If I Didn't Pee, You Must Set Me Free!
A Chicago alderman arrested on drunken driving charges early this morning insists she was not drunk — and says she was berated by three Chicago Police officers who yelled at her and refused to give her their badge numbers.
As proof of her sobriety, Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) said she never used the bathroom once during her seven hours at at North Side police station. She also said she believes officers arrested her because she was “going to write them up” for “mistreating” her.
And now, we get to see how J-Fed deals with an alderdrunk interfering with an active police investigation:
On the day the City Council approved the appointment of Jody Weis, Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) vowed to give Chicago's $310,000-a-year police superintendent "the benefit of the doubt until you prove otherwise." Now, Dixon is about to put Weis to the test.
Dixon said Wednesday she plans to press her case with Weis about the "abusive" treatment she received from two female police officers and their male back-up during an inauguration-night altercation in Rogers Park that resulted in the alderman's arrest.
Then there's the whole "going to write them up" for "mistreatment." Is this some secret aldercreature power that we aren't aware of? This sounds like a contract violation if such a system exists. Isn't IPRA good enough for the alderdrunk's complaint? That's all the citizens have - maybe if they were able to "write up" coppers for "mistreatment," then we could all go back to our fuzzy bunnies and pink ponies and live in harmony.
Good god J-Fed, this idiot is giving you half a dozen opportunities to stand up, be your own man and demonstrate that you won't tolerate interference by politicians into police matters. Of course, your continued silence and the silence of your minions is telling the rank and file exactly how much you've "got their backs." What wasn't "reasonable" about arresting a drunk who drove over fire hoses and endangered the lives of first responders?
Reasonable? Didn't we hear that in a video recently?