Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Maurer Fired

This has been popping up in our comment sections for three or four days now. Shaved had a post up at 2230 hours last night citing the Sun Times article:
  • A former high-ranking Chicago Police officer has been fired as $130,380-a-year security chief at O’Hare and Midway Airports amid his complaints about physical vulnerabilities and manpower shortages.

    Tensions between Jim Maurer and aides to Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino have been building for nearly seven months. They came to a boil on Friday, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sources said.

And what was the source of the tension?
  • That’s when Maurer got into a heated argument with Eileen O’Connor, a top aide to Andolino. O’Connor accused the security chief of “physically attacking” her, sources said. Although Maurer categorically denied the charge, Andolino fired him on the spot.
Maurer may be a lot of things, and although we've never worked directly for him, we have a hard time seeing him physically attacking a woman. That's just too far fetched for words. Andolino, former secretary for Silent Vic Reyes though, well, that's another story.
  • Beneath the personality clash is a lingering dispute over O’Hare security.

    Sources said Maurer has grown increasingly concerned about a shortage of police officers at O’Hare and about vulnerabilities in the airport’s physical plant.

    Since late February, when Andolino was placed in charge of both the Department of Aviation and the O’Hare Modernization Program, the singular focus has been on construction, the sources said.

    “Everything is depleted…Police levels are significantly lower than they used to be,” said a source familiar with Maurer’s version of the dispute.

This we can believe completely. Maurer has been outspoken on more than one occasion. It cost him a shot at the Superintendent's job once. And in light of the mayor's message that everything is all right, we're completely safe and we're getting the Olympics, Maurer's concerns would be considered "rocking the boat." And we all know what happens to people who rock Shortshank's boat.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DALEY crime family better come up with another top paying job for MAUER so that he doesn't blow the roof off to the feds!!Of course cash in small denominations will suffice.

9/15/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no sympathy for this political hack. gee he retires with his six figure pension then he get another city job with a take home the day he retires. Fuck him you reap what you sow. He got out clouted by someone else. Boo fucking hoo.

9/15/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Really Old Copper said...

Eileen O'Connor is full of crap. If pointing an accusatory finger is a physical attack, she's been hiding in her office too long. The way I heard it, Jim was asked what he thought about some of the programs O'Connor and her boss had implemented and he said they were wasting City money and O'Connor started calling him names. When he pointed his finger and raised his voice in response to the name calling she freaked. As a responsible administrator it's his job to make resources stretch. If that goof O'Connor and her silly boss want to waste money on useless programs that cut down on security, then Jim's right and they're wrong. Further, I've known Jim his entire career and even worked with him when he was a police officer. He would NEVER physically attack her and I'm sure his finger wasn't loaded. I hope he sues and gets a lot of money when the several witnesses at the scene are deposed and prove what a BSer O'Connor is. Billions for the Olympics and zero for O'Hare security and the 50 million+ (numbers from actual ticket sales) people a year that travel through there.

9/15/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation.

It is a badly kept secret how shorthanded O'Hare is. Now with cutting out 1/2 of the special employment it got that much worse.

At least Jimmy sticks to his principles.

9/15/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mauer, class act. Old School Sgt. K. O'Malley, 021

9/15/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I first met Jim Maurer as an outstanding tac officer who spent most of his time working the south end of 013 including Henry Horner projects and the Black Panthers' Chicago Chapter, 2350 W. Madison St.
I was a detective assigned to the old Area 4, 943 W. Maxwell St.

Maurer was the REAL muthafuckin' PO-leece.

Later, he was my commander at the new Area 4. Unlike most exempts, he was always an honorable and fair man with huge cojones. We shared a mutual admiration and respect. He was the best Area Detective Division commander in my personal experience.

Aside from being a member of Daley's Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO) front and a protege of the notorious Victor Reyes, who the fuck is this Rosemarie Andolino? Resume please...

In this corrupt political clusterfuck of a city, the fact that Jim Maurer had balls probably proved to be his undoing. The man would not suffer fools lightly.

Retirement is great. Fuck 'em, Jim! Enjoy life. After all these years, you certainly deserve it, my brother.

9/15/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that the Aviation Police don't carry weapons?

That's one quick way to improve security. They could provide nice backup for the CPD personnel stationed at both airports.

As for Maurer laying hands on that woman. I doubt it.

Yelling, I would believe.

Seems likely that a pretext was needed to get rid of him.

9/15/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait til something happens there...I just hope the few gusy that are there are not hurt when it does.

9/15/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T HAVE A TAG DAY FOR JIMMY MAURER SO QUICKLY?
HE REPLACED TOWNSEND @ THAT SAME POST.COLLECTING A GOLD STAR PENSION,THEN LANDS A 130G A YEAR JOB RIGHT AFTER RETIREMENT? YEAH, LET'S ALL FEEL SORRY FOR HIM.
PERHAPS HE SHOULD REVIEW THE SCREAMING VIDEO HE MADE ON DEMEANOR? BETTER YET,TAKE YOUR GOOFY LOOKING MUTT& MOVE INTO THE RETIREMENT VILLAGE BURGE IS IN.

9/15/2009 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosie Andolino is a pretty empty headed hack. She isn't the only woman in the Aviation administration that fits that description. More than a few were hired for thier looks, not brains.

Andolino graduated from college with a degree in Marketing, a lightweight major. She's married to former Alderman Michael Fary.

Former Commissioner Nuria Fernandez in comparison was highly educated and had advanced academic degrees in Civil Engineering and Management. She didn't last too long out in clout land.

I'd bet that O'Connor is lying about Officer Mauer.

Does anyone know if Eileen O'Connor is related to Alderman Patrick O'Connor?

9/15/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is a gentleman and a good cop. Telling the truth gets you fired in Shitcago.

9/15/2009 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Maurer is the best boss I ever served on this job! It figures!

9/15/2009 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosie was always good at using her head.

9/15/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAUER FOR MAYOR.

9/15/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Eve Rodriquez said she can't discuss "personnel matters".

MEDIA: RED FLAGS!

...or are you just going to sit back as da Mare and his inner circle of buffoons continues to dupe the taxpayers with non-responses.

9/15/2009 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is a good man, and you got it right, that woman has been out to get him. He would never do anything like what they have accused him of, but he would have definitely spoken his mind and refused to be silenced. So this is Daley's solution.

9/15/2009 04:46:00 AM  
Blogger Big City Police (Ret.) said...

Maurer, I think, was a tact Sgt in 018 under Eddie Wodnicki. Wodnicki was one of those classic, pro copper bosses that don't exist anymore. Once, when he was Commander of Area 6 Detectives, we brought a burglar there and he asked us what we had. We began recounting the facts, and Tyrone interrupted us and said we was lyin' on him. Wodnicki told Tyrone to STFU. When Tyrone interrupted us again, Wodnicki clocked him, out cold.

Anyway, that balls out attitude kept Eddie Wodnicki from becoming Superintendent and Leroy Martin got the top spot instead. It was always my impression that Maurer was cut from the same cloth as Wodnicki, and yes, it kept Maurer from the top spot, as well. I'm sure they wanted him to keep quiet about stuff at O'Hare, but it's not in his nature to do that at the expense of the safety of his men. He is a perfect example of the kind of stand-up boss that is missing from the CPD today.

Instead, you have the eunuch, Fed Fraud.

