Friday, April 17, 2009

Not a Major Problem

  • Citing the ongoing criminal and internal investigation into the actions of Wentworth Area Detective Joseph Frugoli, Weis declined to comment on the case during an interview this morning on WGN-Ch. 9. But he said drunken driving among his officers is not "systemic," adding: "If you look at other agencies, or other organizations--lawyers, doctors, pilots, even members of the media--alcoholism and alcohol abuse, it's a problem for American society."
As we are unaware of any reliable studies to cite regarding the prevalence of alcohol abuse and drunken driving amongst cops as compared to the other professions or the general population, we'll assume that the media and assorted trolls are just pulling numbers out of thin air and pumping their own agendas.

As a side note, corruption in the Department isn't "systemic" either. But we're supposed to believe that J-Fed was brought here to tame a Department that was "out of control." Meanwhile, 50% of the City Council has gone to jail in the past 25 years, two governors have served time and a third is on the way to Club Fed.

Some people are missing what's really out of control we think.

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Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"....we'll assume that the media and assorted trolls are just pulling numbers out of thin air and pumping their own agendas."
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Shortshanks agenda is to take heat off City Hole and put it on somebody else. Alcoholic coppers involved in fatal DUI traffic crashes are the perfect villain and will not be spared.

4/17/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about an investigation into Mike Masters illeagly carrying a gun and Jfed did nothing about it though he knew!!

4/17/2009 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pick on the police yet again. okay, instead of putting the stats of dui cases all over the news only regarding coppers. lets see, hmmm - lets break it down by racial makeup, gender makeup and then break it down on professions. that should take the heat off the police department immediately. just as many dui cases if not more with school teachers, lawyers, doctors, news anchor men and women, garbage men, electricians, etc. So SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU COP HATING PUKES.

4/17/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously mr weis has never been to a police retirement or xmas party. and we all know that j-fed has never worked the 4 to 4's.

4/17/2009 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about an investigation into Mike Masters illeagly carrying a gun and Jfed did nothing about it though he knew!!

4/17/2009 01:18:00 AM


No one is going to take your anonymous post seriously no matter how many dozens of times you float it out there.

Go down to IAD and make an allegation and put your name to it and give a witness statement. Let us know how it goes.

This is sounding like complaining that district sergeants leave early and why doesn't someone investigate this gross theft of city time. Here's a news flash, ALL supervisors take turns leaving early in every district and unit all over the city.

Who is going to investigate that? Other supervisors? Hah! Won''t happen in a million years.

Supervisors consider leaving early a rightful perk of having a little rank. "Rank Has It's Privileges" and on the Chicago Police Department those privileges include not staying for their whole shift on a rotating basis.

In one far north side district officers kept detailed logs on how early supervisors were ducking out and then delivered the package to IAD. Guess what, no one did anything.

Same thing with this Masters gun thing, not unless witnesses come forward and make a stink and give their own names etc. Anonymous posts on the blog go nowhere.

4/17/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been on just job many years,and the number of drunken exempts driving,plus the drunken alderidiots to numerous to mention! Lets get the coppers is the new game but it really is an old game! Hey boss start at the top see what bosses are bad and lowing morale even furthur look at nothing more than where all bosses get their news SCC!

4/17/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about an investigation into Mike Masters illeagly carrying a gun and Jfed did nothing about it though he knew!!

4/17/2009 01:18:00 AM

The "boy wonder" continues playing the police! At least the 14 year old looked like a cop not a "sesame street" reject!

4/17/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think back a few years: There was an airline pilot that was arrested for "FLYING WHILE INTOXICATED",so to single out police officers is really grasping at straws.!!!!!!!!

4/17/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all dept members...Look at J-Fed's "pet project" website....The Mobile Strike Force unit. The slide show appears to show alcohlic beverages in some of the pictures at what appears to be their Christmas party.Is this just the same SOS unit with just a different name?

4/17/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

NBC teaser: "shocking statistics involving police officers arrested for DUI...and what the city is going to do about it..."

Contemptible "journalism", as well as City Halls knee-jerk reaction.

4/17/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop, so I don't know about cops. But all I can think of is when I read this is my State's Attorney friends who casually refer to their "get out of jail free" cards as they weave their way from the bar to the car.

I can't count the number times I've heard that. And I'm ashamed to say I can count the number of times I've said "take a cab".

4/17/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said.....Meanwhile, 50% of the City Council has gone to jail in the past 25 years

SCC....Is this a typo...I'm not bustin balls, just hoping i'm not that clueless.

4/17/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

suggestion to the mayor
let's test all the alderman for drug and alcohol abuse

4/17/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta give credit to Wiess ... he said 1 - 1000 cops have problem


but 1- 200 or so non-cops were arrested for DUI



... good job on that one J-Fed

4/17/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do some street stops outside of Billy Goat Tavern.

Royko, Jacobson, and others have been DUI

Steinberg was locked up for an self admitted alcohol related domestic.

Id be willing to bet theres a higher proportion of Media with alcohol problems than police.

Of course they wont report it like they did everything possible to extend courtesy to that reporter showing of her T n A at the Stebic house.

4/17/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should try taming a City that is out of control. The killings and all other Index crimes are through the roof! The suburbs are also impacted. The whole freekin State of Illinois is turning into an Iraq and Chicago is Baghdad. Offcourse, it is the Chicago Police Officers fault.
Let us make a science research project of the lives of every Officer to find blame in the behavior of a disfunctional society run by a broken down systen with no checks and balances. We got a house full of roaches and we are swating flies.

4/17/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

It's real simple, I heard J-Pud made the statement that if it ever turned out that he may be the root of the morale problem within CPD, he would leave voluntarily...
H's still here, hence I'm drinking heavily.... He leaves I quit... OK, I'll quit if he takes the midget with him.

4/17/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding post at 4/17/2009 11:45:00 AM

In fairness to our "friends" in the media, before the interview one WGN newscaster (Marcella Raymond???) did say that 1 in 1000 coppers compared to 1 in 155 civilians.

4/17/2009 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sergeants leaving early? When I retired from a north side district, I cleaned out my locker. What did I find? Enough yellow slips that were held to paper our den!

4/18/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Critical Thinker said...

This has nothing to do with hating on police officers. Police officers are suppose to be smarter than driving under the influence. They lock up people all the time for problems relating to alcohol you would think they get the point.
There is no excuse for his actions, two young people were killed and this guy tried fleeing the scene.
Imagine if it was your son or brother or cousin or best friend that died from someone driving drunk.

Alcoholism is a serious issue and if the people who are suppose to regulate the laws cannot follow them, then you know our system is fucked.

4/19/2009 11:50:00 AM  

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