Saturday, August 20, 2011

Suburban Officer Cleared

  • An investigation of an Arlington Heights officer who shot and killed a man during a stand-off last year has found no wrongdoing, according to records released by the Illinois State Police.

    Officer Michael Butler fired a shot through a window and hit Daniel Moreno just before midnight last August. Moreno died two days later.

  • According to the 160-page state police report, officers heard shots coming from Moreno’s home and saw muzzle flashes. With a clear view of Moreno through the kitchen window, Butler shot him in the side of his head, the report said.

    In a letter to the Illinois State Police, Assistant State’s Attorney LuAnn Snow said the investigation “revealed no conduct by Officer Michael Butler . . .during this shooting that would give rise to criminal charges against that officer.”
We'd certainly hope not. Geez.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!! Mcfly, the offender was hispanic and a white police officer killed him..that's why it was such a big issue. DUH. Doesn't matter that the offender was shooting first, all that is irrelevant

8/20/2011 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be titled:
Are you fucking kidding me?

8/20/2011 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer and his/her family have to worry about this shit for a YEAR? 160 page State Police report, I bet when they lock up a shithead it's not a 160 page report, gimme a freaking break. Good luck office.

8/20/2011 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless I am cornered, I wont do shit. Fuck this city, state and all the liberal fucks who have ruined it. I cant wait unitl I canget the hell out of this shithole!

8/20/2011 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you get involved in a shooting, a suburban department is more likely than Chicago to hang you out to dry.

8/20/2011 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee thanks LuAnn. Now continue with all your other witch hunts of police officers. Please don't make up for your failed career by vindictively prosecuting law enforcement officers.

8/20/2011 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Glendale Heights actually prosecuted a cop who shot an offender on a domestic. The cop was waiting for his backup on a domestic. He heard a fight going on and went inside. The offender starts hitting him on the face (breaks his cheekbone) and the officer felt he was about to lose consciousness. So he shoots the animal/offender. His own department fucked him over. His own department found the shooting unjustified and actually prosecuted him. Thankfully a jury found him not guilty. However, this is the suburbs. If this happened in Chicago then the officer in a jury trial would be guilty.

8/20/2011 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be expected with Anita Alvarez in office. Makes me inclined to shoot only in defense of MY life or another officer. Not so sure i'd want to wait a year to be cleared for doing the right thing.

8/20/2011 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for the copper and his family. Job well done.

8/20/2011 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to be a cop anymore?

8/20/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever, at least he's been "cleared".

8/20/2011 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sentencing hearing for Bobby Selvie, the gangbanger who shot Pat Johnson, is set for 11:00 Monday. Room not yet determined, but look for Judge Timothy Joyce.

8/20/2011 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to be a cop anymore?

Um Stupidity?

8/20/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for doing what you HAD to do...don't look back!!!! Good Job!!!!

8/20/2011 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading where an off-duty out of state LEO was involved in a shooting in some western state (Utah?). Some AH with a knife that apparently REEAALLYY needed killing.

Off-duty LEO pops the guy about 1:15pm and is leaving the state at about 6:30pm same day.
Me? Shoot at 1:15pm, be on my way out of state at 1:15:30

8/20/2011 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any shooting by an PO has to be investigated. All the bases have to be covered.

And of course the family has an entirely different slant on it. He was a saint that never did a thing wrong, there was no real gun, he had no intent, the cops should have known that, blahblahblah.

Most of the time the shooting is legit and the investigation and report are routine. They are very detailed, unlike the typical Patrol Division GOCR with a 3 line narrative. And ALL police shootings are reviewed by the US District Attorney for possible civil rights violations. And you know there will be civil suit. So you have cross all the "T"s and dot all the "I"s.

A 160 page page report for a fatal police shooting really doesn't sound excessively long.

The incident that summoned the police, including transcripts of 911 calls, decedent's prior history, any location history, evidence recovered, analysis, witness statements, medical examiner's reports, State Police interviews, supervisor reviews, ballistic reports, etc, etc.

Most PO's have no idea how much paperwork others on the job do. A simple verbal abuse beef that a PO does a 2-line denial on still has the sergeant doing several pages more.

You get 5 PO's scuffle with 4 offenders and there can be how many TRR's? 20?

8/21/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Geez, a frigin year to hear that the political hack at 26th n Cal isnt going to try anduse him as free press for her next venture....

Must of been right on the front burner for this one

8/21/2011 01:45:00 PM  

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