9/15/2009 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as vulnerabilities at O'Hare you can bet Maurer is correct on this one. Any officer who works at the airport law enforcement or O'Hare Special Employment knows how undermanned the airport is police wise.

Does anyone think that Osama or Abdul or Muhammed does not notice these things? Maurer has a few faults but letting his guard down is not one of them.

Security can now be dropped right in the laps of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino and Eileen O’Connor.

Who would you rather be protecting our airports? This opens up a nice spot for another political hack with the brown stain of Daley's ass on his/her nose.

It sure would be something if Maurer were to give an interview to local news media regarding the poor security situation at O'Hare. On 9/11 too, for shame. Daley politics at work again.

9/15/2009 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim is an excellent gy. I've met him on several occasions and have always been impressed with his standings and chosen words.

9/15/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All BS- just a clout contest and she won.

9/15/2009 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAURER IS STILL A J#%-O*& AND GOT WHAT HE DESERVED ~ HE DID IN FACT GO AFTER A FEMALE AIRPORT COMMISSIONER AND HAD TO BE RESTRAINED BY OTHERS.....GOOD RIDDANCE TO THIS CLASSLESS PIECE OF CRAP!

9/15/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real security as in Police On Duty at the airport do not put money into the pockets of the Daley Crime Family.

Laying concrete and expanding the airport and hiring clouted companies, puts money in where they want it and that's what they want.

The terrorist just saw that Ohare and Midway just softened up as targets. I think I will copy these stories and E-forward them to papers in Switzerland, and Copenhagen, for the International 'Limpic committee to see. I hope they have some integrity and are not baffled by Oprah and Mrs. Obama, or the boxes of cash that Shortshanks sent them.

P.S. There is an FOP meeting this evening, it should be crowded.

9/15/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is delusional. He took care of himself and his sycophants. Anything else is myth.

9/15/2009 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the good fortune to work for him some years ago. If you had the misfortune to get him pissed at you then you might feel that you had been physically attacked after the force of his vocal rebuke. I agree it isn't him to attack a woman physically. It is him to take a stand and stick to it even if it is political suicide. Not all of his ideas were the greatest but he sure stuck to his guns and didn't bakc down.

9/15/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley's people wacked. From Masters to the head of personnel at CPD, Tracy whatever. I hear the head of personnel is just a nasty and the whole unit wants out. She treats people like crap, cause she can. Supposedly all the bosses at HQ know about her and can't do a thing about it cause she is a Daley appointee. And we all know about Masters. Although I will say I am glad Mauer finally got his comeuppance.

9/15/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mauer wouldn't cry wolf.

Just fly through O'Hare and you see the lack of police. Compare what you see at O'Hare to what you see at other U.S. airports. Most have police at every check point.

O'Hare has more holes than Cicero av. on Saturday night.

9/15/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous George Ass said...

Overall I thought Maurer was a pretty good boss. He did take care of his people for whatever reasons. Everybody knows that his two adopted sons who were numbers one and two on that Lts test got the scenarios from him.

9/15/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were at least four witnesses who saw the argument and to the man/woman they said that Maurer never touched this bitch.
I just hope he gets them all deposed and on paper before they feel the pressure to "revise" what they saw. This is a perfect wrongful termination case. This city sucks.

9/15/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is a good boss and a great copper. Anyone who says otherwise either doesn't know the man or is still aching over some past perceived "wrong." Maurer took care of the men under him at all costs. I was one of those men at one time, and I can tell you, he's one excellent boss.

9/15/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have known Maurer from the job, for about 20 years. Worked for him for a few. This Political hack put a case on him, in typical political fashion. Maurer always was a yeller and a screamer but NO F&*kn way would he hit a woman. He would call you out if you were wrong or stupid but ALWAYS backed the working police. He went to bat for those coppers in 025 that got fired over Merriday, trying to save their jobs. He consistently wrote reports backing good police officers who got CRs making honest mistakes. Say what you want but he is what is missing these days. A boss that cares about his men and this Department. When guys like him were around we still had fun and it was always like we were one big family. Dysfunctional at times, but a family.. Now what do we have? Say what you want about him being crazy and always yelling but we could count on him to back us and never throw us under the bus for political expedience.

9/15/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

5:26 AM "Big City Police (Ret.)"

I worked under both Maurer and Wodnicki in Areas 4 and 6, respectively. While both had cojones, that's where any comparison ends.

eMail me at cpdfop7@yahoo.com
We must have a CONFIDENTIAL "chat". That is, unless you are "da Woz" himself.

9/15/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that the Aviation Police don't carry weapons?That's one quick way to improve security. They could provide nice backup for the CPD personnel stationed at both airports.

----

Have you seen these goofs? There's a good reason they don't let them have guns!

9/15/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for Mauer yrs ago and found him to be a very good and fair boss. I had no complaints. And there were times that I saw him get in peoples face. Mine was one of them on 2 occassions. I have read lots of responses on here about this post. There were some people that didn't like him but more that did. Nobody said that we should hold a tag day for him and it is common for people that have the education,expierence & knowledge to get hired elsewhere once they retire. So I have no problem with them hiring Jim out at the airports
I also think it is way to unfair for the person that would but Mauer's name in the same sentence as Burge. Burge was and still is a POS. Mauer was never like that.
As far as him being outclouted out at the airport. This here may come back to bite some people in the A$$ if and when some more of the truth starts to come out.

9/15/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:26 AM

Wodnicki was a loud mouth bully. Ask Northside about some of the shots he pulled.

9/15/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I am being forced to sit through TARA "training" all week, after Day One, I am scared shitless. We are so screwed if anything happens here!!

9/15/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is that Mauer got cought up in political infighting. There is some much corruption and waste at the airport, it is unbelievable. The Law Enforcement these has been cut bach SINCE 9/11 and a ton of money has been diverted. Even the Feds know about this and look the other way. because some of them are in on it, or are just too lazy to do anything.
Mauer tried to get more money for the CPD and Aviation Police and had his hand slapped, then when he still tried to get something done, they did him in.
Its amazing how the feds just gloss over these ( daley )people and let them get away with all this.

9/15/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy Maurer has been a political creature his whole existence, serving the established needs of "CLOUT".

Jimmy resides in a convoluted state of delusional grandeur and has been shown reality.

Personally, I like Jimmy but he is and has been a political creature from inception.

Maybe Jimmy can go on the Roe Conn Show and cry about his mistreatment at the hands of his Masters.

9/15/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many OT spots at each airport? Does anyone know?

They say we are staffing their shortages. That's a damn Lie!

9/15/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Jimmy's frantic phone calls to 45th Ward Alderman Patrick J. Levar, Chairman of the Aviation Committee, went unheard this time.

Jimmy you got "OUT-CLOUTED" this time!

9/15/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy call Chasen up, maybe he will hook you up at the CBOT.

9/15/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought Maurer was an idiot.

9/15/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy,

General George Patton you aren't!

You could be akin to a Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein or a Joseph Stalin though.

9/15/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, that must of really burnt Ol' Jimmy Boy up, being handed your ass by a woman. Oh boy, oh boy!


I bet the look on Ol' Jimmy Boy's face was priceless, absolutely priceless.

9/15/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy,

In the end, all that ass kissing and knife twisting for naught.

9/15/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...MAUER FOR MAYOR.

Seriously, this is an idea whose time might have come.

9/15/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."Security can now be dropped right in the laps of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino and Eileen O’Connor"...

