Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jefferson Tap Verdict

Cleared of all charges.

Links to follow as we have them.

UPDATE: BreakingNews.com has the better coverage. Don't read the comments if you don't want to be irritated beyond belief though.

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179 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the "scandals" are clearing up. Guess the media won't report this either.

4/28/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats great, lets see what the department says know. Another debacle by the states attorney's office and DEB KIRBY. I hope they sue. PURE RAILROAD JOB

4/28/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coppers from SOS: cleared.
Coppers from Jefferson Tap: cleared.
good thing we brought in J-fed to clean up the out of control CPD.

4/28/2009 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not guilty bitches!!!!

4/28/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless those guys. Their bullshit ordeal if finally over and they have been vindicated. Its great to see that three outstanding police men that were getting screwed by the system have come out on top. The sad part is they are one of many that are sitting in call back even though they are innocent. Hopefully they will get released from the POW camp soon. Good luck guys!!!

4/28/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED.....
Congrads men.

4/28/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope these Officers sue...sue...sue!!!!! Those witnesses get charged with perjury and that bar gets SHUT DOWN!!!!! My heart goes out to those guys. Enough is enough already. Fuck the STATES ATTORNEY's Office too!!!!

4/28/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back boys.

4/28/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations!!! good day for cpd/ victims are just seeking civil settlements from the city

4/28/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't it be Not Guilty-they did NOTHING WRONG!

4/28/2009 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally : FAIRNESS! I'd sue the ASA's and the lying complainants! How can you bring charges against someone with a witness you KNOW is a liar?

4/28/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news indeed.

There certainly was no crime committed here.

One could argue why this happened from a variety of angles, but certainly not from a criminal point of view.

One could argue a variety of points about what, how and why this event happened, but certainly this event did not have any criminal intent.

Now, let's see if J-Fed will try do something asinine and make an example of them because he won't be happy with the results. If he does, it will show that the "J" in J-Fed stands for jagoff.

I hope to God he is not that fucking ignorant or vindictive.

4/28/2009 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Bluedude said...

Good news about the aquittal. We're taking a beating out there. It has completely changed my off duty behavior.

4/28/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they come back quickly. Let's avoid a rush to judgement in the future.

4/28/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The courts did the right thing. Its amazing how a bar fight without real injuries became an aggravated battery. I have had people stabbed and the asa has turned it down. But if you are a CPD and you brush by somebody you better get your lawyer ready.

4/28/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats boys!
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/04/jefferson-tap-cops-beatings-guilty-sentence-verdict.html

4/28/2009 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.....FUCK THE A.S.A"S OVERZEALOUS ASS....HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS BACK SOON....CONGRADULATIONS!!

4/28/2009 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous j - fed said...

NOW I'll indict 'em on federal charges...



and I'll make 'em take a power test.

4/28/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

Congrats to All....Finally, someone saw through all the "poor business" men's bullshit...Sorry you had to go through this and hopefully be back in area 4 soon....

4/28/2009 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PERHAPS THIS WILL BE A LESSON TO ALL YUPPIES THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE WHEN YOU START TROUBLE WITH PEOPLE YOU DONT KNOW

4/28/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think it was Anita Alverez..who pushed this case...it was that jackass Bob Milan...who Anita forced out...also that fucking bitch Kirby really pushed the issue.

4/28/2009 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of those concerned about us in 021 under the rule of Doty; I say that all units, like us, have thier own leaders who are loyal to those beneath them, before those above. This kind of loyalty is what matters; it is the definition of leadership.

Doty, and the clout sluts like him, will eventually pay the price.

4/28/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND THEY WERE CHARGED FOR DOING WHAT AGAIN. NOW LOCK UP THE ASA'S, STAY SOBER AND SUPPORT JODY 1 MILLION %.

4/28/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now its time for J-Fed to do a Cozzi on them and indict them federally.

Wait and see!

4/28/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That great

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

4/28/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh, more and more of these events that were played up in the media turn out to be bullshit.
it's almost like they have it out for us.

4/28/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes let the law suits begin and the ASA lost another.

4/28/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is j-fed going to get his buddies at the FBI to get them indicted federally? Wouldn't put it past him.

4/28/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

FUCK YOU MEDIA!

FUCK YOU BITCHES THAT STARTED A FIGHT, GOT BEAT UP, AND CRIED LIKE SISSIES THAT YOU GOT YOUR ASS HANDED TO YOU!

4/28/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you guys! Thats what they get for being greedy. Now sue them and let them see how it feels. Unbelievable.

4/28/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news! Can't wait to hear this one.

4/28/2009 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news.

I had met Planey before I retired and he seemed like a great person.

Remember the Pension Fund


old retired guy

4/28/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cleared of all charges but not of bringing discredit to the the deparmtent. Right Weis? Right, Dugan. You guys got our backs, I saw the video.

4/28/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for them.. They would never have been charged with a crime if they weren't the police.

4/28/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Let's see what Jody wants to do.

4/28/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time lets get these guys back to work so they can pay some of these bullshit bills they've been forced to rack up with legal bills.

Can they sue for defamation of character? false arrest? malicious prosecution? anything?

4/28/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just following the evidence.

4/28/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

The State's Attorney's office is more than willing to charge on-duty and off-duty coppers for their miscues; or what the State's Attorney's office says is a miscue (such as the Jefferson Park Tap incident). Be careful out there.

4/28/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told you they were innocent...

4/28/2009 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NICE!!! I expect a full page apology from both rags!!! NOT GUILTY!!! I see a pattern lately... looks like all the overzealous cop prosecutions are falling apart! First JA and the DUI witch hunt got tossed by the judge, then 2 of the SOS boys had charges dropped, now this!!! (sure JA is still dealing with the witch hunt, but he will prevail in time) I hope the public is seeing this and realizes that you cannot engage in selective prosecution simply because it is the political thing to do!!! Now... LET THE LAWSUITS FLY! Whats good for the goose is good for the gander!!!

4/28/2009 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Second City Wifey said...

Good, glad to hear it.

4/28/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best news I've hears in a long time. I know 2 of those guys and they are good coppers and good people.

4/28/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the liberal sheep of this City are all "up in arms" over the verdict! Somehow we're all in bed with the Judges and there's some massive conspiracy going on. They just can't accept the fact that this was BULLSHIT to begin with, and was likely never anything more than an altercation in a bar. How it ever became aggravated battery is beyond me? BTW, a big FUCK YOU to the ASA who ran with it. Actually, how bout a general fuck you to all the ASAs. Going back and forth bumping heads with you a-holes on the phone all night is always a pain in the ass.

4/28/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Why did they do it? Because they felt like it, judge. That's why,” Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Freeman said during her closing statements on April 1.



