Why a Press Conference?
But allegations of police brutality should be investigated very thoroughly because by the very nature of our work, we come into contact with people who will make any allegation, tell any story, twist any situation in an effort to avoid punishment to themselves, be it fines, community service or prison.
So why is J-Fled holding a press conference on Friday night to address what seems to be a brand new investigation into a nonspecific incident?
- Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says he has placed an officer on desk duty while authorities investigate allegations about the possible beating of a suspect while in custody.
Weis said he found the allegations being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority were disturbing, and involved an officer in a supervisory capacity. He said the incident reported to the IPRA allegedly occurred earlier this week.
We can name 30 or 40 incidents during our career when allegations of brutality were leveled and no one got stripped and placed on a desk. We can name another dozen where officers were relieved of police powers and spend time at Callback. A few even got fired.
But at no time did a superintendent get on TV for the sole purpose of telling the media that an investigation was underway. Is there some Abbate-type footage that necessitates what appears to be a first strike by J-Fled? Something that might embarrass him and make it impossible for him to hang onto his job?
FYI - We won't be posting any comments that purport to identify the sergeant or incident seeing as how the investigation is just underway.