Saturday, January 10, 2015

Detail Lawsuit

  • Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers who claim Mayor Rahm Emanuel removed them from his security detail for political reasons when he took office in 2011 have asked a federal judge to order the mayor to sit for a deposition as part of their ongoing lawsuit.

    The officers, who are all white or Hispanic, alleged in a 2012 complaint that Emanuel actively participated in selecting a new security team that included African-American officers with less seniority as well as officers who had volunteered for his campaign.

    Lawyers for the demoted officers want to question Emanuel on the record about his involvement in the change. They allege there is evidence that the mayor directed Terry Hillard — who at the time was the city's interim police superintendent — to select a "diverse" group and personally took part in meetings to select campaign volunteers to reassign to his around-the-clock police protection.

    Emanuel's attorneys have refused to make the mayor available, citing his packed calendar and saying he had no direct knowledge of how outgoing Mayor Richard Daley's security team was reassigned.
New boss, new people. No one lost their jobs, they just lost their D-3 pay for protecting Daley. A spot like that isn't guaranteed for life (in most cases.) You lucked into it by kissing the right ass or being born to the right family. Seniority never had anything to do with it. It's a POLITICAL spot and the political winds blew Rahm's way. End of story.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: 1020 days, please try to relax. Today's outburst on the radio was kind of scary considering you are a police officer, worse yet, a supervisor of police officers. God forbid you are put in a REAL stressful situation.....

1/10/2015 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't feel bad for these guys at all... Case soon to be dismissed in sure... If not, a jury will laugh at you.. Especially when they bring up how this is historically a connected position and is a position that is a "good spot". A jury will see through all of it and see that you just want the easy job back.. Believe me, the jury will be so happy to tell you to get back to your best car or whatever spot u landed in... Juries have zero room in their heart for connected crybaby bitter cops. You guys don't stand a chance with a liberal rahm supporting jury vs hated chicago cops... Good luck cause you will be embarrassed

1/10/2015 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over it already. Spots aren't forever. Gigs end. You got dumped when a new regime came in. Sniffle sniffle. Get some cheese for that whine.

1/10/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clouted vs clouted.

Fuck em. Who gives a shit?

1/10/2015 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You live by the ass, you die by the ass.

1/10/2015 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC hit the nail on the head.

1/10/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. Now stop whining and do your job.

1/10/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now hit the streets, answer those calls, write that paper, do those contact cards, all for policemen's pay and shut the fuck up. Frivolous, BS lawsuit like any other.

1/10/2015 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost my clout spot and now I want sue, ridiculous. They should be put in a district, preferably, a south side ghetto district.

1/10/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to see where this goes. Is this Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Or what?

1/10/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Blogger BronxBullschitzHere said...

That has to blow. You're getting D3 and bingo, you're back in a car. But, as SCC SAYS ITS A POLITICAL SPOT.

1/10/2015 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an absolute joke. These cry babies had a spot that could be terminated at any time. Just like when SOS,TRU, and MSF all got disbanded. This is not a seniority based assignment open for bidding. Your chinaman left, your golden spot is gone with you mayor who's ass and ring you kissed. This group should be cometely ashamed.

1/10/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the munificent eleven were on the job, did Daley's kid ever get mugged on his own street?

1/10/2015 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they are better off not being on the detail?

Don't Rahm's drivers have to pay for all the red light and speed camera tickets?

1/10/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUT ITS MY BIRTHRIGHT! 😭😭😭

1/10/2015 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your half right SCC; however, if they prove they were demoted, lost their "spot" and salary grade due to race, they'll win big.

1/10/2015 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

So Shortshanks didn't have any black officers on his security detail? Weird (not).

And I'm in 100% agreement...

"A spot like that isn't guaranteed for life (in most cases.) You lucked into it by kissing the right ass or being born to the right family. Seniority never had anything to do with it. It's a POLITICAL spot and the political winds blew Rahm's way. End of story."

Bunch of crybabies that got too comfortable being gophers and man-servants for the jagoff most responsible (at least at the city level) for putting our pension in the crosshairs of other politicians wanting to make it go bye-bye.

Hell, volunteering to work such a detail - clout or no clout - should earn you the title of 'traitor'. Kissing the ass of men that don't give a rat's ass about the men and women in blue past the ones shagging their groceries, carting their kids to school, helping family members beat murder pinches or fabricating case reports when Junior gets his cellphone removed via chokehold? Fuck. That. Noise. Not for D3 pay. Not for D5 pay. NOT AT ALL.

What you assholes basicky (Ha! THAT ring a bell?) did was sell your souls for a quick buck. And what's happened to you glorified 'bodyguards' is kinda like what happened to the crew at the end of 'Goodfellas'; Henry Hill concluding his lamentation of the demise of the gravy train in his statement to the court with "...and now it's all over".