These are the people we supposedly work with?

4/28/2009 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha...guess the money hungry Gil Bros have to go out and get real jobs...serves you right...next time pick a fight with a fireman not the PO PO...Ha ha ha ha...

4/28/2009 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm hurt. It seems there a two or three people who don't like the Police.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/04/jefferson-tap-cops-beatings-guilty-sentence-verdict.html

4/28/2009 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news!! Put them back on full active duty NOW. What a shame it is that this incident probably left them all pennyless having to defend themselves against this malicious prosecution. The States case was a sham but they still prosecuted the case and put these fine Officers thru hell. The so called victims should be hung with the lies they told.

4/28/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the worst, most egregious acts I have ever seen in all my years in law enforcement. I'm going to call my Fed buddies and ask them to take a look at this....

Jody Weis

4/28/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT


JURY CONVICTS U.S. MARSHAL IN MOB LEAK CASE
April 28, 2009 2:43 PM

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose was convicted today by a federal jury of leaking sensitive information about a cooperating mob witness.

Ambrose was found guilty of charges of theft and disclosure for leaking that mob turncoat Nicholas Calabrese was cooperating with law enforcement. He was acquitted on two counts that he lied to federal authorities.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009
/04/us-marshal-john-ambrose-verdict-chicago
-outfit-nicholas-calabrese.html

4/28/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your victory...I just hope J-Fed does not pull another Cozzi.

4/28/2009 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness the judge realized that this was just a bar fight, nothing more. I hope all officers get their back pay and get back on the job.

4/28/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the criminal case went nowhere-- now how does the administrative case go forward-- it looks bad for these guys as the police board resonates what j-puss and kirby want-- the police board has been deep sixing guys since they were embarassed by the "cozzi" decision. it has nothing to do with being a professional and everything to do with a personality contest-- another big reason to do nothing-- how would you like to come home and tell your wife that you just got stripped and you may be losing your job soon.. bye bye house, possibly marriage, benefits, children's activities, pension.... it's ok , there are plenty of jobs out there where you can make 35 dollars an hour-- no problem-- when you get into that squad car, sit on your hands and you will see your pension-- you want to fuck with people, be prepared to lose everything for a city and entity who doesn't even know your name and could give two fucks about you.

4/28/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, SUE THE CRAP out of the lying sanctimonious opportunists!!!!

4/28/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should not celebrate. Here come the Feds.

The only exception to double jeopardy relates to civil rights laws.

Flint Taylor will demand no less!

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

4/28/2009 03:25:00 PM
____________________________
GPS or not, what ever happened to integrity? If you're assigned to do something, DO it. If you file a false report, you don't deserve the star.

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The verdict is just in that there was more than reasonable doubt as to what happened here.

This is still not a "victory" for the image of the CPD. It would have been better if calmer heads had prevailed. I still have little idea of who is ultimately to blame for the stupidity that occurred that night. Probably enough blame to go around. Charging the officers with felonies was "silly, silly, silly".

I am glad Planey came out ok. He seemed to be the least culpable and the most likely to get screwed for waving off the on duty officers.

The only good thing that came from this is that sexy Phil Cline was forced out. The bad things are that JFED replaced him and Fat Phil is now treating the Police Memorial Fund as the financial equivalent of a visit to Old Country Buffet.

4/28/2009 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait til Jodys on tv claiming he got them off just like he took credit for freeing Mette. What a great guy jody is.

4/28/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know that if it wasn't the police, this would have been called mutual combat and not even charged as a misdemeanor. However, please don't lump all ASAs together. This shit comes from the top. We take our orders just like you guys and sometimes those orders are bullshit. We have no union protections. You do what you are told or you are gone. That's the facts. I'm just glad that justice was done.

4/28/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Watch Party should be at the Jef tap...or Jessee's shortstop in...God bless these officers..

4/28/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god bless you guys...great officers...F JFED and his Fed buddies..you guys are not guilty and we knew it. Screw the "semi blue" who threw you under the bus early on. They will probably jump on the celebratory bandwagon now. That court house today could not have been a happier moment.

4/28/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats boys, it's been along time coming, I hope you sleep well tonight, I know this was alot of weight off your shoulders.signed Greg Insley

4/28/2009 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see justice prevail for once. Welcome back Greg, Jeff and Paul.

I hope that this signals a change of the winds in false police allegations that result in unjustified punishments.

There are still plenty of our brothers and sisters that have been railroaded by this corrupt system. It is time to reinstate all those innocent officers.

No more UNJUSTIFIED police lynchings, strippings, suspensions, indictments and firings!!!

A WRONG TO ONE BROTHER OR SISTER IS A WRONG TO EVERY OFFICER IN THE BLUE!

UNITED WE STAND~!

4/28/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of those concerned about us in 021 ........

No one is concerned. No one gives a fuck. This blog is filled with whiney southsiders. 003, 004, 008, 009, 021, 022, whah, whah, whah. What happened to the big badass southside police? All you do is cry about bullshit.

4/28/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are the ASSHATS who keep lumping these guys in with cozzi? THESE GUYS BEAT THE RAP!!! THEY DIDNT PLEAD OUT LIKE A BUNCH OF MORONS!!! NOW STOP TRYING TO TURN EVERYTHING INTO A "COZZI GOT SCREWED" CASE!!! IT REALLY TAKES AWAY FROM WHAT IS IMPORTANT HERE!!!

4/28/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it!
A Judge who recognized a couple of Jagoff punks who let their mouths cash a check that their asses couldn't cover.

4/28/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just start filing lawsuits against every possible asshole involved from these yuppie pussies all the way down to the asa's and J-pud.

4/28/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S.--- FUCK YOU MEDIA AND FUCK J-PUD AND SHORTSHANKS.

4/28/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune has a pdf copy of the judge's decision. It makes interesting reading. The Judge clearly states why he found reasonable doubt as to the charges.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090428-tap-decision-pdf,0,3828680.htmlpage

4/28/2009 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cook County states Attorneys Office should change their name to "Cook County Railroad Liars"

If they (she) was half as interested in investigating political corruption in Chicago/Cook County, at least half the "machine" would be behind bars & would be a better place to live.

4/28/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, thank god Kirby is gone from IAD and at least can't hurt anybody else.
Oh, wait, oh yeah - the brain surgeon is counsel to the Sup.!

4/28/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for Jody to ask for a federal indictment.

4/28/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not celebrate just yet. This is only the first hurdle. A very important hurdle, yes, as all would be lost without it, but never doubt that J-FED and the traitor J-KIRBY, formerly known as Kirbycline, will do everything they can to mess these guys over. They must in order to get the egg off their faces and that is more important to them than treating these guys fairly. Do not doubt that these two POS will try to do a COZZI on these guys. Shortshanks doesn't care if J-FED does his thing on these guys, Kirby is a treacherous back stabbing psychophant and we have already seen that J-FED knows how to dial a phone, so get ready for the 2nd wave.