I have to look at them, some years ago I was working on a TV show at OHare, and this dark haired late
30s early 40s a little on the heavy side airport official went on a real phyco screaming tantrum in front of everyone. She must have had a lot of clout and this was just before she would have to worry that someone would get this on a cell phone video. Real unprofessional; if it was on of them I'd back Jimmy Mauer's story.

9/15/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no sympathy for this political hack. gee he retires with his six figure pension then he get another city job with a take home the day he retires. Fuck him you reap what you sow. He got out clouted by someone else. Boo fucking hoo.

So your main problem is that he's one, of many prior bosses, that have retired and continued to work while collecting a pension. You don't seem to acknowledge that he actually had the balls to question the Daley regime about the inadequacies of airport security. Perhaps you are one of these new young punks that complain about everything but don't see how fu$#ed up this city really is. It's all about the money- not security. Mauer had the balls to call this shit out and he was fired for it. Well at least he'll not be blamed when shit hits the fan at one our highly secured airports. Somehow the Daley faction will point the finger at him even when he's gone.

9/15/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

We know Maurer to be nothing but a gentleman from our own personal encounters (always courteous, always looked you in the eye and unlike most so called exempts, would take the time and shoot the breeze with a lowly blue-shirt)and word of mouth of our esteemed elder "subject matter experts."

Heaven help you if you were a goof, lazy or a coward... You would justifiably get torn a new one but on the same hand, we've NEVER known him to intentionally hurt or go after a Policeman like some other exempts have done whether physically or with the stroke of a pen so we detect a faint whiff of bullshit with the Daley Inc. cover story being circulated. He may have his oddities but again, we do call bullshit on this one even before the dice stop rolling.

On a personal note, we observed with more than a little amusement and were informed on several occasions that the clout suckhole exempt "administrators" were actually terrified of Maurer because they knew they were such pale imitations of real Police bosses.

He would show up on calls armed with a shotgun... Well gee, how is it gonna look if a boss rolls on hot calls WITHOUT A DRIVER & carrying a shotgun? What if the blue-shirts emulate that example? Foo, perish the thought... That's sooo 1960's style Policing... This is the modern era CPD and we wanna be your friends, Daley Inc. says so...

Enjoy retirement for real ya ol' scoundrel! Oh, btw... 1st, 2nd & 3rd rounds are on you right? LOL!

9/15/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is guilty of only one thing here. Opening his mouth and speaking his mind. It cost him the supt. spot last time because he had the nerve to say what every one of us was thinking and the media, politicians and silent majority were to scarred to say. This time, he had the nerve to say we don't have enough police and the security of citizens is at risk. We all already know this also but heaven forbid you speak out against the little midget's wishes. Jimmy, go public with all this crap. It's an airport. It's FEDERALLY regulated. Make them show the true numbers!!!

9/15/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loud mouthed and irrogant? Absolutely. Attempted to physically strike a woman? Not a chance in hell.

9/15/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy,hit the airwaves on roe conn.let the good people of chicago know exactly what is goino on.

9/15/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/15/2009 12:53:00 AM

Hey John only beacuse you ask! Rosie is married to mark fary a formenr 12th ward politcal hack, who helped rosie with the job as gofer for "silent vic" and now has a $260,000 a year job with cars and drivers! Some believe rosie's family is "mobbed up"! What say you?

9/15/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy let them have it! You speaking out now could save lives down the road. Speak the truth before they spin the story in their favor.

9/15/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never worked for the man, heard good things and bad about him.
You lie down with dogs (DALEY), you wake up scratching. There is
no such thing as loyalty to the mutts running this Dept. and this
Shitty!

ONE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE VOTERS TRULY WAKE UP IN THE COMING ELECTIONS. HOFFMAN FOR MAYOR 2011!

9/15/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley's people wacked. From Masters to the head of personnel at CPD, Tracy whatever.

So much for the 'nationwide search' for a director of personnel! And here we had
an available lackey RIGHT HERE
IN CHICAGO. What a piece of crap
this Dept. has become over the past 18 months...

9/15/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox news/aviation dept trying to tie mauer firing into firing of sleeping private security mutts.

9/15/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year or a few years from now Mauer will be pronounced a hero and interviewed on CNN and MSNBC. They'll be asking him why his warnings about lax security at Chgo airports were ignored much like those FBI agents early warnings about 911 were ignored. He'll be a hero but it won't bring anyone back who got killed in an airport.

9/15/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of good, accurate comments about MAURER soo far.

Delusional?: Yep, he thought he was “Patton”. Tied into the Daley Crime Family”?: How else do you get a job like that? Good Boss?: Hell Yes! Looked out for his own people?: Who doesn’t these days? Never lay his hands on a woman?: I cant see him doing that either (However, he probably should have knocked her out.) CORRECT?: FUCK YES! We are down manpower not only at the airports, which is a huge security concern, but all over the city! Hopefully, he will open the lid on our “manpower” issues; show where the money is going and where it should go! What the hell does he have to loose? How much is his pension?

Maurer is probably reading this now. Face it; you got shit-canned for being right! Your “Guy” fucked you! Now its time you go fuck HIM! And all you have to do is TELL THE TRUTH!

However, I think it’s kinda funny. “What goes around comes around”! I was there, Maurer, in the 001st Dist auditorium, right after the TABD protests, right after we had the black-gear, and the “goon squad”, right after your “midget platoon” idea went south. Remember what you said to a room full of Cops? The whole “More with less” Speech? That “Getting rid of that 10%” Spiel? About how the new image of the CPD is going to be able to accomplish “More” police work with “Less” officers? Guess there were a few cops listing to you that day. Guess your wish came true. Too bad it came back and bit you right in your ass!

9/15/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More command changes effective Thur. Some new commanders and anything else?

9/15/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never had the opportunity to work for Mauer directly, but I remember him from the crowd control training at O'Hare years ago. He looked just like George C. Scott playing Patton with the dog and cigar. He was kne of those bosses who could get you to believe that he would have your back, I would not trust these new supervisors as far as I could throw them. I wish he could have taken the top spot, but this will not stand in the Daley Crime Family.

9/15/2009 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just an observation, on all the comments (in the rumor post from a few months back, this one, the ones on the sun-times and NBC) all the negative comments about Maurer seem to be left by the same few people- you can tell by the all caps posts, the bad grammar and spelling, the multiple copies of the exact same comments posted on different sites, and that they never say anything constructive or give any actual facts. The way I see it, Maurer was management and no matter how good of a boss ANYONE is, they will never please everyone, they will be bound to make some enemies.

I have known Maurer for many years and I can tell you, First hand, that he is a pit bull and he will speak his mind whether you like it or not and you do not want to be on the other end of an ass chewing from him. Things will get heated and loud, but he would never hit a women. this story reeks of BS

9/15/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fly out of Milwaukee. Easier, safer, less expensive all the way around. For that matter, MOVE to Milwaukee. Same reasons!

9/15/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous lt jjthulis cpd retd said...

Maurer is one of the good guys...one of the few left that could run things if we hadd terrorist attack....
last of the street cops and a good boss....
the only coppers who hated him were dogs that wouldn't work...
really a shame....
daley is such an asshole

9/15/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me more about this Ed Wodnikki guy, he sounds like a boss I would like to work for.

9/15/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW ALL MAUER NEEDS TO DO IS WALK INTO THE FIFTH FLOOR AND BITCHSLAP dALEY ALL AROUND HIS OFFICE JUST FOR THE SPORT OF IT.