I hope you strokes lose your lawsuit and the only thing you have to show for it at the end of the day is hefty attorneys bills. You all had a good run. Some of you had great runs. But it's over now, so it's time to let it go without acting like a bunch of spoiled fuckin' brats.

Now get comfortable in that beat car answering jobs like the rest of us slugs. Checkoff's at a quarter to the hour.

1/10/2015 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

big f-in deal

1/10/2015 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

SCC -- EXACTLY.

This is clout city and there should be no surprise that the "cush jobs" go to those in the know.

It's like going to a bar where the bartender knows you and every third drink is free.

Now, a new bartender takes the job or the actual owner changes and you get nothing. Pay the Bill.

You want to take the bar to court because you're not getting your "free drinks" anymore???

Deal with it. Talk about filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Next case.

1/10/2015 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley didn't leave the officers a severance check for protecting him while he was stealing the tax payers money?

1/10/2015 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get dumped and sue?.. Clout gone bad!

1/10/2015 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the lazy 11 police officers you buffoons! you want that spot returned hit the trenches and get your cadidate elected into the mayor's office then asked to be returned to that spot!

YOU BUFFOONS!

RUN! JESUS "CHUEY" GARCIA! RUN!

SI SE PUEDE!

1/10/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you SCC.

Bet they weren't crying foul when they got assigned based on politics in the first place....but now that there's a shift they turn into righteous assholes.

Nothing lasts forever you mopes. Grow up and get over it.

Where did all of these detailed people wind up? In spots or in districts? Either way, nobody is entitled to anything on this job.

Wah wah wah. Idiots.

1/10/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

booo fucking hooo you should be happy you had it as long as you did. Big fucking babies that is the dumbest thing ive ever heard someone sue for.

1/10/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Bridgeport hacks. Now go get your shine boxes.

1/10/2015 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.S. 701 aka Ralph Kramdan jr. Is not gonna be happy.

1/10/2015 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kiss ass cry babies!

1/10/2015 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first heard this lawsuit, I thought how f'n stupid, Now that its still going, Im still saying, how f'n stupid!! Lose your spot, and cry and stamp your feet. Suck it up, you f'n pansies! Most of us have lost a spot at one time or another, Ride the wave as long as you can, when its over, its over, no sympathy here!!

1/10/2015 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political spot? That is precisely what it is NOT supposed to be. Ever hear of Shakman, SCC? Get with the program and stop being part of the problem. You hate "merit" promotions, but for some reason think they are OK for Rahm's people? Does not compute.

1/10/2015 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor, poor clout babies got their feelings hurt.

1/10/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And 11 crybabies lost their "happy home." I can't imagine that being a good spot, running the little Napoleon around.

The lawsuit could be trashed by asking 11 times "how did you get the position to begin with?"

1/10/2015 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been there...you ride the good times when you can. And, if they disappear , wait for the next one. That's life. Enjoy it while you can.

1/10/2015 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"around the clock protection"? ah. no..they work basically 0700-1900. 19th district gets the honor(now its 7 officers ALL three watches to watch his house...and "blind spots")

1/10/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously?! You get bounced from being the Mayor's coat holder and you feel entitled to MORE compensation?

The only thing more amusing is that the couple I personally know are so incompetent that I wish they were still guarding this mayor.

1/10/2015 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So true,just like any other unit/spot,enjoy it while it lasts..

1/10/2015 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life's a bitch and then you get dumped back to patrol.

Enjoy answering those domestic calls!

1/10/2015 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very succinctly put. They lost their D-3 pay, now instead of picking up bread for Maggie at the grocery store, they are answering calls in whatever district . . . (note the sarcasm, I am sure they sometimes got milk too)

Just say you enjoyed the ride, and it was good while it lasted. You fooled them for a time. But you weren't entitled to it. You certainly get that detail by passing a test that was offered to everyone.

1/10/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't get these idiots - they are no different then the ones they talk about winning the ghetto lottery - wow unfrickingbelievable - try pushing a beat car for 20 yrs

1/10/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I love kissing the right ass. The left one can be a bit swarmy.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/10/2015 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!! I got kicked off the tac team to make a spot for a female.. Think I have a chance at winning a lawsuit? I also lost my foot patrol on Michigan ace for lack of activity and department has no set numbers for activity.. Can I win that one?? Maybe I'll be a millionaire. Gosh this is so pathetic and cry babyish. This is what the department has come to with the new hires.

1/10/2015 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Right? How is this even a lawsuit?! LOL. How many times do CMDRS get dumped or relocated? So I have a lawsuit from PHS closing down? Idiots.