4/28/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not a justice system in chicago....its a political system, period. Trying to make a name for themselves, useless states attornies. Sue!!

4/28/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HAHAHA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAAAHHHAHAHAHHAHA!

GIVE THEM THIER FUCKING JOBS BACK!

4/28/2009 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/04/jefferson-tap-cops-beatings-guilty-sentence-verdict.html

4/28/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great that the are out of it but the guy calling them oustanding police needs to calm down. Powers had a total of maybe 2 years on the job.

Glad they are cleared but just like the trial state only the facts

4/28/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malicious prosecution, ah yes, a classic case. As per usual, prosecuted because it was in the media. After 20 years in the Detetive Divison, I've truly had it with Cook County State's Attorneys. Just think of how many murders, aggravated batteries, etc. were REJECTED due to MUTUAL COMBATANTS. People lay dead from the fallout of gangbanger shootings, but Crook County ASA'S won't approve a case. But if a P.O. is accused, that case is approved and indicted before the detectives have completed the investigation.

4/28/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to PLANEY, BARNES & POWERS!!!! Don't stop now, stand up for yourselves and the CPD and sue, sue, sue. Also, slam those Cook County ASA'S. Call up every past and present violent crimes detective who has had case after case after case rejected until a P.O. is the defendant. This media driven prosecution has to stop.

4/28/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heeeelp, Mr. Wizard ! Twivle twazle twavle twohn, time for these three to come home...back in the cars and on the beat, taking shitheads off the street. Time for someone to cough up three guns and three lucky stars.

4/28/2009 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Gainer's always been a decent guy. They're not all bad, and he just proved it. Took a lot of balls to do what he did, knowing the liberals would kick his ass in the media over it. Congratulations, gentlemen. And there is a cause of action called "malicious prosecution." It's hard to prove, but not impossible.

4/28/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what the dept does with the CR against the Sgt and PO's from 012. Supposedly the finding was in before the trial but wasn't made public. It wasn't good for the 012th Dist. people. Wonder if the verdict will help them out.

4/28/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody will still start a copper bar spy unit starring M.W.(former IAD rat) who uses his covert car to go to his off duty job at ch 7 and run errands for them.

4/28/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Clark Kent said...

I have been reading the comments all over the civilian blogs.

Nice. Such language. If we talk like that its "seething hate". Fascism. Nazism. No, it was justice in the hands of a judge with the nerve to make a ruling. Think of it as roll of the judicial dice that for a change came up 7 for the good guys.

I enjoyed threads saying the judge was in on a motion to fix.

Ooooh of course! Hmmm. Render a not guilty verdict on a high profile case with the media, J-fed and the 'whine' and cheese crowd ALL calling for blood...?

Not very likely, clowns.

4/28/2009 07:42:00 PM  
Blogger tito said...

its amazing how no one in the city of chicago, by that i mean non tax payers are ever satisfied. but that doesnt matter because today a weight has been, they woken up from the nightmare, and now its time to go back to work, just a bad dream

4/28/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for everyone saying that jfed is going to throw this one to the feds...your wrong. everyone saying this obviously does not know how the feds operate. the feds only get involved if they know they have a 100% solid winnable case. the fact that this case was already found not guilty and that the witnesses and victims have been impeached in court on testimony, the feds wouldnt touch this. the only reason they went after cozzie is because j-fed brought it to him on a platter. cozzie was caught on tape but also pled guilty to the charge. these guys fought it and won... just like the sos thing, those guys case will never be picked up by the feds because one of the two alleged complaintants died of a heart attack and is out of the picture and the second has already contradicted himself over two dozen times in interviews, depositions and investigations by iad, ops, and the state... so with charges dropped and all the double talking neither of these will be picked up by the feds.... there is a reason the feds have a 95% conviction rate, they only go after the slam dunk cases they know they can win.... so relax guys, your gonna have to deal with the lawsuit and might have to pay a little but your still gonna have a job and didnt wind up in jail, take a few breaths boys and enjoy the rest of your career... you will be fine and good luck!

4/28/2009 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Its nice that the Burger Queen has told the Supervisors that anyone involved in a crash with one of the new Tahoes will get a day suspension.

4/28/2009 09:22:00 AM
HIBBITY JIBBITY DIBBITY! GO SUCK ON A BIGGIE FRY!

4/28/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good.... of the scandels that remain the only ones in custody are one that tried to have another officer killed, one that foolishly talked and one fat a@s that beat up a bartender.... all of the others released....hmmmmmmmm, three out of about 18 people left. guess it wasnt such big news in the first place.

4/28/2009 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL you guys were bitching and talking shit about the Jefferson tap guys and the SOS guy on this site. Now all you say you support them. Many of you are talking out of both sides of your mouth and you know who you are. If you respond to this post then you are guilty of talking shit about the people involved in these two separate incidents and situations. Next time anyone says any shit about the next cop or cops in a situation think first before you say shit. At any given moment on this job our lives could change dramatically at any given second and we ourselves could find ourselves at call back or any desk job stripped of our police powers. It could happen to any of us and trust me it is not a good feeling. We all need to think first before we say anything about the next scandal to hit the newsstands. We need to always stick together and support one another because it could be you or me wrongly accused one day. All these guys from the Jefferson tap and SOS need to be welcomed back to this department and put back on the streets asap.

4/28/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

PAM ZEKMAN AGAIN --- WEDNESDAY 10PM

MORE PARKING TICKET B S

4/28/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, the men are restored to full duty and their records cleared of wrongdoing so that, if they choose, they can move on to gainful employment with a REAL police dept.!

4/28/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue all the assholes involved in trying to screw you!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck and congrats guys

4/28/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Great to hear!
The pendulum has definitely swung against us, with all the BS as of recently, so you know that the case was so full of shit to have cleared those guys with the tone of things the way they have been lately... What’s scary is the possibility of a over zealous ASA’s office to go after coppers when it’s such a bullshit case, that’s scary.

4/28/2009 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sue all accusers, get a real good attorney, and clean up. The pin-heads responsible for the sandbag job all deserve to pay for damages out of their own pockets, not the taxpayers. Maybe they'll think twice next time they go out to screw someone without packing a screwdriver.

4/28/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Bill Powers is looking down from Heaven with a smile on his face.

The only unfortunate thing about this whole debacle will be the payout these assholes will get from the Corp Counsel. Lie, lie, lie and have a big payday.

4/28/2009 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is truly nice to hear something good happen, good guys win this time. The only messed up thing you will not hear a word about it.

