FOP Sues Sun Times
- The Fraternal Order of Police is suing both the city and the Sun-Times over the publishing of photo lineups that included the names and faces of police officers with former Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew and his friends.
The Sun-Times published the photos in Monday’s newspaper with an article about how the lineups were conducted. The lineups included several police officers, then-Mayor Daley’s nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and two of Vanecko’s friends.
[...] The paper also published the names of the officers in the lineup, along with their height, weight, hair color, eye color and dates of birth.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) had reason to expect the city would not release the photos and the Sun-Times would not publish them. It also claims the city was in breach of contract because of a shared collective-bargaining agreement, and that the city should have prevented the Sun-Times from publishing the photos.
Once again, idiots in charge of the Department who never read or lived by a contract, making decisions in violation of that agreement and as a result, may end up costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.