9/15/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very unlikely that Jim Maurer attacked Ellen O'Connor, who has a rep for bullying, shooting from the hip, and vindictiveness. Guess we'll never know, since Rosie Andolino fired him, based on Ellen's input alone, without even bothering to get his side of the story. So much for due process. This is a huge loss for the airport.

9/15/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever says shit about Maurer never had to work in a ghetto district and need a boss to back you up. Jim Maurer was a cop's cop as a boss, if he had an inner circle, so fucking what. I wasn't in it but I felt good knowing Maurer was in charge, it meant the working police would be protected.

Rosemarie Andolino and Eileen O’Connor have no business being in positions that might require life and death decisions someday. They will piss their panties if blood is shed in those terminals.

As you sow, so shall you reap. This might come home to roost for Rosemarie Andolino and Eileen O’Connor and not in a good way.

9/15/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do You Know Who My Clout is ??? I'll show you how much weight I carry !! Don't you ever fuck with Me !! "

The above is what goes on with psuedo political hacks ! They can't perform their duties so they flex their muscle by calling their CLOUT when they feel threatened by someone elses ability to do a job & do it correctly. FUCK Off Andolino & Clout, You Suck Big Time !!!!!!

P.S.

MAYOR DALEY SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/15/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's not hard to verify that the airports are shorter-staffed lately than before.

It's not hard to verify that there are gaping holes in security and public safety at the airports.

It's not hard to verify, considering the plethora of cameras, whether he 'charged at' her or not.

I'm not a big fan, but I'd say the man has a lawsuit. He may even be covered by the whistleblower law.

And, since this is the 'city that settles', I'd say he wins. BIG.

9/15/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley knows that if the Olympics go to Rio, it's all Eileen O'Connor's fault.

9/15/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, theres not enough police presence at either of our Airports. At O'Hare, all anyone has to do is get off the CTA train, come into the non-secured baggage area, and they are in the Airport, and can be ready to commit any type of act of violence or terrorism. Mauer is 100% right, the broads are just politically correct Daley Hack Puppets....

9/15/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the whole Airport is on Video, wheres the video of Mauer laying hands on ANYONE? No, can't produce it? Why? Did the Female lie? Even if she did, nothing will happen to her because the other female, Mayor Daley, will overlook it, in his usual true BALL-LESS way. I hope Mauer gets a great Attorney and sues the shit out of Daley, the Female, and the Airport.

9/15/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never met da mauer , but have seen him in those videos and he seems like the kind of boss you would like to have no matter what line of work you're in. i do know his sister a p.o. and she is a TOP SHELF individual. my vote is for mauer. flip

9/15/2009 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mauer took care of himself and his guys. That is why we are stuck with all his study group pals as commanders and ADS's. If it suited him he stood up for the working PO. Then and only then. He might actually be right about the shortages but hell a blind man could have figured that out.

9/15/2009 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice if any of you had a clue about this. But just for the hell of it, why dont one of you expound, with your vast array of knowledge about the specific security weaknesses at the airports.......I thought so. More fucking geniuses.

9/15/2009 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger OnceACop said...

OnceACop

I have known Jim Maurer since before I worked patrol in the 12th District, more than 40 years ago. Jim is a rare asset to the City of Chicago. He is the kind of special leader that a results-oriented mayor, like RMD, should be cultivating.

It’s not much of a secret that the City has been cutting corners to deal with current budget constraints. That is a pragmatic decision that may startle those who are naive. Nevertheless, this is The City that Works, and continues to do so.

Before things get out of hand, recognize that Jim has the best interests of Chicago in mind. He has a good perspective and can back up his perceptions with a keen understanding of the threats Chicago actually faces. Jim is neither impetuous nor uninformed.

I have spent more than half of my career in the private sector where people like Jim are handsomely rewarded for their initiative. I hope that the great City of Chicago will not waste the opportunity to capitalize on Jim's important contributions. Sort out the short-term issues and get back to work.

9/15/2009 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY IDIOT ~ THERE IS NO CAMERA IN THE OFFICES SO NO VIDEO...THERE ARE NUMEROUS WITNESSES TO WHAT MAURER DID AND A CASE REPORT WAS MADE. WHAT AN ASSHOLE HE IS TO GO AFTER A WOMAN ~ IF ANYONE SHOULD SUE, IT SHOULD BE THE COMMISSIONER! YOU WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE IF IT WAS YOUR MOTHER, SISTER, ETC. THAT HE WENT AFTER.

9/15/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer is a good man and was a good boss to the civilians at ORD. I'm not police so cannot talk about how he was with you. But Maurer is a stand-up man!

9/15/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Jim Mauer why back in the old days. I worked the street for over 28 years retiring as a detective. I always judged how good a copper was by asking "would you go through a door with him"? I would go through any door with Mauer. Good Luck Jim.

9/15/2009 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Maurer was the best Chief of Patrol the department has had in my time on the job. If you remember the first thing he did is get rid of that stupid log we had to complete every day. Chief Maurer was the real deal, when he spoke you could hear a pin drop in the room because of the respect that he commanded. I hope one day I will work for someone of the same caliber again. He was truly the POLICE!!!

9/15/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a copper with 10+ years on the job, I am still just a p.o., no clout, no special assignments no phone calls. In my opinion Jim Mauer was one of the best bosses I have ever seen on this department. I have no idea why some people are putting him down unless they are do nothings, and when I say do nothings I mean the ones who wouldn't even go to a 10-1 do nothings. Mauer was a class act all the way. If he's clouted up why bitch about that, at least one guy who is clouted is up there looking out for you.

9/15/2009 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim was a great boss until he was appointed Area Three Deputy Chief, it was downhill after that. Don't kid yourselves boys and girls he he burn you if it served his purpose, been there, done that!!!

9/15/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger Big City Police (Ret.) said...

NorthSide said...
5:26 AM "Big City Police (Ret.)"

I worked under both Maurer and Wodnicki in Areas 4 and 6, respectively. While both had cojones, that's where any comparison ends.

9/15/2009 09:17:00 AM

My story RE: Wodnicki was in 1979. I was a 2nd year PO and had never seen that out of a boss before. I respected him for that. Anything else about him that I related was an impression.

I knew Maurer better and agree with your opinion that unlike most exempts, he was always an honorable and fair man with huge cojones.

I did not know Wodnicki. It was the "balls out attitude" that I was comparing between the two.

"It was always my impression that Maurer was cut from the same cloth as Wodnicki, and yes, it kept Maurer from the top spot, as well. I'm sure they wanted him to keep quiet about stuff at O'Hare, but it's not in his nature to do that at the expense of the safety of his men. He is a perfect example of the kind of stand-up boss that is missing from the CPD today".

Dissect my words further if you like but I respected both men.

9/15/2009 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope we dont get 2016 because I want to role over dieing from LOL

9/15/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At O'Hare, all anyone has to do is get off the CTA train, come into the non-secured baggage area, and they are in the Airport, and can be ready to commit any type of act of violence or terrorism.

*******

That area is NON-SECURED dumbo. Its a public place so of course anyone can come in there. Stop making a mountain out of a molehill. The secured areas are all that matter. Yes we might be short but they are covered. Maurer wasn't concerned about the security of the airport, he has a whole other agenda.

9/15/2009 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stated this earlier,
Battle of the clouts ( I know Mauer is legit)

and Mauer lost- old clout

vs.