4/28/2009 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the cost to taxpayers was for this ridiculous trial. Congrats to all officers on your vindication.

4/28/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the first time tonight I saw some more of the video. (Fox News 9pm) It wasn't even much of a bar fight.
I noticed for the first time, a man surrounded by a couple of friends, sitting at a table, obviously crying. I saw a guy walk up to him with a pool cue and say something, and the seated guys friends end their game. Some pushing, some shoving.
You see a guy and his friends at a bar, its late, your drunk, their drunk, one is crying.

If you are stupid enough to mess with the guy, you get worse than you got that night.

I saw restraint. He deserved much worse for being stupid.

I seen at least a dozen bad bar fights, this was a shoving match.

--not a cop but not that --Not a cop

4/28/2009 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, let's see if J-Fed will try do something asinine and make an example of them because he won't be happy with the results. If he does, it will show that the "J" in J-Fed stands for jagoff.


J-Fed can't do shit. They were off duty and not acting under color of law.

4/28/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good deal. Sick of these gold diggers!

4/28/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im glad for the guys. i stay out of bars for the most part..go to any of the younger crowd bars downtown and look around. always some guys looking to start some shit. they wear their egos on their sleeves after a few drinks. you bumped into them,you looked at them or their girl or you took their seats.assholes who just want to fight. assholes that cry foul when they re on the losing end of a fight they started.too much ego and attitude for me. just be wise guys..

4/28/2009 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

U NOTICED THE MEDIA OUTLETS DONT SHOW THE OFFICER CRYING VERY MUCH.

BUT THEY SHOW THE SGT GRABBING THE GUYS OUTSIDE OVER AND OVER.

HOPEFULLY THE CITY WILL PUT THESE OFFICERS BACK ON THE STREET QUICKLY SO THEY CAN RESUME THEIR LIVES!

LET SEE WHO J-FED BACK NOW...

4/28/2009 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a relief!!!! Honestly...finally, alittle justice in this god-forsaken-joke-of-a-city!!!! God bless you guys, you know who you are...will be looking forward to welcoming you back when I see on the streets...

btw, read some of the comments on the wgn breaking news website... enough to make you want to throw up. I should have taken SCC's word, and not read those comments. #$%@ing Liberal @$$holes!!

4/28/2009 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy for the officers. I always knew they would be vindicated. I hope these officers can move on and get their lives back on track.
Please remember that we, as officers will always be a target for weak, opportunistic people.
Watch your backs out there!

4/28/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure which channel I watching, maybe CLTV. Aaron Baskerville was reporting that the guys were aquited.
The end of his report was that the on duty police were waved off. His comment was, " 'OF COURSE' they were found innocent". What kind of reporting is that????

4/28/2009 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/04/rules-are-different-for-palefaces.html#readfurther

how many years are we away from this?

4/28/2009 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Common thread woven through many of these police as defendant cases: They are weak to begin with and wouldn't have been brought if the accused were civilians. Hope these guys are full duty ASAP. The "victims" were just the losers of a fight they may have started.

4/28/2009 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q: Cokeheads. Who was their connect in the State's Atty's Office? Or in the upper echelons of CPD? Or city Hall? Or all 3? Someone had the juice to turn a simple disturbance call into a major scandal and felony charges.
Real police can't get a felony charge from the A.S.A.'s on murders, shootings, stabbings, rapes, or armed robberies when they have real solid cases. WTF?
Seeing the films, this was no more than a lightweight scrum after a hockey goal. A 2 minute penalty would have sufficed. But no! Let's fuck these guys! Well, FUCK YOU SHORTSHANKS! And the police-hating media in SHITCAGO!

4/28/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Jody pulls a Cozzi on these guys, UFCK HIM!!!

Where does he spend his off duty time?

What skeletons are in his closets?

What Federal investigations did he bungel?

What can we find out about him to discredit him to turn over to the media in time to make sure that Shortshanks does not extend his career in Chicago?

The next superintendet will one of us, not be a Fed!

4/28/2009 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the comments are fairly easy to read, as the breaking news moderators apparently haven't got the memo yet about posting only negative to cops comments.

There are many comments scattered throughout the board that are strongly supportive of both the CPD and the verdicts.

In fact, the critical comments are quite amusing, in their ignorance and syntax.

The surprising thing is that there are so many idiots that can manage to boot their pc's, connect to the internet and locate the breaking news web site. And still have barely enough brain energy left to manipulate a keyboard.

4/28/2009 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. John Franklin has been dumped out of ERPS over the FOP march. I guess J-Fed is showing the Bosses that they better be on his team..

To bad he is a stand up Boss for marching.

4/28/2009 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUT_FUCKING_STANDING


this was a stupid barfight ... getting pretty tired of all this overcharging lately

4/28/2009 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That great

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

------

False report is "fire -able" I thought ....

4/28/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great news!! Put them back on full active duty NOW. What a shame it is that this incident probably left them all pennyless having to defend themselves against this malicious prosecution. The States case was a sham but they still prosecuted the case and put these fine Officers thru hell. The so called victims should be hung with the lies they told.

4/28/2009 04:36:00 PM



Full active duty NOW ?

First off, I don't think J-Pud is done with these guys yet.

Secondly, don't expect these guys to be the same guys that got jammed up over 2 years ago. It is VERY, VERY common for PO's having been through crap like this, to come back in a less than aggressive manner and do ABSOLUTELY ZERO for the profession that tried to imprison them.

Can you say wagon man ?

4/28/2009 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey States Atorneys - you cocksuckers - I dare you to produce even ONE case of a barfight with a broken nose that became AGG BATT - just ONE you fucking cocksuckers - go fucking die now

4/28/2009 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ST. JUDE PARADE THIS SUNDAY

Weather will be partly cloudy, in the low 60's.

Please be there, to show the world, that were are together, that we stand for our departed officers

Stay safe, we must show Shortshanks we are a force to be reconned with!

4/28/2009 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD! hope these officers receive the appropiate compensation

4/28/2009 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That great

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

------

Can't believe it.

4/29/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good.... of the scandels that remain the only ones in custody are one that tried to have another officer killed, one that foolishly talked and one fat a@s that beat up a bartender.... all of the others released....hmmmmmmmm, three out of about 18 people left. guess it wasnt such big news in the first place.

4/28/2009 08:27:00 PM

You must be kidding, open your eyes up and talk to some coppers. There is still plenty of stuff smoldering, hopefully it's contained before it becomes an inferno.

4/29/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

4/28/2009 03:25:00 PM
____________________________
GPS or not, what ever happened to integrity? If you're assigned to do something, DO it. If you file a false report, you don't deserve the star.

