Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Inspector General?

  • The Chicago Police Department’s handling of a 2004 homicide case involving Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko — a nephew of Mayor Daley and White House Chief of Staff William Daley — has come under scrutiny by a second outside law enforcement agency.

    City of Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office began seeking documents about the case from the police at least two weeks before the Illinois State Police agreed Friday to do its own review at the request of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Seriously, the IG, which can't even investigate aldercreatures by statute, is poking around in something that is should probably, eventually, be investigated by a federal agency. We aren't sure if this qualifies as "smoke" or "mirror," but we can't see it doing any good.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe RJ, now that Anita has decriminalized payback as a rightious act of genepool clorination, will get what he so richly deserves...

3/31/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The want to fie some hack from Streets and San or whatever for using city employees to run personal errands!

Ummm, correct me if i'm wrong but hasn't shortshanks had his police guards pick up cleaning, go to the store, transport his hack retarded relatives all over the city for years? Burke, as well?

3/31/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

The feds can investigate anybody for a violation of civil rights. It isn't for coppers only.

Let the witnesses tell their stories to the feds. First one to lie gets fucked. And good for them.

Let's get this case resolved.

3/31/2011 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Inspector Generals Office is an absolute joke. Full of wonna be police hacks all trying to make a name for themselves. The only investigation that would worry me from the IGO would be one conducted jointly with a REAL law enforcement agency!

3/31/2011 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To avoid any appearance of impropriety --

"At the time of Koschman’s death, Grau was a deputy police superintendent with the Chicago Police Department, overseeing the department’s detectives. According to the State Police, Grau had no role in investigating the Koschman case but, “out of an abundance of caution, Mr. Grau will be recusing himself from the State Police’s review of the matter.”

As the city’s inspector general, Ferguson, a former federal prosecutor, has worked with federal authorities in investigating corruption at City Hall. One joint probe, “Operation Crooked Code,” has led to convictions of 21 people in a city Building Department bribery scheme."

How ya doin' there, R.J.?

3/31/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

It was the Office of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, specifically Robert Grapenthien and his superior David Grossman who buried my cowardice complaint on what we now know as the incontrovertible evidence that J-Fled ("gotta run") is a LYING COWARD.

I am not impressed by their (lack of) integrity. Even with overwhelming damning evidence of J-Fled cowardice in his own conflicting words, Mr. Grossman, a former FBI agent, refused to respond as recently as J-Fled's flagrant lie during his March 4th radio interview on the WLS-AM 890 "Roe and Roeper" program.

3/31/2011 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both smoke and mirror. This city is a joke. The criminal empire of Daley stretches to the White House with Bill taking Rahm's spot as chief of staff.

We are being run by anti-American criminals.

3/31/2011 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more agencies and eyes, the better. Let's see if the outcomes jive. Pull up a chair and enjoy the show.

But 6'4" and 230 vs. 5'5", 120 and unarmed does not pass the smell test. Vanecko should be serving life. He's a cold-blooded murderer.

3/31/2011 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adhering to the corrupt politics of "the Chicago Way", the OIG is nothing more than a textbook example of "the fox guarding the chicken coop".

3/31/2011 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IG on a police investigation? WE really need to be rid of all the politicians and politics on this job. Maybe then some real police work could be done!

3/31/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the Office of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, specifically Robert Grapenthien and his superior David Grossman who buried my cowardice complaint on what we now know as the incontrovertible evidence that J-Fled ("gotta run") is a LYING COWARD

Why was the IG investigating your complaint Northside? Makes no sense.

3/31/2011 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps he is investigating the part that some non-police, city hall types had in killing the investigation?

3/31/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many open cases are sitting in the IG's office waiting for a disposition? That office seems to be a continuation of the old OPS- open 'em but never solve anything. Who monitors the IG anyway??

3/31/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It still ain't giong anywhere!

3/31/2011 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The want to fie some hack from Streets and San or whatever for using city employees to run personal errands!

Ummm, correct me if i'm wrong but hasn't shortshanks had his police guards pick up cleaning, go to the store, transport his hack retarded relatives all over the city for years? Burke, as well?

3/31/2011 12:18:00 AM
This just in seems the newly elected city clerk susie mendoza has contacted cpd she wants a bodygurad detail like the treasurer and burke has. Strangely the city clerk delvalle disbanded the waste detail as soon as he was elected. hey SUSIE saving taxpayers money? Sorry babe no detail for you!

3/31/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole investigation would be smoke and mirrors, and would be closed with a finding of insufficent evidence to warrant further investigation or indictment.

WHY?

Because:
1) The heads of the States investigatory agencies are eihter elected Democrats that have allegences and ties to the Daley Machine.

2) The Federal investigatory agemcies are all political appointees with allegiences to the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, and since Barak is the head of that party, and has ties to Chicago and Daleys Machine. Therefore the investigation will end with insufficent evidence to warrant further investigation or indictment.