New clout
Remember all of Mauer's people who did so great on those tests. Why? He was an expert who helped write the test.
It is all clout , political nonsense.

9/15/2009 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shortagesof manpower, absolutely! used to walk thru all the terminals during tour and always see O Hare assigned police patroling, now clearly they fly around in squads/tahoes to flit from one hot incident to the next, or service calls; and there is no visiblility on the lower level or on cta area, where all the thieves and pick pockets are operating 24/7. Why??? The airlines pay Cpd salaries, and feds pay Tsa Cpd salaries so why the constant shortfall, on most afternoons and 1st watch you are told only 1 sgt is working and that is the only boss except for the once a month Sgt working Tsa with 4 officers for all four terminals...could we get by with any less! Mauer was right on whether you like the man or not. I do not really know him so his personality is of no interest, just why a guy so rightous about "token" coverage was kicked to the curb instead of the shortage corrected. real Cpd

9/15/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mauer should run for mayor in 2011, there is plenty of time to start a campaign and raise funds. After all Daley has not done this city any favors lately.

He owes Daley nothing since Daley was too cowardly to back up Mauer when he was right and the lying broads came up with a story to get rid of Mauer. If Daley backed Mauer he would have to admit the shortage in police and security at the airports along with all of the other shortages and over budgeting of this city.

9/15/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jim... You have my vote!!

9/15/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He went to bat for those coppers in 025 that got fired over Merriday, trying to save their jobs.

What- sorry - not true - Maurer may have been a great guy - or whatever. He did not back Comito, Thiel or Murphy - that was Lt. Jim O'Neil,who passed away.
On the contrary, Maurer used to condemn these officers every chance he got. He would also act like he witnessed the incident and would say at training sessions that they were 100 percent wrong.

9/16/2009 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whoever suggested that the Aviation officers be armed think again. For mmany years they never qualified with a weapon and I believe that over the last couple of years they tried sneaking them into our ranges in order to keep their status up to date (anyone from the academy or range want to chime in). They serve a purpose but arming them would just be opening a huge can of worms. Hire more real police, let them be the police, and let some veterans fill airport slots.

9/16/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor that he was fired cause he wanted the airport cops to wear berets?

I guess they didnt buy his Patton imitation

9/16/2009 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the story in the Scum Times (spielman)and saw a blurb on Channel 7 and wondered how they got there. Its not the type of thing the city would issue a press release on, unless pressed. My guess is Maurer reached out to Spielman and Conn for there to be any airing of this dirty laundry.

9/16/2009 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see him go. His ego is the size of seven runways at O'Hare.

9/16/2009 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading some of the comments regarding Maurer I thought I would put my two cents in, Some say he had personally quirks. Well if he modeled himself after a strong leader like Patton reflect on who you model yourself on. Maybe it was your father or an old copper or whoever. You found traits that you admired so you emulated that person. So maybe that person wasn’t famous like Patton so everybody thinks that its odd. Maybe it is a famous person but you are not a high ranking person so everybody doesn’t see you.

Point is Maurer felt it was his job, no his duty to protect the men and woman under his command. He was truly a person who would go fight the fight for his guys. Yes he was gruff and if you messed up he was the kind of guy that would blow his stack and then later buy you a drink. I know this from personal experience. I wasn’t one of his “guys”. I was just a copper. If you were one of the people bashing him on this blog then I would bet that you probably did some type of F$%k UP and are still pissed about catching some time.

In my opinion he a stand up guy who tried to tell non police about the dangers we face at the airport and what will happen if they don’t ratchet up security, We all know that’s there zero coverage at the airport and if an attack comes the one or two coppers assigned to each terminal will get killed if they aren’t down by gate B26 handling a disturbance , then they have to haul ass to try to handle a security breach or attack with who as a backup ? Oh yeah SWAT and Sort cars on the way from where ? Even the units assigned to the airport will arrive to late to help out the single copper assigned to a terminal. O’Hare is a joke with thieves roaming the lower levels all day. Yeah I know its not a so called secure area but do you really think its hard to get onto the ramp area. Trust me its not. I worked there. Maurer called it like it is. Love him or hate he spoke the truth and no one can disagree with that.

As far as the “incident” NO WAY did he ever touch that woman. It is against his very nature to do it. He may be loud and sometimes crass but he conducts himself as a man of honor and principles. He couldn’t do it if he wanted to.

His inner circle ? Don’t we all have an inner circle of trusted friends that we would try to better? Giving answers? I am not naïve but I know both his protégés are extremely smart like them or not. For the usual commentators that follow> NO I never worked in any of his units. I don’t drink with the man> I don’t even think he knows my name.

9/16/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jim Maurer was the best Chief of Patrol the department has had in my time on the job. If you remember the first thing he did is get rid of that stupid log we had to complete every day. Chief Maurer was the real deal, when he spoke you could hear a pin drop in the room because of the respect that he commanded. I hope one day I will work for someone of the same caliber again. He was truly the POLICE!!!

9/15/2009 09:06:00 PM

I agree, and Dugan is a very very sorry excuse for a replacement. If you are going to move anyone, move this fucker!

9/16/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, how about Cuello and Wedster. They did worst and are still right here on CPD! Its called selective firing and investigating!

9/16/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey: mr. "Maurer didn't back Comito" you obviously have no idea what really happened, so let me enlighten you. Maurer, went right into Townsends office and pled with him, several more times on the phone. as far as O'Neil, nice guy god rest but he is the reason they got fired. he got cute with the paperwork. head of the association always looking to pick a fight and he picked the wrong one. Alot of people went to bat for Comito Thiel and Murphy and Maurer was one of them. they werent the only guys he tried to help when their heart was in the right place but made a mistake. we should list a few of the things he did for us and the department;
revamped Area 4 Det Div and brought it up from worst to best
Coordinated 96 Dem Covention
planned the 2000 Jewish Community with only 4 days to do it thanks to the Hall
Black Vest covers
cargo pants
basball hats
BDUs
TABD
Real Riot Taining
TRU
Area Gang Teams
SAT Teams
expansion of Bike teams
Got rid of Humpers
Pushed for ASPs
held supervisors more accountable than POs
closed some of these old lock ups
Flashing Blue pole camera lights ( yep his idea)
Changed the election security
and the list goes on

whether you like the above or not Maurer was all about this job. he ate drank and slept it.he was a leader able to make a decision...what Chief rode with POs and met with the troops before him? None!!! Before Maurer people in the building's attitude was this job would be great if not for those guys in the street.. Maurer's montra was this job is great because of those guys in the steets..
He cared about those with heart and went after those without it. and kids.. thats the truth....

9/16/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE REPLACED TOWNSEND @ THAT SAME POST.COLLECTING A GOLD STAR PENSION,THEN LANDS A 130G A YEAR JOB RIGHT AFTER RETIREMENT? YEAH, LET'S ALL FEEL SORRY FOR HIM.
PERHAPS HE SHOULD REVIEW THE SCREAMING VIDEO HE MADE ON DEMEANOR?


Ya, I feel Soooooooo sorry for this guy. Puts on a good front that he's your buddy. But if you have ever experienced his bad moods, watch out! I knew a P.O. who used to work in his office when he was Area 3 Deputy Chief. Was told that on more than 1 occasion, good old jimmy could be heard swearing up a storm behind closed doors about this or that P.O. and that if it wasn't for that FUCKING UNION he would have dumped their sorry ass to 002.