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM

Seriously you fucktwad. What makes you think he didn't look into it? Why do we always have to be negative right away? Maybe, just maybe he was dropped off by another car so he could do the surveillance and left his car at the station. If this were the case then the CR is bullshit. The point is that they are using the GPS not for safety issues as they would have you believe. Either way your an idiot. Don't you fucking think? This is what is wrong with this department. We jump on the negative bandwagon immediately. Have we not learned from these last few incidents where the coppers were vindicated in the end. Your posting on that post for fucks sake. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

4/29/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP... shouldn't you be calling a press confrence?

4/29/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The States Attorney's Office showed just how inept they really are. This is an example of how they've lost their way. If these guys were anything other than police officers they would have never made it past felony review. They need to take a good long look at what they're trying to accomplish with these types of tactics. Now you can all just go and fuck youself.

4/29/2009 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. John Franklin has been dumped out of ERPS over the FOP march. I guess J-Fed is showing the Bosses that they better be on his team..

To bad he is a stand up Boss for marching.

4/28/2009 11:19:00 PM

i'll take Franklin back in 003 as our commander. doubt he'd come back though!

4/29/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great that the are out of it but the guy calling them oustanding police needs to calm down. Powers had a total of maybe 2 years on the job.

Glad they are cleared but just like the trial state only the facts

4/28/2009 06:40:00 PM

**********************************

Sad, but true. Powers has more time at unit 376 (Alt. response section)then he has on the street. BUT, I'm still glad they're back!

As for the "throwing them under the bus" rants and complete "vindication" B.S. SAVE IT! This whole incident affected many members of the department,in addition to just them.Phil Cline comes to mind..and how about the many others who endured the "musical chairs" game afterwards!This directly impacted several dozen department members and indirectly affected all 13,000 of us.

4/29/2009 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the hell did a "bar fight" ever become "aggravated battery" anyhow? Fuck those "SUITS", our guys came out on top and that's what counts. Unfortuneatly, one of our guys resigned a few months ago, because of the stress, which is a damn shame cus he was 1 of the supposedly "13,000" cops who was the "Real Police" in his day. Good luck to you guys and god bless ya..

4/29/2009 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't be attending St. Jude this year.
Lots of clowns will be seated in the reviewing stand who aren't worthy of my time or energy. I will stop by Saturday evening and pay my respects with a wreath for the fallen at the Memorial, but there is no way I will devote a day of my time to the high command of what was once a damn fine PD. My prayers have been answered with regard to the officers in the politically charged "Jef. Tap" case. Now if Kirby would just be willing to retire quickly...

4/29/2009 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These officers can definitely sue for false arrest, defamation, sue the sue-ers!!

These officers will surely face suspension time for being involved in a bar fight, bringing discredit, conduct unbecoming etc. they will get big time and then be re-tread on the job....

4/29/2009 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think it was Anita Alverez..who pushed this case...it was that jackass Bob Milan...who Anita forced out...also that fucking bitch Kirby really pushed the issue.
4/28/2009 03:06:00 PM

Are you sure it wasn't that bad drunk pussy cassidy???

4/29/2009 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The silence from the media covering the not guilty verdict is deafening.

4/29/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a cop,but ANY guy that calls the police or presses charges against another guy because he got his ASS kicked is a pussy! There were times I won and antimes i had my ass kicked. Suck it up and drive on. Thee three yuppies who pressed charges are pussies. It's the pussification of the American male folks. Press charges and sue,sue and sue!

4/29/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long until JFED makes this a 'federal case'?

4/29/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of these BS police indictments were pushed for by Bob Milan, Devines second chair. Milan truly is a piece of garbage. Everything he did the last two years was to help build up his unsucessfull run for the state's attorney's office. This loser had no skill to get a job in the privare sector after working twenty years as a prosecutor. He had Devine make a phone call to Fitzerald so he could get his lackey another job sucking on the government tit.

4/29/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will still get sued in civil court.

4/29/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you guys. Jeff I talked to you at Shidokan and you seemed confident and upbeat, even though I know it was weighing on you. Congratulations buddy I am glad the verdict was the right one and Gainer saw through all this bullshit.

4/29/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...btw, read some of the comments on the wgn breaking news website... enough to make you want to throw up. I should have taken SCC's word, and not read those comments..."

4/28/2009 10:37:00 PM


I AGREE TOTALLY !

If this kind of media existed before I took my Police Exam, I sincerely have no doubt I would have opted for another profession.
As it is, I am lucky enough to be done with it, retired, collecting my pension and not in Chicago !

.

4/29/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have never seen aggravated battery charges for a broken nose in or out of a bar. for those that don't know out there, you have to be shot for the offender to be charged with aggravated battery in cook county, and at the time you were shot you must have been sober, never been arrested, prepared to sit in a police station for 48 hours, etc...

4/29/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't be attending St. Jude this year.
Lots of clowns will be seated in the reviewing stand who aren't worthy of my time or energy. I will stop by Saturday evening and pay my respects with a wreath for the fallen at the Memorial, but there is no way I will devote a day of my time to the high command of what was once a damn fine PD. My prayers have been answered with regard to the officers in the politically charged "Jef. Tap" case. Now if Kirby would just be willing to retire quickly...

4/29/2009 04:12:00 AM

How dare you. The bosses that you can't stand aren't the ones that you're supposed to be marching for. You're supposed to be there for the people marching around you and those who no longer can march. You march for P.O. Francis, you march for P.O. Taylor and every other Officer that didn't make it to checkoff. Don't use "them" (bosses) as an excuse to not honor the fallen. It's about us, it's about the P.O's that lay bleeding to death on the street or in their partner's arms. Remember that. That is who it is ALWAYS about, no matter how fucked up the brass is. WE march for ourselves and for the dead, because no one else ever will.

4/29/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, the verdict is good news. I believe that we should give a bit more credit to Judge Gainer though.
We have all seen the bar fights. Go into 018 on any weekend and see the civilians punching each other in the snot locker at all the drink-joints. The ASA will NEVER even 'consider' Felony charges of Aggravated Battery unless there is SEVERE and/or PERMANENT damage to the victim. However, if there's even a 'remote' chance that the near death individual may have threw the initial punch, even in self-defense to thwart off an attack, the ASA calls them 'mutual combatants' and tells them to go with Simple Battery.
Judge Gainer has seen that. He knew, after a complete review of the evidence that the ... ah-hem, "alleged victims" started the shit, and lost. That normally would have been the end of the story.
But when they found out that they were coppers,they got their slip n' fall attorney who figured that the bad publicity of the CPD lately would carry them through a criminal case, then... CHA-CHING!
Based upon past performance the city would settle out of court and the lawyer would get his 1/3 leaving the coke-head civilians with thousands of tax free dollars as well.
Judge Gainer saw through this charade and had the balls to acquit the three.
It's not over though. The city is incapable of defending these civil cases in court so they hire private law firms. The law firms charge so much $$ for their services that the City merely settles for an amount that's normally less than the private lawyer fees and dismisses the possibility of a large judgment since all civil ($$) suits vs. the city are 'jury trials' and we've seen how gullible they are.
I had a Corp. Counsel tell me that they were going to 'settle out of court' on a BS false arrest incident... even though the arrestee PLEAD GUILTY in court and stipulated to 'all' the facts in the arrest as true and accurate.
So... Bottom line, good luck to the 3 coppers and Thanks Judge Gainer for doing your job according to law, despite the public pressure and politics.
Stay Safe out there my brothers.