1/10/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this completely baseless lawsuit hasn't been tossed yet.
What a complete fricking joke.

1/10/2015 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure none of those whiners wound up in patrol pushing a bear car.... but apparently that's not good enough for these spoiled Prima donnas.

1/10/2015 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC couldn't agree more.
It's happening in the ISP too. As the new Governor comes in new faces will and should be seen protecting him. But the whiners who've been with Quinn are already trying to file complaints.
Lazy fucks with cush jobs.

1/10/2015 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe a lawyer who has any idea how things work took this case.

I don't see anywhere where protection details are a bid or seniority position.

Get over it assholes, you had a good ride.

1/10/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a crap! So what?
A few kiss-asses in their cushy assignment get dumped off the security detail and replaced with new kiss-asses. Gee, maybe they would have to actually work. But, I doubt it. Likely they are on their knees pleading with their clout to get some other cushy assignment.

1/10/2015 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employee Resource E05-06-01
REMOVAL PROCESS FOR D-2, D-2A, AND D-3 POSITIONS

It looks like the city did not follow it's own policy.

1/10/2015 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Political spot? That is precisely what it is NOT supposed to be. Ever hear of Shakman, SCC? Get with the program and stop being part of the problem. You hate "merit" promotions, but for some reason think they are OK for Rahm's people? Does not compute.

Are you slow? This isn't a "merit" bump, it's an ASSIGNMENT with a big pay raise. You're still D1 (E1 under the latest revamping) There is no test, there is no evaluation.

In any case, Shakman doesn't apply to a spot that's "gifted" to people. And there certainly isn't any "merit" involved.

1/10/2015 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting dumped for being white/hispanic is now accepted by SCC? Wow!












1/10/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so sad when someone takes a job so he can read the paper and pick up dry cleaning, then all of a sudden he has to deal with south side criminals.

It is too bad and it is so sad.

1/10/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired recently after a full career as a patrolman. Who do these flunkies think they are to get d3 pay for a goof off assignment for the length of their careers? Get paid to si t with rham at a ball game? Ride with rham on lower wacker? Eat with rham at Morton's? Meet George Lucas with rham? Fuck these ass holes, you had your fun, do some police work.

1/10/2015 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a lawsuit similar to this years ago. When Fred Rice made superintendent all the white lawyers/PO's/Sgt's in Legal Affairs were launched in favor of black lawyers/PO's etc. Lawsuit followed. Most got nothing but a couple of PO's got decent settlements. Of course Rahm is too busy to go to court and testify. Too busy on vacation in South America and wherever else he goes and too busy in that wine drinking club with Rauner.

1/10/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
Political spot? That is precisely what it is NOT supposed to be. Ever hear of Shakman, SCC? Get with the program and stop being part of the problem. You hate "merit" promotions, but for some reason think they are OK for Rahm's people? Does not compute.

Are you slow? This isn't a "merit" bump, it's an ASSIGNMENT with a big pay raise. You're still D1 (E1 under the latest revamping) There is no test, there is no evaluation.

In any case, Shakman doesn't apply to a spot that's "gifted" to people. And there certainly isn't any "merit" involved.

1/10/2015 09:38:00 AM


I believe Shakman doesn't apply to anything any more.


Shakman is dead - click this link

The Shakman Decree is dead — sort of

June 16, 2014
Today, Federal Magistrate Sidney Schenkier released the city of Chicago from the constraints of the Shakman Decree, the court order of 1972 that banned patronage hiring of most city employees. Deciding, with the agreement of most parties involved in the case, including the city and Michael Shakman himself, that Chicago is in substantial compliance with the patronage ban, Judge Schenkier lifted the federal monitoring of the city’s hiring practices.The Judge cautioned that “substantial compliance does not mean the city has achieved a state of perfection”, but decided that “at the highest levels of the city, that message has been sent” and thus lifted the decree.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, obviously happy that the hiring decisions of him and his team are no longer under the thumb of the federal government, declared:

“The city of Chicago, after 42 years, is finally in substantial compliance with the accord that bears Mr. Shakman’s name,” but cautioned that “the people of Chicago are not naive” and thus vigilance against patronage hiring must be maintained.

1/10/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pussies should be launched into 3,4,5,6,7! U wanted to be the police, so be the police!

1/10/2015 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, didn't they end the Shakman decree last year?
They said that everything that Rahm did was legit and it was no longer needed. I remember thinking at that time that it's not going to end well!

1/10/2015 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was offered various spots for years by a Department Whale and always declined but when my District went to complete shit because of new bosses, I put in my call.

It lasted for five years and then back to the District again. Nice little vacation from the streets, still performed a Police function when I was detailed out, and was grateful for the time it lasted.