You say that he was the REAL police? That may be true, but he had a hard time separating his work life from his personal life. He once dated a P.O. who's only claim to fame was being the poster child for scatter brains. She made EVERYONE know that they were an item and on many occasions she tried to used that clout factor to jam up a fellow P.O. It could have stopped right there but again, on more than one occasion, Maurer would confront the officer in question and you didn't have to be within a few feet to hear the discussion. They were loud.

I guess the old boy forgot about his streaming video on officer demeanor.

9/16/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whoever suggested that the Aviation officers be armed think again. For mmany years they never qualified with a weapon and I believe that over the last couple of years they tried sneaking them into our ranges in order to keep their status up to date (anyone from the academy or range want to chime in). They serve a purpose but arming them would just be opening a huge can of worms. Hire more real police, let them be the police, and let some veterans fill airport slots.

9/16/2009 01:36:00 AM

HEY .........KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT ....ALL AVIATION P.O.'S ARE CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCRMENT OFFICERS, GRADUATED FROM CERTIFIED POLICE ACADEMY'S...THE ILLINOIS STATE TRAINING BOARD MANDATED 3YEARS AGO THAT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL MUST QUALIFY ANNULLLY TO MAINTAIN THEIR STATUS AS THE POLICE....

SO PUT THE AVIATION POLICE ARMED IN THE AIRPORTS AND PUT THE CPD PEOPLE BACK IN THE STREET(ABOUT 150)THEN THERE IS EXTRA MANPOWER AND THE AIRPORTS HAVE ARMED SECURITY...DON'T SAY LOOK AT THESE GOOFS.....THERE ARE SOME GOOFS COMING OUT OF THE CHICAGO PPOLICE ACAMDEMY THESE DAYS....

9/16/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just have a few things to say about Maurer.....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

You were a pompous ass and FINALLY got what you deserved!

9/16/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why??? The airlines pay Cpd salaries, and feds pay Tsa Cpd salaries so why the constant shortfall, on most afternoons and 1st watch

It's the usual reaction.......You have an incident and you flood the airports with uniformed officers. Makes the airline industry look good. But as time passes and nothing else happens they see the extra security personnel as an unnecessary expense.

Or you could believe the rumor that all that money for security is being siphoned off by Daley. Remember the days right after 9/11 when the Illinois National Guard was at the airports? Daley flipped out when he found out that they were caring their automatic weapons out in the open. OMG! We don't want to panic the public. Make them put them away.

May GOD bless us all with a Daley defeat in 2011.

9/16/2009 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wodnicki was Hanhardts tact lt. in 014. What else do you wish to know?

9/16/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my father died years ago Mauer sent me a hand written note expressing his condolences. He sent it to my house and I didn't even know him. I thought it was a classy thing to do.

9/16/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous ALLAH AKBAR! said...

Obama is in. Maurer is gone.

OUR TIME HAS COME...

9/16/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Department of Aviation Police Officers are NOT armed. They attend teh Academy, go through firearms training, are State Certified Police.
They can NOT carry while on duty.
Andolino and Maurer got into it on another occasion regarding their vehicles having the word "AVIATION POLICE", with the offending word being "POLICE". He told her, that is there because we ARE the POLICE...
They are the first line of defense as you try to enter the airport grounds "secure" area on the East side of the airport...They'r ethe one who verify ID's, INSPECT the trucks entering the field and ALL the CONTRACTORS entering the field. How would YOU like to patrol The Projects without a gun? Or Baghdad or Kabul?

We're just WAITING for some FUCK to go thru with a mission and a plan...How the hell is Aviation Police gonna STOP that???

BTW, Andolino has a brother, Steve, who is a Chicago Firefighter for quite a few years, (5 or 6)...let's see how quick HE makes Lieutenant.

9/16/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At O'Hare, all anyone has to do is get off the CTA train, come into the non-secured baggage area, and they are in the Airport, and can be ready to commit any type of act of violence or terrorism.

*******

That area is NON-SECURED dumbo. Its a public place so of course anyone can come in there. Stop making a mountain out of a molehill. The secured areas are all that matter. Yes we might be short but they are covered. Maurer wasn't concerned about the security of the airport, he has a whole other agenda.

9/15/2009 10:20:00 PM

IF A GROUP OF ARMED MEN GET OFF THE CTA TRAIN AND COME INTO THE UNSECURED BAGGAGE AREA, JUST HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE THEM TO GRAB SOME HOSTAGES AND STORM THEIR WAY UP TO THE SECURED AREA, OR SET OFF EXPLOSIVES ANYWHERE ALONG THE WAY, YOU DUMB MOTHER FUCKER? DO YOU THINK OUR PEOPLE WITH THEIR .38'S AND 9MM'S, ALONG WITH UNARMED AIRPORT POLICE AND TSA'S COULD STOP THEM, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE MILATARY TRAINED TERRORISTS BENT ON DESTRUCTION AND NOT CARING IF THEY DIE OR NOT? HOPEFULLY YOU ARE NOT CPD, BECAUSE YOU ARE FAR TOO STUPID TO BE ON THE JOB, AND MUST BE A 2 YEAR HAIR-GEL POLICE AT BEST, OR A POLITICAL HACK CLOUT-BABY....

9/16/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Chief Mauer,

if you are reading this, talk with MANCOW on WLS am. Chicago radio and see if he will interview you on - air, I'm sure he would. Lrt the truth be spoken, our airports are seives, and seriously undermanned and under-gunned in event of any attack. We should be taking a lesson from El-Al in Israel on how to police Airports.

9/16/2009 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, didn't Patton slap a soldier he thought was riding the medical too long?

And didn't Harry Truman fire MacArthur (sp?)?

And didn't the Kennedy Brothers both play hide the wienie with Marilyn Monroe?

Sorry, I just love history..Point is, everyone gets fucked once in a while, and if you're good looking, you might get fucked twice.

9/16/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:38 AM, All the Special Employment people do is find work for the officers assigned to O'Hare.

9/16/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re "Hey Chief Maurer" talk to Mancow. Listen to you pussies, talk to the media. You just dont get it. How do you think the media got this story in the first place? I just can't believe this police department. Call this reporter or that reporter or this tv station or that radio show. What a bunch of fuck faces we have patrolling our streets. No self respecting police officer would ever talk to a reporter, unless you were Joe "D" or the subject of this post.

9/16/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the police but work in law enforcement arena. I met Maurer on several occasions and have nothing but great things to say about him. Everyone thinks he is a very stand up guy, both police and civilians. If Maurer says there were problems with the security at the airports then there was just that. Aviation Police can't carrying guns on airport property, the may be licensed to but will never be allowed to as long as CPD has a presence at the airports. It is against FAA rules. Only one police entity can carry weapons on airport property. In case you are wondering, the feds don't fall under that rule, so the alphabet boys can still carry their weapons.

9/16/2009 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His inner circle ? Don’t we all have an inner circle of trusted friends that we would try to better? Giving answers? I am not naïve but I know both his protégés are extremely smart like them or not.
9/16/2009 09:09:00 AM
THIS IS SO WRONG! I SUPPOSE YOU DON'T SEE A PROBLEM WITH THE"BRAINS" GETTING THE ANSWERS!

9/16/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the years, commissioners have come and gone at Aviation. I've observed that when the women commishes have angered the men behind the scenes, thier days are numbered

Mary Rose Loney
Nuria Fernandez

I'll bet that Rosie's turn will come in a few months. Daley wouldn't stir the pot by firing her immediately....just wait a while......

