Party at Vice (UPDATED & Bumped)
- The Blackberries are alive with the news that Dugan is out, Downtown Ernie Brown is in. No wonder J-Fled was singing Brown's praises on the Blargh-501. The fact this guy is now in charge of Patrol after his long and storied history in the ghetto trenches is un-forking-believable.
UPDATE: Once again, the Tribune plays catch-up to the "insignificant" blog:
- Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis announced late Friday that he was reassigning a top department official in charge of all patrol officers.
The removal of Dan Dugan, the Deputy Superintendant [sic] of the Patrol Division, follows the shootings of more than 50 people last weekend during a spate of violence that left at least eight dead. Department sources said the decision was based on broad concerns that Weis' strategies for the patrol division were not being implemented.
Weis promoted Dugan from deputy chief to deputy superintendent during a November 2008 restructuring.
The article mentions Dugan got promoted during a 2008 restructuring, but doesn't say a word about Downtown being demoted during another restructuring, and then triple-promoted a few months later. Not a whisper of his overblown resume follies in Arizona that cost him a chief's job there. There is also a re-hash J-Fled's tongue job on Brown from over on the Q&A section of the electronic propaganda arm of the CPD.
Dugan will be replaced by Ernest Brown, the current chief of the organized crime division. In an announcement of Brown's appointment to acting deputy superintendent of patrol, Weis praised him as "highly respected" and "progressive in his anti-violence strategies.""I have full confidence in his ability to engage the community and the men and women under his command in new and dynamic ways," Weis said in a statement
Originally posted 25 June 2010 @ 11:10pm - bumped to 26 June 2010 @ 12:05pm