Never knew a soul when I came on the job. Made a friend just by being a decent cop and got a small reward for a while. It's not that complicated.

Now, for the automatically annointed ones, that's a different story in my mind.

1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they put them back on the mayors detail that way they can get the useless crybabies out of mass transit.You ruined the 3 rd watch u fukin idiots.

1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's BS I am a hard charging MFer who runs, guns, while part onein!!! The Mayor's detail recognized that I was the best there ever was and the best there will ever be! But politics brought in someone lesser than me and now I am getting fucked! Once my connected lawyers make a deal that ours stripes on my arms and cash in their pockets... You can all suck it!!! :-)

1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not just a re-assignment, but a cut in pay, based on political reasons?....they may have a case...

1/10/2015 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cry babies, the entire group of them, that is why their new commander under Rahm dumped them, they were the biggest problems all thinking that they were actually Sgts. not one lick of ambition among the group, I was a member of a unit that did dignitary details for CPD. We had to go thru a 40 hour block of training and get certified by the State Police in Dignitary Protection, Some of Daleys guards, most of them in this group that got dumped had to do this training with us, well me being a veteran Sgt. almost pissed my pants when I saw how little these buffoons knew about protecting poor Richie!!! one of these goofs who is now in 16 is nothing but a crybaby who thinks he is a General to this day, his wife was clouted up but no more,these officers never read that they are Patrolmen, and only worked in a slot that offered more money, just didn't like the fact of going back down, never count on that big money!!!!!!!!!

1/10/2015 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were clouted pricks, now they're semi clouted crybaby pricks.

1/10/2015 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the order and it appears that you cannot get dumped for politics from this position.

Maybe if the troops actually read their general orders and not solely blogs and bathroom walls, we could all gain from this.

E. Candidates selected as Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist are paid in accordance with contractual provisions between the City of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge Number 7, Article 26.1 Section E.

F. Political factors cannot be considered when selecting a Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist.

G. The Director, Human Resources Division, will ensure a PER 14 and an A-form are submitted to City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, identifying individuals selected as Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist and the unit of assignment (Government Security Detail or Detached Services Unit).

H. Individuals selected as a Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist must sign the Shakman Certification Form.

I. The Shakman Certification Form must be signed by the Superintendent of Police, the elected official or dignitary to whom the member is assigned (except that the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, after consultation with the Mayor, may sign the Shakman Certification Form in lieu of the Mayor), and the:

1. Unit Commander, Government Security Detail, if the member is assigned to Government Security Detail; or
2. unit commanding officer, Detached Services Unit, if the member is assigned to Detached Services Unit; and
3. First Deputy Superintendent, if the member is assigned to Detached Services Unit.

1/10/2015 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cry me a river. God this department gets more pathetic with each passing day. First of all, the millionaire mayor has more than enough money to hire a private security detail if he's that much of a chicken shit to walk down the street by himself. He reduced police service and manpower to the tax paying public yet he justifies pulling resources for his personal security which contradicts his lack of revenue and expenditure excuses. Seniority has its limits on this job too. It protects you from vindictive unprofessional supervisors on the watch, however, it doesn't guarantee anything beyond that. The administration is careful to use wording and definition like "detail" and "assignment" to guarantee their control over all other operations. The guys on the old detail enjoyed a nice run of easy money and work, but they knew when the mayor left, their spots went with him. Bureaucracy and cronyism at its finest.

1/10/2015 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting dumped for being white/hispanic is now accepted by SCC? Wow!

Getting dumped because a new mayor wants his people there isn't racial. You got replaced by another better connected blue shirt. Grow up and do some police work you idiot.

1/10/2015 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Under the law, regardless if it is a civil service rank or not, a change in title code and increase in pay is a PROMOTION. No test needed. Many positions in the city do not have tests, wake up CPD.

1/10/2015 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow they are crying! 1 of them got promoted to Commander on rahms detail making commanders pay,and those spots stay long enough are Pensionable so you get D-3 pay,unlimited overtime and D-3 pensions! I was on the detail made D-3 years ago (not part of BS lawsuit) was told its not a promotion,there is no test of "special skills" required,your not "Navy SEAL qualified" as some think they are! Its a good ride while it lasts like other spots on this department! Just released attorney call to 1 of the guys suing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmO32IdwuE

Its a clout position plain and simple but no one has survived like the D-3 guys on the treasurers detail these guys have been through multiple treasurers (why is there a wasted detail there?) Does the city clerk still have her big detail also? Look at contract your not "entitled" racial hardly, its clout the Chicago way!

1/10/2015 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Getting dumped for being white/hispanic is now accepted by SCC? Wow!












