nice guy, but when will 3 bites at the merit apple stop?!

This just confirms how fixed the process really is; as if we didn't already know that.

Then again, maybe Carlos is more qualified than all the other candidates to be a lieutenant.
----------------------------
Then again, how about Carlos is a lying useless piece of jump on the paper lapa poop? He has made a career out of being a sneak and a snitch, and he is not a nice guy and was never worthy of one merit promotion. He's got napolean sydrome and has been carried his lifetime on this job. Watch closely for the spoiled brat dep chf greek dream to protect and support Carlos' buttocks. Hiram and Maria are gone and Carlos has to lean on the next politico he knows can buffalo. Pretty damn infurating to keep hearing this crap.

1/31/2009 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous anonymous - I can't believe you are asking,in such a seemingly disbelieving manner of wonderment, for information on yet another "pay to play" (95% of them are) merit promotion on the Chgo Police Dept. YES. It's a BS promotion. YES. The soon-to-be promoted ALWAYS know ahead of time that they are being promoted because THEY PAID for the promotion. The stupid Lt. sent the fax in error because more than likely he is also a retarded imbecile that can hardly form a sentence, let alone operate a fax machine. Just thank god you're not one of them.

1/31/2009 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shortly after I got off probation I was assigned to work with Jimmie Akins one night. At the end of the night Sgt T.L. asked me how the night went. When I said that it went fine, he responded by saying "good, he's trouble."

I guess the city has known for a while that Akins was dirty but they couldn't make anything stick until recently. If it's true, GOOD RIDDANCE!

1/30/2009 02:02:00 AM


Once again typical CPD, known bad cops, thieves etc. are "tolerated" for years before doing something so outrageous that an outside unit or agency arrests them. Then and only then does the CPD take notice. In Akin's case, the CPD never did take notice.

How about Chief of Detectives William Hanhardt? CPD never did the slightest thing to stop him, by all accounts Hanhardt was a thief his whole career, rising to Chief of Detectives and being part of a mob jewel theft ring.

Chief of Detectives William Hanhardt had a long police and criminal career, from 1953 until 1986, unfettered by any harassment by his very own Chicago Police Department.

Inspectors were of course too busy making sure blue shirts had their hats on and that they responded to jobs in a timely manner. But catch a high ranking associate of the mob working in their midst for 33 years? No way.

Does anyone really believe that Hanhardt operated in a vacuum, that no one around him knew what was going on? Of course they did. No one did anything.

CPD never did catch on, of course. It was the FBI and Patrick Fitzgerald who finally brought him down. He is still in federal prison. Projected release date of 2012. You think any of the Roti or D'Arco or Marcy family will be holding a welcome home party for their associate? Peppers and sausage perhaps?

1/31/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
anonymous anonymous - I can't believe you are asking,in such a seemingly disbelieving manner of wonderment, for information on yet another "pay to play" (95% of them are) merit promotion on the Chgo Police Dept. YES. It's a BS promotion. YES. The soon-to-be promoted ALWAYS know ahead of time that they are being promoted because THEY PAID for the promotion. The stupid Lt. sent the fax in error because more than likely he is also a retarded imbecile that can hardly form a sentence, let alone operate a fax machine. Just thank god you're not one of them.

1/31/2009 02:14:00 AM

Commander was $10,000 plus you bought tickets from the alderthieves for every event to keep your "spot"! You get close to the pols and you payoff you get the merit promotion, not to complicated is it?

1/31/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of E.S. from 025 years ago..what ever happened to that POS

1/30/2009 11:50:00 PM

Promoted to Sgt. last I heard. Not surprising. Shit always floats to the Top .

1/31/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Watch closely for the spoiled brat dep chf greek dream to protect and support Carlos' buttocks. Hiram and Maria are gone and Carlos has to lean on the next politico he knows can buffalo. Pretty damn infurating to keep hearing this crap."

Is he one of queen dean's princesses? This job is BS.

1/31/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Merit scandal???

I overheard white shirts laughing that a Detective Commander sent an e-mail via computer to all white shirts in a huge ERROR yesterday morning about an P.O. Carlos or Carl (not sure what unit or rank)


read your post...not sure what the scandal is tho

1/31/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of E.S. from 025 years ago..what ever happened to that POS

1/30/2009 11:50:00 PM

Promoted to Sgt. last I heard. Not surprising. Shit always floats to the Top .

1/31/2009 09:53:00 AM

Jesus you are kidding I hope..Billy C may be going away and HE is a Sgt....Well on second thought I guess you are right NOT surprising..God help us

1/31/2009 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmie Akins deserves to be imprisoned for life and Ever After. I knew him in 015, completely a psychopath, so narcissitic believing his own lies as he walked with his head so high.
As for laughing copper in 015, Sgt. R.R. and K.O and that group are no different than he is and yes, karma is a bitch, so waiting for the day they get theirs.

2/01/2009 07:45:00 PM  

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