4/29/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see all the Kirby bashing about this case, but isn't it being handled by OPS, or whatever they're called now, IIPRA?

4/29/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous THE END IS NEAR! said...

"Don't read the comments if you don't want to be irritated beyond belief though."

You warned me, but I read the comments. Everything is lost. Society is doomed as we knew it. We shall talk from now on as the way things were pre-Obama and post-Obama. The "Swine Flu" will destroy the U.S.A. Shall we lock-down the borders with Federal Troops; no that would be insensitive to the millions of illegal aliens. Go Barry GO!

4/29/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Fantastic news. Justice has been served. Now give these MEN their jobs back!!! Greg it was great seeing that big smile on your face, and seeing you happy.

Housing Westside!!!!

Goodluck to all of you.

4/29/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First you have to give credit to Judge Gainer for seeing this whole incident for what it was: A FUCKING BAR FIGHT. As a detective I have handled many "handouts" involving bar fights; people with broken bones, stab wounds, bruises, bottles broken over their heads,etc and NOT ONE TIME DID THE COOK COUNTY STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE APPROVE FELONY CHARGES, NOT FUCKING ONCE!!!
ASA Laura Freeman is stupid, incompetent HO. Remember what this bitch said during opening and closing and remember the next time you stop an ASA who has had a few make sure you DUI their ass. After this case NO ONE on this department should give an ASA a break on anything. As for Judge Gainer he made the right decision and I applaud the man for having a set of balls and applying the law instead of giving in to the hype. It was quite evident that the prosecution witnesses were full of shit and are just trying to cash in on the City Lottery. As for ASA FREEMAN and THE ENTIRE COOK COUNTY STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE: GO FUCK YOURSELF

4/29/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to have you guys back!

4/29/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BE CAREFUL OUT HERE. STAY AWAY FROM TROUBLE, BECAUSE THE MEDIA, THE DEPT, THE ASA'S AND A LARGE PORTION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE OUT TO GET YOU. ON OR OFF DUTY YOU ARE NOW A TARGET. YOU ARE NO LONGER A HUMAN WHO HAS FEELINGS, SHOW EMOTIONS OR ARE ALOUD TO MAKE MISTAKES. YOU ARE NOW SUB-HUMAN WITH NO RIGHTS AND DON'T DESERVE THE LEGAL RIGHTS THAT IS AFFORDED ALL OTHERS. THE IS ACCORDING TO ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED. KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ARE F@%kED IF YOU ARE EVER THE DEFENDANT IN A CRIMINAL OR CIVIL TRIAL IN COOK COUNTY AND YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE A JURY DECIDE YOUR FATE.

4/29/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I won't be attending St. Jude this year.
Lots of clowns will be seated in the reviewing stand who aren't worthy of my time or energy. I will stop by Saturday evening and pay my respects with a wreath for the fallen at the Memorial, but there is no way I will devote a day of my time to the high command of what was once a damn fine PD. My prayers have been answered with regard to the officers in the politically charged "Jef. Tap" case. Now if Kirby would just be willing to retire quickly...

4/29/2009 04:12:00 AM

Hey SCC how about a thread about St Jude? I am not going either the idiots at the top want a dog and pony show,I will go and show respect myself, not because a bunch of white shirted asshole make you go! Yea ok boss inspect my uniform I could give a shit what you do or say!

4/29/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No different than the bs that occurred at Mike's on Webster years ago involving highly decoratred sgt G.D. The other vitim was Mike. The "community" (liberal yupbasturds)he gave so much too, hung him out dry.
The sleazy media and reverasses were all over it. Truth, justice and the American way prevailed via an independent out-of-state witness.

4/29/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS or not, what ever happened to integrity? If you're assigned to do something, DO it. If you file a false report, you don't deserve the star.

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM


He is not the Police. The content and style of writing seems a bit odd. Care to defend urself, moron?

4/29/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the guys for their verdict; but being a bullshit case and being found not guilty means nothing to our bosses. I was found not guilty in court on a bullshit case of theirs and it didn't mean shit. All their gang banger/drug dealer "victims" lied in court and in the admin. hearing. That meant nothing either. The head lawyer in prosecuting me said "This is a classic case of circumstantial evidence." So a case based on lies, drug dealer testimony, circumstantial evidence, and a guy who had already been found not guilty in court. HMMMM. Verdict of admin. case: 3 year suspension! Let's not be foolish into thinking logic or facts will get in their way. I hear these guys have clout though so results may differ. Hope they do. No one should have to go through this b.s.

4/29/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest to them not to pick a fight with a one armed midget because they would still get that ass stumped,that midget would be all over that ass like bee to honey stinger included.Had the nerve to call someone else a pussy,then when that ass got rear ended they where the one's that went crying to a lawyer bbbiiiitttccchhhheeeessss

4/29/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Men now sue them for dragging you through this! Welcome Back

4/29/2009 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The States Attorney's Office showed just how inept they really are. This is an example of how they've lost their way. If these guys were anything other than police officers they would have never made it past felony review. They need to take a good long look at what they're trying to accomplish with these types of tactics. Now you can all just go and fuck youself.

Maybe just maybe the ASA trying the case didnt want to put on t he full on A game.. and knew what was going ... making a whole sale assumption to any one group is uneducated.. just as they make those about us

4/29/2009 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess everyone forgets th LAW when coppers are accused.

People have no problem letting murderers go free..

..but god forbid a cop in a mutual combat situation isnt found guilty of Agg Batt. Even thou if they were private citizens they wouldnt have been charged with anything ..worst case simple battery.

Child molesters get bail...no problem. A cop gets his RIGHT to a bail ...OH NO!!!

4/29/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will still get sued in civil court.

4/29/2009 07:55:00 AM

Right, but its going to be a lot harder on these plaintiffs to cash in. The lying plaintiffs in this case will settle for some token city cash and, more importantly, the officers won't lose a penny out of their own pockets.

It should be a lesson to all officers. DON'T MISS COURT. Even for misdemeanors. If you don't want to go to court, then don't make arrests.