1/10/2015 09:45:00 AM
Did not see where SCC accepted it just telling what was in paper!

1/10/2015 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1020 Days? We now have 2 Sgts arguing for that spot!!

R.F and G.M. both want it and
neither can SHUT UP!!!

1/10/2015 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Read The Rest said...

And did you read the next paragraph dumbass?

A. A Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist may be removed at the discretion of the Unit Commander, Government Security Detail, or on the recommendation of the unit commanding officer, Detached Services Unit.

B. Removals may be made at the discretion of the appropriate Unit Commander / unit commanding officer or after consultation with the elected official or dignitary to whom the Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist is assigned.

C. The First Deputy Superintendent will approve recommendations made by the unit commanding officer, Detached Services Unit, before removal.

D. The Director, Human Resources Division will ensure a PER 14 and A-Form are submitted to City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, identifying individuals removed from assignment as Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist and the unit of assignment (Government Security Detail or Detached Services Unit).

E. If a Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist is removed, he or she will return to their unit of assignment in the career service title previously held and paid at the applicable rate set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge Number 7.

All the city has to do is get a commander or hte First to say, "Yeah, you're out." and it's a done deal

1/10/2015 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few of them landed in PTS. Biggest whiners I ever met in the last twenty five years! Hardee Har Har !!!

1/10/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That's BS I am a hard charging MFer who runs, guns, while part onein!!! The Mayor's detail recognized that I was the best there ever was and the best there will ever be! But politics brought in someone lesser than me and now I am getting fucked! Once my connected lawyers make a deal that ours stripes on my arms and cash in their pockets... You can all suck it!!! :-)

1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM

WOW, I'll bet you scored 145 on the sergeant exam in a previous post. How many fish you going to catch with this hook?

1/10/2015 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What SCC and the newspaper is not telling you is that Rahm replaced these guys with a bunch of his campaign workers. I don't know how the Daley guys got their jobs, but I have enough sense to know that two wrongs don't make a right. Shame on all of you Rahm supporters out there!

1/10/2015 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they win the lawsuit that would change things in our department. Mayors detail is not biddable and not based upon seniority just like units outside the districts meaning organized crime or tact teams so if they win anyone ever dumped from a unit or spot could sue. My opinion they have no case, out with the old in with the new, a changing of the guard.

1/10/2015 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Your half right SCC; however, if they prove they were demoted, lost their "spot" and salary grade due to race, they'll win big.

1/10/2015 02:06:00 AM

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I am thinking about this a little now and the only thin I can come up with is ... The Civil Rights Act of 1965 Title VII, AKA Affirmative Action states that if one race is not promoted (or hired) at a rate that is 80% that of the dominant race, then there is a prima facie case for racial discrimination. The burden then falls on the city to defend that promotion. (usually this means the test given for the promotion predicted job success and was reliable). The Fire Dept. did not meet this burden with the Tuskegee fireman case because the fire entrance test was NOT shown to predict job success. (They said a lot of the test was just arbitrary stuff, and not needed to be a fireman).

So ... I don't know ...

1/10/2015 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cushy spot notwithstanding, if they lost their spot due to ethnicity they deserve a win...

1/10/2015 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't decide if I like alley lawyers or peanut gallery ones best...LOL

This applies for ALL D-2, D-2A, and D-3 spots DUMBASS!

III. REQUEST FOR REMOVAL
A. The process of removing a sworn member below the rank of sergeant from a D-2, D-2A, and D-3 assignment will be initiated by a supervisor via To-From-Subject Report through the chain of command to the affected member's Bureau Chief. The report requesting removal will include documentation supporting the request.
B. The affected member's Bureau Chief, or designated exempt member, will review and forward the removal request to the Office of Legal Affairs for a determination of legal sufficiency. If the removal request is:
1. legally sufficient, Office of Legal Affairs will initiate the Review Board process.
2. not legally sufficient, it will be returned to the initiating supervisor with additional instructions. Such instructions may include, but not be limited to, requests for additional information or recommendations that the affected member receive additional training, counseling, and/or placement into the Behavioral Intervention System.
IV. REVIEW BOARD PROCESS
A. The Review Board will be the forum for hearings regarding the removal of a sworn member below the rank of sergeant from D-2, D-2A, and D-3 assignments.
B. The Review Board will consist of the following members or a designated exempt member from the respective bureau:
1. Chief, Bureau of Patrol;
2. Chief, Bureau of Detectives;
3. Chief, Bureau of Organized Crime;
4. Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development;
5. Chief, Bureau of Administration;
6. Chief, Bureau of Internal Affairs;
7. A representative, Office of Legal Affairs, who will serve as the Review Board secretary and a nonvoting member; and
8. A representative, Management and Labor Affairs Section, who will be a nonvoting member.
C. The affected member's Bureau Chief or their designated exempt member will serve as chairman and a nonvoting member.
D. A quorum of three voting members must be present to conduct a Review Board hearing.
E. The affected member's commanding officer will provide all relevant documents to the Review Board secretary for distribution to members of the Review Board. The affected member's commanding officer will also present the case for removal to the Review Board.
F. The member appearing before the Review Board will have the right to an advocate of their choice (attorney, Fraternal Order of Police representative, etc.).
1. The advocate may present witnesses.
2. The advocate may not cross-examine or question members of the Review Board.
G. The member appearing before the Review Board may offer documentation and testimony.
H. Upon receiving all relevant documentation and testimony, the Review Board will deliberate and arrive at a determination by conducting a poll of voting Review Board members. A majority of the Review Board members comprising a quorum is required for consensus.
V. NOTICE OF HEARING BEFORE THE REVIEW BOARD

