Media Does It Again
A Chicago Police officer was a partner in crime with his informant -- a drug dealer who has allegedly killed at least two people and was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the city for information that led to arrests of his rivals, according to law-enforcement sources and an indictment unsealed Monday.
Glenn Lewellen, who retired in 2002 after about 16 years on the force, participated in a major drug enterprise headed by Saul Rodriguez, prosecutors said.
Today, we have this one:
A former Chicago Police officer was charged Monday with his estraged wife's murder, nearly 18 months after her body was discovered in the trunk of her car in Midlothian, Oak Forest Mayor Hank Kuspa said.
The body of Irma Rodriguez, 45, an Oak Park mother of three, was found June 1, 2009, with multiple gunshot wounds in the trunk of her white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am at 148th Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, as she was days away from finalizing a divorce from her husband, Norberto Rodriguez.
The two had a tumultuous and sometimes-violent 15-year marriage. In 1997, Norberto Rodriguez was charged with attempted first-degree murder after an argument in which he was accused of shooting Irma in the hand. He was acquitted of the charges but lost his police job in December 1998.
Was he a complete non-entity for the past decade? Why not "former truck driver"? Or "former heroin mule"? Or "former unemployed drunk asshole"? Nope, got to go with the "cop" angle, even though the CPD did the right thing and fired his ass 11 years ago after he shot his wife the first time.
Little wonder cops hate the media.