9/16/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Maurer is a gentleman and a good cop. Telling the truth gets you fired in Shitcago.

9/15/2009 02:35:00 AM

+++++++++++

Don't I know it...

I ain't sayin' nothin'...
I'm just sayin'

9/16/2009 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope Andolino gets indicted with Reyes. Mauer may be a hot head, but he's the real police, not like J-Fed.

9/16/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they have some integrity and are not baffled by Oprah and Mrs. Obama, or the boxes of cash that Shortshanks sent them.

+++++++++++

Did anyone notice that Barack did NOT do Shortshanks bidding? It is NOT the President of The United States who is going to Copenhagen, it is his WIFE...telling the committee, if not OUTRIGHT, definitely in the SUBTEXT, that HE does not want to have the Olympics in THE USA. He realizes Chicago is in DEEP shit, and does NOT need the Olympics. It needs SERIOUS leadership, and Daley ain't it.

9/16/2009 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that the Aviation Police don't carry weapons?That's one quick way to improve security. They could provide nice backup for the CPD personnel stationed at both airports.

----

Have you seen these goofs? There's a good reason they don't let them have guns!

9/15/2009 09:38:00 AM

++++++++++++++++

That says a LOT, considering 70% of them are RETIRED Chicago Police.

LMAO

I ain't sayin' nothin'...
I'm just sayin'

9/16/2009 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
..."Security can now be dropped right in the laps of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino and Eileen O’Connor"...

I have to look at them, some years ago I was working on a TV show at OHare, and this dark haired late
30s early 40s a little on the heavy side airport official went on a real phyco screaming tantrum in front of everyone. She must have had a lot of clout and this was just before she would have to worry that someone would get this on a cell phone video. Real unprofessional; if it was on of them I'd back Jimmy Mauer's story.

9/15/2009 11:26:00 AM

+++++++++++++++++

I worked for American when that happened.
THAT woman was Andolino.

9/16/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous retired Area 6 Burglary said...

9:43 PM

The incident you described about "Tyrone" the burglar was vintage Wodnicki.

When a prisoner dropped out of the ceiling crawl space while trying to escape the station from an interview room, Cmdr. Wodnicki led the charge like Butkus on a fumble. You are correct. He was a character with a "balls out attitude".

But "boss" had a dark and insecure side. For whatever reasons, he despised Northside.

The chief of detectives asked each area to dump one dick back to patrol for poor performance. Wodnicki picked John.

The chief kicked it back saying that there was no way to justify dumping a detective with an unblemished record who consistently led the unit in felony arrests. Had Wodnicki prevailed and knowing John, litigation would be certain.

John also told me about the time when he was transferred into Area 6 Burglary and met with Wodnicki in his office on the first day. Wodnicki shouted at him "How the f--k did you get here?"

On another occasion, Northside told me that in a private office visit, Wodnicki accused him of "wearing a wire". John said he laughed, took off his sportcoat and asked if "boss" wanted to search him.

Despite Northen's outstanding arrest activity, he said that Wodnicki would always give him a low semi-annual performance rating. Wodnicki only told John that there were "other factors" involved. He refused to identify those "other factors".

I worked with John. While Wodnicki could be described as a "stand-up" boss, he did everything in his power to make John's life miserable.

It's understandable why comparing Edward Wodnicki and Jim Maurer would be an insult to Maurer and offensive to Northside.

First impressions can be deceiving. While Wodnicki had some good qualities, he was also a bully and a prick.

9/16/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Really Old Copper said...

I noticed the anonymous comment from "Boo fucking hoo." I guess he wasn't one of Maurer's friends. However, I had the opportunity to work for Maurer for a few months when he was the Chief of Patrol. I noted that he reviewed every CR file that came to his office with his administrative sergeant. He turned back huge numbers to the units for downward revision, killed a bunch, and got into trouble with the 1st Deputy for taking so long to review them. He was told to let a sergeant do the job and he refused. Then I recalled that some years before, when he was a Deputy Chief, I had to stop at HQers and I saw him in his office reviewing a stack of CRs first thing in the morning. Nothing changed, as chief he still remained a copper's cop doing the best he could for the troops.

9/16/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a good boss and stuck up for the tact teams in 23 when they were getting screwed with for making meth arrests by the jerk alderman.

9/16/2009 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Northside about the time he an another Detective from area 6(who got dooped into going)Went to the southside in an undercover Jeep. They had put black face on and were wearing do-rags. When confronted by a Black Sgt.,who wanted to know what the F--k they were doing and threatened to get a C.R. Northside is not exactly the sharpest pencil in the box .
Ask Northside how he walked his dog when he was a Sgt.? Dog on a leash out the squad car window. This was real great for the C.P.D. image. He thinks Wodnicki was picking on him for nothing. These kind of silly antics go on and on.

9/17/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

8:06 PM

Long time, no see.

What you say about "da Woz" is true. And there's more...

Last July 18th, the CPD had a memorial street sign dedication for Jim Severin and Tony Rizzato outside 018. Both of us attended. We had no conversation. He never even attempted to apologize to me.

Give the devil his due. It was then tac Sgt. Wodnicki and his team who, under sniper fire from Cabrini, scooped up both fallen officers from the baseball diamond to rush them to Henrotin Hospital.

I'd never question his physical courage. Yet, to this day, I have no idea why he had such a raging hard-on for me.

As a Detective Division commander, Maurer was simply the best. Wodnicki had serious issues.

If "da Woz" reads this, I sure hope he doesn't get any ideas to deliver one of his signature "tune-ups".

Too much high school, not enough college.

9/17/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... YOU WOULD BE SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE IF IT WAS YOUR MOTHER, SISTER, ETC. THAT HE WENT AFTER.

9/15/2009 08:43:00 PM..."

And what if you knew and suffered all your life from your mother, sister, etc. because she was a twisted, shrieking, maniacal, two-faced, lying bitch?

Just wondering.

9/17/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hanhardt was the real deal ! If any of you have been around long enough to know him or how he worked. Loved the working police! Yes he was "mobbed" up, but who really cares. He looked out for his fellow officers and got results!

9/17/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sun-Times has an article on Daley and the "Pension Mess".

He wanted ideas to change the current system. Two things he was adamant about, don't touch the politicians pensions AND the ability to collect more than one city pension for more than one city career.

That is how Shortshanks keeps potential Mayor challengers off the ballot. He gives them this bone as in Mauer.

OR, Sets them up to take a phony federal beef like Miriam Santos or sends them out of town to another job, like Chuck Ramsey or Paul Valis.

But now that this has happened, and remember that Mauer would not have gotten the airport job without Daley's OK to begin with, the gloves are off.

That bitch at the airport may have just loosed Frankenstein's Monster, and he will destroy his creator.

We can only pray and work for that to happen.

P.S. Just a thought, but I am willing to bet that a lot of FOP office holders are going to get second city careers. Now that wouldn't happen without the OK from the 5th Floor.