1/10/2015 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F'in crybabies!!
I'm gonna guess there's a REAL good chance some other officers were dumped when these whiners got their "spot".
You take a spot like that knowing that it probably won't last forever. Enjoy it while you have it.
And they also wanna throw the "seniority" angle into the mix. Seniority is great when you have it and not so great when you don't.
But apparently some guys/gals came on this job expecting that silver spoon to stay in their mouth their entire career.
Sometimes that doesn't work out so well....

-a 28 year otj M/2 district guy

1/10/2015 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those criticizing the officers suing, keep this in mind....

They are accusing the mayor of promoting based on race ONLY, not that the officers have done anything wrong.

They have documentation (yes, documentation) from the mayor stating the white officers on the detail must go because they are white in order to put black one's in because they are black.

1/10/2015 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any more news on SWAT lawsuit?
Last heard the powers that be are looking at going back to part time team just like HBT used to be in order to have suit dismissed.

A few full timers on sort then the other guys back in a unit or district training a few times a month called out as needed. No back pay necessary then. It worked that way for decades, plus not being utilized for many warrants.

The lt was just promoted out of there on capt list and it can just stay under special functions as a sub unit of the deputy with a Sgt running the show, or they will just double merit one of those sgts up to lt again.

1/10/2015 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Useless crybaby suckholes.

1/10/2015 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people say that city workers couldn't make it in the private world. I say that these "detail sissies" are afraid of the real "police world". Fuck all of you sense of privilege pussies.

1/10/2015 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taken from newspaper clip back in 2012 when the lawsuit was filed:

Commander Brian Thompson, a defendant in the suit who is black, allegedly told one of the officers "the color of your skin is your sin" when the officer asked about the discrepancy.

1/10/2015 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx for posting the JUST DESERTS

And did you read the next paragraph dumbass?

A. A Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist may be removed at the discretion of the Unit Commander, Government Security Detail, or on the recommendation of the unit commanding officer, Detached Services Unit.

B. Removals may be made at the discretion of the appropriate Unit Commander / unit commanding officer or after consultation with the elected official or dignitary to whom the Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist is assigned.

C. The First Deputy Superintendent will approve recommendations made by the unit commanding officer, Detached Services Unit, before removal.

D. The Director, Human Resources Division will ensure a PER 14 and A-Form are submitted to City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, identifying individuals removed from assignment as Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist and the unit of assignment (Government Security Detail or Detached Services Unit).

E. If a Police Officer Assigned as Security Specialist is removed, he or she will return to their unit of assignment in the career service title previously held and paid at the applicable rate set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Chicago and the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge Number 7.

All the city has to do is get a commander or hte First to say, "Yeah, you're out." and it's a done deal

1/10/2015 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!! I got kicked off the tac team to make a spot for a female.. Think I have a chance at winning a lawsuit? I also lost my foot patrol on Michigan ace for lack of activity and department has no set numbers for activity.. Can I win that one?? Maybe I'll be a millionaire. Gosh this is so pathetic and cry babyish. This is what the department has come to with the new hires.

1/10/2015 08:59:00 AM


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Yeah, because the guys on the detail were new hires.. Think again putz, all 20+ kma clubbers who are now devastated they can't hide in the spot anymore and retire from that detail in a few years.. New hires? On the mayors detail? Hahahahah .. Nice try

1/10/2015 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


All the city has to do is get a commander or hte First to say, "Yeah, you're out." and it's a done deal


You miss the point F. Lee Silly, a removal of whites who are replaced by blacks is prima facie evidence of race-which is never a Bona fide occupational qualification- used as a consideration in the assignment.

1/10/2015 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 4 years on, I'm ready to step up and become a specialist.