Criminal trials/motions/PC hearings are a great way to pin down offenders, witnesses, etc... It makes it a lot harder for the criminal to bring all his friends to a PI attorney and concoct a BS story months down the line.

Even in misdemeanor PC hearings, many of these thugs plead guilty to time served just to get out of the courtroom, which can be a big hurdle to jump if they decide to sue later.

That's why it was so disappointing to see cops miss court for the SSI parade arrests.

The best way to protect yourself from getting sued is to make damn sure you are in court when that criminal case gets called.

4/29/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT buddy of mine just did a alderman complaint in which he did a surveillance. He just was given a CR today saying that he made a false report in that the GPS for his vehicle was never at the location of the surveillance. GPS does work so watch out.

4/28/2009 03:25:00 PM
____________________________
GPS or not, what ever happened to integrity? If you're assigned to do something, DO it. If you file a false report, you don't deserve the star.

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM

____________________________________

If that were true I'd have a hundred CR's by now!

I get those bullshit Alderman complaints all the time and just load them up with BS and turn them in.

Fuck integrity! The complaints aren't worth the paper their written on in the first place!!

4/29/2009 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at 26th and Cal and and have had my moments with judge Gainer. He is a fair no nonsense guy that has integrity. He will no doubt face negative feedback for his decision. As far as Paul Powers is concerned, he is still our brother in blue regardless of his time on the job. Stick together CPD.

4/29/2009 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Franklin is a Nice guy but LT is his limit.

4/29/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Supporter of the Supt. said...

They will still get sued in civil court.

4/29/2009 07:55:00 AM
-----------------------------------When will you guys throw the Supt. a bone for once. Read his press release..."Move on."

You would think the Supt, when he gets to his office is looking for ways to fire members of the CPD.

This man does look out for the men on the street. I know for a fact the many jams he got working copper's out of, very silently.

Before you all ask, no I will not state them here. Many of us old timers know the good this man has done and again, "The silent majority of the CPD supports this man".

Stay safe out there comrades.

4/29/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I won't be attending St. Jude this year.
Lots of clowns will be seated in the reviewing stand who aren't worthy of my time or energy. I will stop by Saturday evening and pay my respects with a wreath for the fallen at the Memorial, but there is no way I will devote a day of my time to the high command of what was once a damn fine PD. My prayers have been answered with regard to the officers in the politically charged "Jef. Tap" case. Now if Kirby would just be willing to retire quickly...

4/29/2009 04:12:00 AM


Please be aware that any displeasure we feel towards management does not also extend to the families of Richard M. Francis, Nathaniel Taylor Jr. or Joseph M. Airhart Jr.

Show up for our fallen comrades and their loved ones. No other reason. We honor our own.

4/29/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No arrests in May.

4/29/2009 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think the Supt, when he gets to his office is looking for ways to fire members of the CPD.

This man does look out for the men on the street. I know for a fact the many jams he got working copper's out of, very silently.

----------------

The CPD brass and Mayor's Office are terrified.

They have refused to release arrest numbers for a comparison to the pre-JFed years. Why?

Felony arrests are down almost 50%, which means Cook Co. takes in less than 1/2 the number of arrestees for bond court that they did in 2006. Third chairs have been removed from criminal courtrooms. Murder trials are beginning in 1-2 years.

Meanwhile, Agg Batts with handguns are WAY over 2006 numbers and the mayor's office is terrified that dramatic increases in homicides in May and June will draw international attention, sinking the Olympic bid.

Street coppers have stopped getting guns and drugs. Detectives have stopped pressuring witnesses. Homicide clearances will drop to an all-time low this year.

J-Fed is sinking in low morale. The word is that they will do ANYTHING to boost activity.

Two years from now, the city will do ANYTHING it can to put coppers into jail for getting the activity that they asked for.

We won't be fooled again!

4/29/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Finally : FAIRNESS! I'd sue the ASA's and the lying complainants! How can you bring charges against someone with a witness you KNOW is a liar?

________________________________

Go ahead and sue asshole...Prosecutors have absolute immunity..now kindly go fuck yourself

4/29/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a dedicated CPD employee for 27 years, I have a few questions and since I know the Superintendent reads this Blog, maybe he can take a moment to answer the top 10 questions I have read over and over again via SCC for us, the troops, not the media.

1. What happened with the case involving Mike Masters, your Chief of Staff, when he was questioned for more than 3 hours standing accused of interfering with an investigation?They brought up very valid points and questions didn't they?

2. What happened to the case where he is listed on the arrest report's narrative as an arresting officer for new years eve in 007? I have a copy and it clearly states Mike Masters Chief of Staff, Sgt. Hamilton etc.

3. What happened with the investigation into Asst. Supt. Cuello's property (condo in 008) where a search warrant was conducted, her daughter was home and that fact was never documented, assault weapons and major drugs were found? Were all guidelines followed by CPD and was a thorough follow-up investigation conducted by IAD, Problem Buildings, the City's Law Dept? What is the status of the CR#?

4. What is the status of the investigation of sensitive items being stolen from IAD, the 5th floor, right across from your office?

5. How is it that you keep creating specialized units and manning them with cars, supervisors and officers when NOT ONE of the high crime districts are at their manpower complement nor are they anywhere near where they should be in relationship to equipment?

6. You found money to put a GPS in cars with over 70,000 miles, and those same cars happen to run like crap, but no money for equipment? On that same note, why is it that the specialized units and the lower crime districts get equipment first? Why was 2211 A created? Last I checked, that is not where the homicides are in 022.

7. Why are all of the good pilot projects always conducted in 001, 018, 020 and 016?

8. Why was your Chief of Staff known to illegally carry an unregistered weapon in Chicago, allowed to have specialized training utilizing CPD resources and personnel, allowed to schedule himself for the power test and allowed to practice shooting on a CPD range and he is not a sworn member of this department nor any other police department?

9. Why was a CR# closed that was obtained by Commander Crump Hales in 003 against an insubordinate Sergeant, whereas your Chief of Detectives witnessed and did nothing? What happened to that CR#? Did D.S. Dugan and Chief Juan Rivera have it Administratively closed?

10. We would like to know your line of thinking......Why do you keep moving personnel around? Why is it that we have not had a solid year without major Exempt changes? Didn't you pick them in the first place? How can the Exempt do their job when they are constantly second guessed by you and your people, the non police? Who is your policy group and how were they selected? Why don't they do details? How are you leading by example? Don't your drivers all have take home cars, their own parking spaces and make overtime on a regular basis when the districts had to cut back on OT? How did you decide not to pursue Asst. Supt. Cuello, Mike Masters and Chief Byrne, but you saw fit to pursue Cozzi and all the other old cases that you have directed to have re-opened? Do you know your 3rd in Command's history? Does she have any street experience. She does have a lot of personal time with many staff members, but other than that, what else can you credit to her? I can regurgitate numbers, run stats and talk a good game. PPO Davidson also has more time on the street than your 3rd in Command has in her entire career!