9/17/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked for Maurer for the past 4 years at O'Hare and he has done nothing But try to make our department better by standing up for his people. Sometimes he comes across a little rough , but if you can't take it then run and hide like a little bitch. Maurer has done everything he could to professionalize the Aviation Police by getting us armed as we should have been from day one...but da mayor and his goons wouldn't allow it. What kind of bullshit is that. You sent people to the Police Academy for training, swear them in as police officers and have to fight the mayou so that they can be armed. When the hell is somebody going to wake up and realize that Maurer wasn't the bad guy. Its the bitches that Daley put in charge that couldn"t lick the sweat off of Maurers balls on a good day.
Did he get shafted by some political pussies...you bet he did. Maurer from day one working for him has always had our back, unfortunately when you have to deal with people who don't have a clue, then this is what happens. I just hope that nobody gets physically hurt or killed because the city would rather cut down on the safety and security of a Major Class X Airport, O'Hare/ Midway and compromise everybodys safety because of some political pussies. I told my wife if anything happens to me you sue the SHIT out of Daley and the city for compromising my safety for the sake of putting money in peoples pockets (political pussies) than to worry about the safety of the people working at the airports and the general public.
Both airports are prime targets by terrorists if they choose to strike again and there isn't a damn thing anybody can do about it. All Maurer wanted to do was beef up the manpower , make sure that the personnel working in his department were adequately trained and had the tools to perform their jobs.
I can't wait to see the outcome of this one when Maurer takes them to court and the real truth comes out. And by the way DALEY............FUCK YOUR OLYMPICS, you don't deserve them and neither does the city.

9/17/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if his bulldog was fired too?

9/17/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aviation Police can't carrying guns on airport property, the may be licensed to but will never be allowed to as long as CPD has a presence at the airports. It is against FAA rules. Only one police entity can carry weapons on airport property. In case you are wondering, the feds don't fall under that rule, so the alphabet boys can still carry their weapons.

9/16/2009 04:52:00 PM

What the hell are you talking about ...there are armed private security all over the airports....Read the below blog and figure it out.....

HEY .........KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT ....ALL AVIATION P.O.'S ARE CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCRMENT OFFICERS, GRADUATED FROM CERTIFIED POLICE ACADEMY'S...THE ILLINOIS STATE TRAINING BOARD MANDATED 3YEARS AGO THAT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL MUST QUALIFY ANNULLLY TO MAINTAIN THEIR STATUS AS THE POLICE....

SO PUT THE AVIATION POLICE ARMED IN THE AIRPORTS AND PUT THE CPD PEOPLE BACK IN THE STREET(ABOUT 150)THEN THERE IS EXTRA MANPOWER AND THE AIRPORTS HAVE ARMED SECURITY...DON'T SAY LOOK AT THESE GOOFS.....THERE ARE SOME GOOFS COMING OUT OF THE CHICAGO POLICE ACADEMY THESE DAYS....

9/16/2009 09:16:00 AM

9/17/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Is that the best you can do, "anonymous"? Get your facts straight, asshole.

An Area 6 Burglary team including my partner and I were conducting a midnight surveillance on about 15 cartage thieves who were breaking into refrigerated trailers for South African rock lobstertails (018) and meat (012). As the drivers slept in the tractors, Alex "Main" McCullough, IR#441970, and his crew made over 20 scores city-wide.

They were using a U-Haul rent-a-truck which we located parked outside the CHA high-rise project at 4120 Prairie. Backed up by radio contact with other dicks parked out of view over a block away, we sat in my Cutlass at the best stakeout point. The first night, little kids came up to us and said "Hi, PO-leece!". We fooled no one. We stood out and we had no black detectives in our unit.

The next night before leaving Area 6, we put burnt cork on our faces and wore Afro wigs. We also got liter bottles of Pepsi so they looked like 40 ouncers in brown paper bags. I even rolled tobacco up with ZigZag to look like I was smoking weed.

That night, passersby completely ignored us. Later, "Main" and his thieves rolled. We tailed them to Fulton Market in 012 where they forced open a trailer and stole two tons of pork loins. All of us converged on the truck and tail cars at 39th and Federal and caught them red-handed with the proceeds.

We were assisted on the arrests by 002. One of the black wagonmen had worked 011 with me. The black officers laughed their asses off when they saw our disguise. There was no beef from anyone. Even the arrestees had to laugh at two white cops in "ghetto camouflage". My dog was also in on the pinches. Do you have a problem with that? Well, woof you!

Your mention of a beefing black sergeant is absolute bullshit. Eight of us were awarded commendations for busting the cartage thieves and clearing 21 burglaries.

You're the jagoff that "got dooped[sic]". Now take your "sharpest pencils" from your box and shove them up your ass, "anonymous".

9/18/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:58 AM

Sounds like your jealous. They broke up a big crime pattern on that south side steak-out.

Mauer should sue the city and those 2 bitches in Aviation.

9/18/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous old timer said...

So 6:58 am says Northside is not the sharpest pencil in the box. Back in the days before affirmative action the dept. gave IQ tests and kept the scores in a big alpha book at the academy. Only 2 guys had IQ scores over 160. One was John Northern. The other guy Clarence Braasch (sp?) went to prison for shaking down taverns in 18.

When you told him, he denied it. I saw the scores with my own eyes. Some guys had scores in the 130 and 140 range. Northern just said he was above average on tests.

In a way I think he was stupid for coming on the job. But he really loved police work and was real good at it.

9/18/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Hanhardt was the real deal ! If any of you have been around long enough to know him or how he worked. Loved the working police! Yes he was "mobbed" up, but who really cares. He looked out for his fellow officers and got results!

9/17/2009 12:24:00 PM<<<

"who really cares", Hanhardt was one of my early heros, it broke my heart to find out the truth.

9/18/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maurer, Wodnicki, Northern. Worked with them all. Could tell stories all night about each one and one would be better than the next. Tell you one thing though, I would go through any door with with each of them.

9/18/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:39 AM

Clarence Braasch was a district commander before he was convicted as the ringleader of police extorting money from tavern owners in 018. He was sentenced to 6 years in Club Fed. He died in Florida in February.

9/18/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wodnicki was a good cop but a bit bi-polar for sure.

9/18/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Shaunessey said...

I don't care what anyone says, I love Maurer, loved serving under this guy, and wish to God he was still leading the department. The man has balls and calls it like it is. He has integrity and guts and is exactly what's missing on the job these days. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know the man OR, more likely, was called out by him for being a fuck up. He never suffered fools gladly, and apparently still doesn't.

9/18/2009 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/17; 12:24 PM

I agree. Bill's now age 80.

William Hanhardt, #13236-424
FCI Englewood
Federal Correctional Institution
9595 West Quincy Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123

9/18/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... Hanhardt was the real deal ! If any of you have been around long enough to know him or how he worked. Loved the working police! Yes he was "mobbed" up, but who really cares. He looked out for his fellow officers and got results!

Are you retarded....he was a thief.....end of story.

9/19/2009 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...If "da Woz" reads this, I sure hope he doesn't get any ideas to deliver one of his signature "tune-ups".

Too much high school, not enough college.

9/17/2009 09:54:00 AM

AAhh you got that backwards friend,

it is "TOO MUCH COLLEGE, NOT ENOUGH HIGH-SCHOOL."

That was never more true than today.

9/20/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:22 AM

You just don't get it. I'm certain that Northside meant EXACTLY what he wrote.

9/20/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside

Wodnicki was not the police that picked up Sgt. Severin and Off. Rizzato from the baseball field under sniper fire. Some of the 018 guys were Bob Sargas, John Beaumont and John Sandifer.

Sgt. Wodnicki got there later.

9/20/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a great guy but for that kind of dough as a second income, I'd have kept my mouth shut and gone home and screamed at the dog.

9/21/2009 03:49:00 PM  

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