1/10/2015 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pigs didnt get fat enough sucking @ the trough and still want more

1/10/2015 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was offered various spots for years by a Department Whale and always declined but when my District went to complete shit because of new bosses, I put in my call.

It lasted for five years and then back to the District again. Nice little vacation from the streets, still performed a Police function when I was detailed out, and was grateful for the time it lasted.

Never knew a soul when I came on the job. Made a friend just by being a decent cop and got a small reward for a while. It's not that complicated.

Now, for the automatically annointed ones, that's a different story in my mind.
1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM"

Best post I've read in awhile. All the shit started to change in 97/98 when the Sons Of Supervisors started coming on. It's been downhill & pure shit ever since.

1/10/2015 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When these Officers were assigned the fax notice from Personnel stated that they were "Promoted". They still have a copy of it and it is part of the lawsuit. There always have been ways to demote D2, D2A and D3 Officers but the Dept did not go though any of these processes. You may not like them and yes they got their positions because of who they may have known but the city expects us to follow the rules. The city should be also held to that standard. Why do you think they came out with the order on how to remove officers from D2 and D3 positions? It was in response to this lawsuit because they knew they were wrong. I hope they win. It sets a good precedent for blue shirts regardless of clout.

1/10/2015 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city will offer a settlement on this. Reason is that they do not want the real selection/removal process out in the open.

1/10/2015 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know these clout babies never even worked the street and now they're freaking out because they might have to do police work.

1/10/2015 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they put them back on the mayors detail that way they can get the useless crybabies out of mass transit.You ruined the 3 rd watch u fukin idiots.

1/10/2015 11:10:00 AM

The female has been on the medical her whole time there, so you can't blame that mess on her.

1/10/2015 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cry babies. Get the keys to a police car & go out and do what you signed up for.

1/10/2015 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employee Resource E05-06-01
REMOVAL PROCESS FOR D-2, D-2A, AND D-3 POSITIONS

It looks like the city did not follow it's own policy.

They are D-1 acting D-3 Bodyguard is not a rank. You must have been a Daley bodyguard.

1/10/2015 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost my spot in 003 and still haven't heard anything about my ongoing lawsuit!
WTF

1/11/2015 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD officers having legal issues with Rahm Emanuel's top attorney should note Mr. Stephen R. Patton over at Corporation Counsel appears to owe the Cook County Tax Assessor about $1,500 plus fines for taking homestead exemption 2011-2013 on his residence in Evanston!

January 3, 2015

Joseph M. Ferguson,
Inspector General
City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
740 N. Sedgwick, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60654


Dear Mr. Ferguson,

I am writing to request OIG staff investigate two valid concerns I have regarding Stephen R. Patton's compliance with the applicable City of Chicago Ethics/Employee Residency ordinances.

The first concern pertains to Mr. Patton's filed Statements of Financial Interest for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

On Item 9, which covers disclosure of Financial Interests in Real Estate, it appears Mr. Patton has failed to disclose his financial interest in a single family home located in 40th ward at:

1952 Farragut Avenue
Chicago IL

Per public information available with the Cook County Deed of a Records, Stephen R. Patton and his wife have a secured financial interest of $169,400 in this property via a Mortgage recorded 8/24/2009,

During 2013, Mr. Patton recorded another document reflecting the secured financial interest in the property as a Junior Mortgage, with subrogation language to another lender's mortgage.

Given Mr. Patton's secured financial interest, it's unclear why Mr. Patton omitted this real estate address from his disclosures.

It appears his son and daughter in law are residents of this property and legal title holders, indebted to Mr. Patton and his wife. Repayment is required of $169,400 plus interest, prior to any release on Mr. Patton's secured financial interest.

His daughter in law seemingly works for a professional services firm with clients that do business with the City of Chicago, such as Zoos and Museums. I have only scanned the online procurement portal but did not analyze contracts in sufficient detail to understand decision making roles.

I am enclosing the recorded real estate documents which I have purchased and are related to this first concern on Mr Patton's Ethics ordinance compliance.




The second concern I have pertains to Mr. Patton's compliance with the Residency Ordinance.

The Cook County Tax portal and Deed of Records office records indicate Stephen R. Patton still has principal residence at 1462 Ridge Avenue, Evanston Illinois, since 1994. The Homestead exemption is applied and was taken during 2011-2013 on this property outside of Chicago city limits

Mr. Patton's condo on S. Wabash does not reflect any homestead exemption and appears to be considered investment property.

I've had no success in finding a real definition for "Residency" in the City of Chicago's Municipal Ordinance. Perhaps I've just missed it.

On the surface, or at least from a Cook County tax basis, his principal residence is in Evanston.

As a private citizen, I believe the City's top Corporation Counsel attorney should be held to the highest compliance standards, and feel validation of his true residency is warranted.