My heart goes out to the family of David Koschman since the events that lead to his death (whether criminal or non-criminal) were (directly or indirectly) related to the the nephew of arguably the most powerful political family in the country. That family which has the President of the United States and the power of its office in its pocket.

So (IMO) your family will NEVER have closure, or justice in this matter.

3/31/2011 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Schitz here said...
The feds can investigate anybody for a violation of civil rights. It isn't for coppers only.

Let the witnesses tell their stories to the feds. First one to lie gets fucked. And good for them.

Let's get this case resolved.

3/31/2011 12:21:00 AM

No, I don't think so. I believe the Act says something like: "Under color of law or ordinance." That is one of the elements of the the offense, and therefore pretty much applies only to government officials.

3/31/2011 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not good for PO's or the department.

3/31/2011 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J North if you thought that Grapes from the IGs office was going to do anything your dreaming. Grapes is exactly that a grape. He stand's there when you ask him something and stares at the sky looking for the answer.He's another one of the great Grau's merit promo's.Move along nothing to see here but b/s. Maybe Grau will take him to the State for more of his expertise.GFY.

3/31/2011 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Come Watson, The Game Is A Foot"

3/31/2011 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it's like "paper-jumping"- now that Dickie Daley's gone, all kinds of cowards want a piece of "busting corruption" action (the media that FINALLY reported it included.) Better late than never??

3/31/2011 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.J. VANECKO SHOULD HAVE A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGE PLACED ON HIM. That is what J-Fled did to Bill Cozzi

3/31/2011 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NorthSide said...
It was the Office of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, specifically Robert Grapenthien and his superior David Grossman who buried my cowardice complaint on what we now know as the incontrovertible evidence that J-Fled ("gotta run") is a LYING COWARD.

I am not impressed by their (lack of) integrity. Even with overwhelming damning evidence of J-Fled cowardice in his own conflicting words, Mr. Grossman, a former FBI agent, refused to respond as recently as J-Fled's flagrant lie during his March 4th radio interview on the WLS-AM 890 "Roe and Roeper" program.

3/31/2011 01:23:00 AM

No disrespect, but were you REALLY expecting someone to sustain your complaint of cowardice against the head of the 2nd largest police force in the country?

While I think we all got a chuckle from the 'gotta run' beef and the accompanying embarrassment to Jody when the story grew legs and went national, and how J-Fed keenly morphed into J-FLed, the goof is now out of our hair and it seems a rather moot point. Just sayin.

3/31/2011 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OIG? Smoke & mirrors to show how concerned city government is about all this.

ISP? Were it not for the fact that the Cook Co SA hadn't done a damn thing with the case since 2004 and her announcement about calling in the ISP was followed by confirmation of what was already rumored, that her very own Hiram Grau was getting the job as director.

I didn't spend 25+ in LE to become cynical... with me it comes naturally. This is bullshit and will go nowhere!

3/31/2011 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Michelle Malkin's blog carries an article dated 30 MAR 11, 11:16 am titled
" Project Gunrunner" Obama's stimulus funded border nightmare.
Check out how Gov't spent $10 million to " stimulate " the economy and directly caused the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.
Obama sez' he don't know nuttin' bout' it...gee, I think I've heard that before somewhere.

3/31/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector general- where is the tape. Who has the tap showing them in the alley?????

3/31/2011 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't D. Obrien reject charges himself?????

3/31/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the IG is for corruption, ghost payroll, etc., NOT murder investigations. These people have no experience in this type of investigation.

3/31/2011 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

7:33 AM

I agree. The Office of the Inspector General was the end result of "passing the buck." I filed C.R. No. 1,035,137 vs. J-Fled charging COWARDICE through IPRA the very next day after the murder in 007 on Good Friday, April 2, 2010.

Ilana Rosenzweig, IPRA, advised me that the complaint had been reassigned to IAD. In turn, Cmdr. Robert Klimas, IAD, told me that my complaint was reassigned to the Office of Inspector General Joseph Ferguson.

In any other case, my complaint of COWARDICE would be within the purview of IAD. While in both the military and police agencies, the most egregious and despicable act of COWARDICE may not necessarily be a criminal offense but it certainly should at least result in a military dishonorable discharge or a CPD separation with prejudice.

IAD had a "smoking gun" case to fire J-Fled as the LYING COWARD he truly is.

But this is Chicago where clout rules.

There are some who proffer that with his March 1 departure, my complaint is now moot. I vehemently disagree. As far as I'm concerned and based on how he has disgraced the honor and integrity of our once proud CPD, J-Fled's tombstone should read "COWARD".

3/31/2011 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/31, 11:07AM:

Under color of law or ordinance.

I don't think that the above applies to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Certainly the victim was deprived of these rights and I believe that any person can be prosecuted for these violations.

3/31/2011 11:17:00 PM  

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