4/29/2009 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS or not, what ever happened to integrity? If you're assigned to do something, DO it. If you file a false report, you don't deserve the star.

4/28/2009 05:24:00 PM

What? Nobody deserves these stars, mine is garbage. It's all pitted and the paint is coming off all the numbers. I want the old one back. The minimum wage security guards have nicer stars. How do I get it out of the lucite case that I had to pay da mayor's buddy to put it in, all dirty and dusty? What a scam.

Screw the Alderman, why should we do anything for them anyway. They represent their own interests anyway. They're only overpaid part time employees of this city. They pay hommage to King Richard, not the taxpayers, except for the lone Republican.

Democracy?? We are mere peasants in this Democratic Kingdom of King Richard. Fools the lot of you. Rise up for your families, REVOLT! Vote Republican!!!

4/29/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe just maybe the ASA trying the case didnt want to put on t he full on A game.. and knew what was going ... making a whole sale assumption to any one group is uneducated.. just as they make those about us

4/29/2009 02:56:00 PM

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Maybe, just maybe the ASA shouldn't have charged them in the first place you ASSHAT!

4/29/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead and sue asshole...Prosecutors have absolute immunity..now kindly go fuck yourself

4/29/2009 07:57:00 PM

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Tell that to prosecutor of the Duke rape case. Now kindly go fuck YOURself, counselor.

4/29/2009 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well j-jag,answer the mans 10 questions.

4/29/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If indeed Lt John Franklin was dumped because of his participation in the FOP march I will gladly offer to shine his shoes and congradulate him next time I see him.....and as for that jag-off J-pud.... A BIG FUCK YOU!!!!! for dumping a stand-up boss. He shows support for the troops simply because they desire a contract and you punish him for that??? WHAT A SPINELESS FEEB FUCKING PUSSY YOU TURNED OUT TO BE. Oh forgive me...thats already been established.

4/29/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:58 AM,

Not to defend the FOP or anything, but they could call a press conference and wait, and wait, no one has to come like it was required. They write a story when they want to. They write a story that sells those little ads, or those 15 second spots between the news casts.

Mark Donohue can call everyone, they'll answer and say what do you have? Then after they hear what's up they'll say, "oh that's nice, you got anything good?"

I know your point, but it is fruitless. Don't you know what the media is built up with?

F-in Libertards!

4/29/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I dont think it was Anita Alverez..who pushed this case...it was that jackass Bob Milan...who Anita forced out...also that fucking bitch Kirby really pushed the issue.

4/28/2009 03:06:00 PM


Welcome to "B.S" politics, but make sure you can be "happy" with the one that you elected,... she is not particularlly 'police-friendly' either...

4/29/2009 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for everyone saying that jfed is going to throw this one to the feds...your wrong. everyone saying this obviously does not know how the feds operate.................
so relax guys, your gonna have to deal with the lawsuit and might have to pay a little but your still gonna have a job and didnt wind up in jail, take a few breaths boys and enjoy the rest of your career... you will be fine and good luck!

4/28/2009 07:56:00 PM

Uh, do you recall the Los Angeles guys in the Rodney King fiasco? They were cut loose on the state level, but they were then charged by the FEDS and found guilty on civil rights violations, so guess again as to what the FEDS will do.

4/30/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know the Powers kid but I'd go to the wall for him in a second. His father saved my job and my life.

4/30/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, do you recall the Los Angeles guys in the Rodney King fiasco? They were cut loose on the state level, but they were then charged by the FEDS and found guilty on civil rights violations, so guess again as to what the FEDS will do.

4/30/2009 01:01:00 AM

Yeah, I recall. On-duty officers accused of excessive force against a MINORITY. Scenario is much different, to include the Gilfand brothers having lawsuits against other bars over barfights and arriving back at the Jefferson Tap 2 hours after this incident, threatening the owner. Much different.

4/30/2009 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll go to the wall and then through it for Barnes. I know all three as having spent many years in 014. Barnes is one of a top 100 police officers in the city. He loves sitting out for dope and guns.

4/30/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a dedicated CPD employee for 27 years, I have a few questions and since I know the Superintendent reads this Blog, maybe he can take a moment to answer the top 10 questions I have read over and over again via SCC for us, the troops, not the media.

Very well stated. However, I'm sure none of your questions will be answered or acted on. It's the old adage, "do as I say, not as I do." The lowest on the totem pole will get disciplined and the higher-ups who have caused any problems, infractions or discredits get swept under the rug and disappear. Indeed, it is up to dept. members to ask questions why this continuous to occur. This is smeared transparancy at best.

A recent lateral move on the Cmdr in IAD to another unit tells you that perhaps that Cmdr was doing her job and it was getting too uncomfortable for those on the 5th fl. None of these shennanigans will stop until Daley is out.

4/30/2009 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, do you recall the Los Angeles guys in the Rodney King fiasco? They were cut loose on the state level, but they were then charged by the FEDS and found guilty on civil rights violations, so guess again as to what the FEDS will do.

4/30/2009 01:01:00 AM

these guys were OFF-DUTY.

4/30/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, do you recall the Los Angeles guys in the Rodney King fiasco? They were cut loose on the state level, but they were then charged by the FEDS and found guilty on civil rights violations, so guess again as to what the FEDS will do.

4/30/2009 01:01:00 AM

True look at what j-fed did directly to COZZI!!

4/30/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Franklin for Superintendant of CPD !!!

4/30/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos for Judge Gainer for doing his job and not letting the case be swayed by the media. It is refreshing to see a judge do the right thing and tell it like it is. It is also interesting that in his written decision he addresses the inconsistncies in the victim and witness statements. We should demand that this be addressed by the Corp Counsel when it comes to a civil trial, but I really don't expect that to happen. Congrats to Jeff Planey, I am so very happy for you. You and your family have been in my prayers during this long ordeal.

4/30/2009 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS WAS A DEBBIE KIRBY AND CITY HALL DEBACLE.

5/01/2009 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS UNBELIEVABLE THAT DEB KIRBY IS THE LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE SUP. WHEN SHE HAS NEVER BEEN A PRACTICING LAWYER. TOM NEEDHAM HAS BEEN GETTING ALL HER CASES OVERTURNED WITH BACK PAY AT THE POLICE BOARD. SHE RUINS GOOD COPPERS LIFES THEN THE CITY HAS TO PAY FOR HER MISTAKES...

5/01/2009 09:15:00 PM  

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