A Far-Fetched Rumor
Rumors continue to abound regarding Rahm's intentions to disband IPRA, restructure the disciplinary process and gut the Contract:
- A fly on the wall reported that the mayor and the aldermen who are putting together the new oversight agency that oversees complaints against PO want a QUOTA on sustained complaints.
The same fly stated that the alderman want 100 investigators per 1,000 PO'S. These new INVESTIGATORS will be from the COMMUNITY. (Now lets be real here. the city can't afford these numbers). But what does this tell you, that the new investigators will be beholden to their political sponsors.
Also, the alderman want every complaint completed within 60 days with a sit down with the family of the person killed by the police to explain the facts and circumstances of the shooting. (As of this date, these has been several of these sit downs with family members and their attorneys)
The public will not have to sign affidavits on making a complaint.(One of the black democratic state representatives will introduce a bill in Springfield doing away with this law)
Here is the kicker: there will be no waiting time for a PO to give a statement. In other words, a PO shoots someone, he/she will give a statement immediately after the shooting. One aldermen wants to do away with any FOP involvement in shooting incidents. This will mean that when the next contract is up for renegotiations, the mayor will push to gut the contract. Sharon Farley, the present head of IPRA, is setting the stage for some these proposal's.
Stay sharp FOP. Anything even close to these rumors should be dead on arrival.