Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bad News and Good News

  • A Chicago police officer and former member of the department’s now disgraced Special Operations Section pleaded guilty today to a federal misdemeanor civil rights charge that stemmed from his false arrest of a suspect in 2004.

    Eric Olsen, 38, pleaded guilty to falsely stating in a report that he saw the suspect drinking alcohol in front of a Chicago tavern and then conducted a search, finding cocaine in the suspect’s waistband, according to court documents.

    Olsen’s sentencing was set for Aug. 23 in federal court. He faces up to a year in prison.
Only one name left after yesterday.


On the brighter side, another high bail by Judge Bourgeois:
  • Two men were ordered held on bail today after being charged with breaking into cars in a hospital parking lot and trying to run down several off-duty police officers, officials said.

    The incident happened Monday in the parking lot of Resurrection Medical Center in the 7500 block of East Talcott Avenue, police said.

    Several off-duty police officers spotted two men in the parking lot breaking into vehicles.

    The officers identified themselves as police and ordered the men to stop, but they instead got into a vehicle and started fleeing the scene, police said. In the process, police said, the man tried to run down pedestrians, including one of the officers.

  • Both men were ordered held on $300,000 bail by Criminal Court Judge Adam Bourgeois
Good job by all the officers, on and off duty at the scene.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Judge. It's so rare we see a good one, it's remarkable enough to comment on. Sad.

4/21/2011 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Adam Bourgeois is former CPD and a great Judge

4/21/2011 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric was charged with the "drop case" scenario. He is a great guy.

4/21/2011 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EO is a great guy and better copper. He had nothing to do with JF or the other band of merry thieves. Not even on the same team. He took a short cut on paper and is now getting f**ked big time. Once the G gets their hooks in you your done. If team JF weren't on bullshit for all those years EO would not b in federal court. Too bad the the real bad guys apparently are getting a walk.

4/21/2011 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Unit 153 refugee said...

The fact that they swept Olsen up in the "SOS scandal" is a fucking joke.

Thanks Jerry, Keith, (and fuck too CS!)

4/21/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Frustrated 50 said...

Can I pull up the case report and arrest report or am I going to get a CR number?

4/21/2011 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None better than Eric.To bad they never get the real criminals in this city.

4/21/2011 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell they doing in 16?
is this part of the section 8 housing population living up north?

4/21/2011 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EO is the best partner I ever had, but more importantly--- the best friend I ever had! My heart is aching for him, I wish there was something more I could do for him. He didn't deserve this and definitely didn't deserve to have his name smeared by the jagoffs who admitted to stealing money. I hope you thiefing jagoffs are happy that your greedy and selfishness destroyed this mans life. You are no friend of mine, if you see me in public, you better steer clear of me because I will fuck you up! Signed, Greg Insley

4/22/2011 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sin. A good man get screwed by these pricks. If you're out there doing something wrong don't think that it's just you taking a chance. When the heat comes they will grab any copper they can and hang him.

4/25/2011 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger paddyo'chare said...

Eric Olsen is such a nice guy and very typical of tpye of kindness I can see Gerry conning into some BS. Doing one thing and thinking they are doing another. He wasn't just a good officer and a nice guy, he was a kind, compassionate person toward his fellow officers. I never heard him say a cruel or mean word about anyone. He always had something interesting to say however. This is the kind of incident that makes me wish every officer on the dept could have had the kind of training we did. Those Viet Nam Vets were the best. Nothing like them. They fought a war, came home and taught us how to not get killed out there and they did it with a comedy show thrown in.

4/28/2011 10:58:00 AM  

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