If I understand the court case, Stephen R. Patton ultimately decides enforcement issues on OIG subpoenas. What happens if Mr. Patton refuses to comply with OIG subpoenas where he is party to be served?

I will contact your office with my identity (name, address) and contact info if required, but I understand you are able to act on anonymous complaints, unlike the Legislative Inspector General Office which oversees the City Council.

Appreciate OIG looking into these matters to ensure Citizens of Chicago have absolute ordinance compliance by Corporate Counsel's top attorney, Stephen R. Patton.


Sincerely,

"John Doe"

1/11/2015 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No solidary on CPD...everyone cry baby this... Clout that...I'm gonna venture to say most of the comments are from under 5 year wonders or burnt out 25+ salty dogs.
This city will fuck anyone ... All are white and got dumped ????
Yeah something's not right....
And SCC ready to throw them under the bus ?
We need a little more like NYPD and a lot less like the above comments .... Truth hurts

1/11/2015 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employee Resource E05-06-01

This covers the Security Specialists. They have a different title code than us.

Just read the document and stop watching Rambo movies while "pushing" your beat car hair gel.

1/11/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:26:00 LOL I gotta use that, live by the ass, die by the ass, priceless!

1/11/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the current detail commander Thompson related to Hilliard? Just asking.

1/11/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a question/expose' that the media should ask/publish...
Why does former Mayor Daley, STILL have a bodyguard detail at taxpayers expense?
They are discreetly detailed to districts, i.e. 001/018 and when shortshanks needs a particular transport or escort, they are pulled from the ranks and again assigned as chauffeurs, bodyguards,coat-holders etc. WHILE ON CITY TIME/PAYROLL.
Do an investigation and expose this fraud. It's fairly open and notorious in the districts, apparently all one needs to do is inquire.
He has maintained a large$$ from his city employment, determine the amount of days and hours he has received FREE security on the city's time/dime and charge him for it.
We still have a City Inspector General, I presume.

1/11/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No solidary on CPD...everyone cry baby this... Clout that...I'm gonna venture to say most of the comments are from under 5 year wonders or burnt out 25+ salty dogs.
This city will fuck anyone ... All are white and got dumped ????
Yeah something's not right....
And SCC ready to throw them under the bus ?
We need a little more like NYPD and a lot less like the above comments .... Truth hurts


So Daley having an all-white detail was okay in this day and age?

Methinks SCC is a lot closer to calling this correctly that all those here claiming that only white guys are entitled to protect that sawed off Bridgeport born-and-bred asshole

1/11/2015 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc as a white no clout Italian American po and a veteran I have no pity for those officers dumped for years under daley in order to get into that detail you had to be irish and from 11th and 19th wards, as for the commander putting in mote blacks more power to you n enjoy the ride, im in 016 still a worker and could give a flying f-ck.

1/11/2015 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I have no sympathy for most when they get dumped from no bid assignments, you know the game going in, it is what it is.

However, the removal of these officers was not done fairly or with transparency. During discovery of the lawsuit, some very damning emails were turned over by the city in regard to the racial makeup of the detail and ensuring the right officers stayed and the others were let go. These emails between Thompson and Hilliard will likely result in a settlement for the officers as the city will not want this to be revealed in open court. This type of behavior should be never be tolerated no matter if it's white black or Hispanic officers. I hope the officers win to teach the powers that be a lesson on appropriate ways to operate a department.

1/11/2015 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So all the black officers stayed and kept their pay and titles while the white and hispanic officers were demoted in pay and title.

And why are we not irritated by this?

1/11/2015 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once, SCC, you've actually said something many of us can agree with.

1/11/2015 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this explains why they weren't competent enough to keep the mayor's kid from being mugged right outside his front door.

1/11/2015 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but for those who know a little bit about this lawsuit, they stand a pretty good chance of beating the city. The city has been getting trounced repeatedly in the hearings.

1/12/2015 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall when the outgoing bodyguards for Jane Bryne sued for overtime pay and got it. They claim they were told they could not submit any OT slips. Nothing is out of possibility. Hilliard claimed he made the changes without political input ( do you think he is lying?). When things get to a court of law, somehow they get cleaned up and many things are not allowed as testimony.

1/12/2015 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT has also filed a law suit against the city. Stick it to Rham any chance you get.

1/12/2015 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but for those who know a little bit about this lawsuit, they stand a pretty good chance of beating the city. The city has been getting trounced repeatedly in the hearings.

Ah, no they don't. These guys will either be back in car answering jobs or calling their juice. RS will be back to kicking citizens in the nutz when the job has been coded and not even his......

1/12/2015 10:26:00 PM  

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