Daley's Propaganda War
Over the last year, misconduct complaints against Chicago police officers have increased by nearly 19 percent, according to the city agency that investigates allegations from citizens.
Much of the 18.6 percent increase in complaints received by the Independent Police Review Authority has been driven by a steep rise since March of this year, IPRA Chief Administrator Ilana Rosenzweig said.
For most of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, the authority was receiving about 2,300 new complaints against police every three months. But in the second and third quarters of this year the numbers jumped to 2,600 and then 2,800.
The increase has forced the authority to deploy more investigators to fielding new cases, causing a slowdown in the rate at which investigations are completed, Rosenzweig said.
Well, wait a second. What about this?
The city plans to prosecute citizens suspected of lying about police misconduct, authorities said Thursday.
In 2004, the city started requiring citizens to sign an affidavit before they could file a complaint against an officer.
But the city did not go after people who lied in their affidavits, fearing that would scare off legitimate complaints.
Here's a clue - if you reward bad behavior...
- lying without consequences,
- slaps on the wrist for battery, assault, UUW,
- increased payouts for BS lawsuits,
- five generations of welfare
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