Sunday, May 01, 2016

Rumor II Gets Addressed

  • The former president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police has obtained a $100,000 legal settlement from the state FOP in a lawsuit he filed accusing the union of removing him from office in retaliation for exposing corruption, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Michael Shields was suspended as the head of Chicago’s police union in December 2013 after he sent a letter to City Hall Inspector General Joseph Ferguson charging that two prior police contracts and a sergeants’ contract were fixed.

    The Sun-Times first reported on the explosive letter, which said the former FOP president engaged in “backroom-deal” arbitrations with the city.

    The next day, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police suspended Shields, barring him from negotiating with the city, accusing him of violating his oath of office and calling him a “dictator.”

    Shields sued both the Chicago and state FOP lodges, claiming retaliation and demanding pay for the remainder of his three-year term as well as for the term of his successor, Dean Angelo, elected Chicago FOP president in April 2014.

    The state FOP settled with Shields in December, after former state union president Ted Street was deposed, said Shields’ attorney Michael Leonard.
So Street was deposed and a settle offered forthwith? Sounds like the State Lodge did something very wrong and paid a hefty price. It also looks like Lodge 7 will be paying the piper shortly and then claiming the settlement is "confidential" to cover up the smell of it all.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember his secratary,who shields fired wrote,a seven page memo explaining a whole lot. In it,she explains she told him to send the letter and then found in on his messy desk. I wonder if he will be paying her hush money not to testify for Lodge 7. Plus, i hear Lodge 7 suspended him with full pay and benefits except for the high end Cadillac,which became the city-wide campaign vehicle. My Unit Rep has the report from all those meetings,its very entertaining.

5/01/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure looks like Shield was right after all. Can't see why the State would pay 100K if Shields was wrong.
WTF

5/01/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax, money well spent. Morons voted for him so moron dues money will go to him. Who cares, money well spent to rid him from the union.

5/01/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be so bad, if these corrupt politicians were at least competent corrupt politicians.
The Chicago politicians are the clown show of corrupt politicians.

5/01/2016 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this Angelos fault?

5/01/2016 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean is too busy watching his "go fund me page " for his dog and still trying to get his snagle tooth made sgt.
Where are you Dean? I hope you are making a long list of demands for the negotiations in 2017.

5/01/2016 06:30:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Enjoy the money Mikey.

5/01/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger BlueShirt4Life said...

Can we please start the process to have a law firm represent FOP lodge 7???

5/01/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:FOP RELATED.

Such fabulous irony for the cover of the April FOP newsletter [which was delivered on April 29th] that I have to comment.

"No longer do you need to THINK before you INK"

This cover is produced by the modern version of INK!

Before going to the printers did they stop and THINK that before putting that cover to INK, that there are much more pressing concerns for the CPD than tattoo arbitration?

Wonderful irony and a pitiful priority.

5/01/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have just had the election! NO they needed to grab keys and take rented cars.

And that lovely board that secretly votes and does not document who voted for what?

I feel sad that the next election will be a clean sweep again and we will lose experience.

I believe the real problem is the Board is filled with very lazy and happy to be their officers.

I hope more people go to the meetings so they can run for office new blood is needed.

5/01/2016 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corruption? Where? I can't believe it.

5/01/2016 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike was elected because he stood up to the Democrat Machine! Mike told the truth when he said the past FOP leadership was in bed with the Democrats. Just look at the jobs past Presidents got with the County and other high-paying posts. Do you think they took a competitive exam and polygraph to get those jobs? So even though every effort was made by parochial, inbred Morons to sabotage the Shield's Administration, in the end He won, and WE lost; until the "ACLU Effect" took hold. Rahm thinks he got CPD and FOP by removing Shields, but he is WRONG. We are one dead tourist away from losing hundreds of millions of tourism dollars. I wish ill on no poor sap from Iowa, but the police are forced to hold back. Meanwhile, delusional Rahm is putting the arm on donors to build up his campaign war chest. Is he unable to separate reality from fantasy? Does he think he can regain the Black Vote against any credible Black candidate? Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal, Chicago Values, Chicago Values. Baby"G"

5/01/2016 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields was suspended with pay by lodge 7 so he wasn't entitled to any additional compensation. Also, maybe if he turned in his paperwork to run instead of playing the legal game, and at the end of the day ALL ACTIVE FOP MEMBERS should file a counter claim due to the money he cost us by not sending in the letter.

5/01/2016 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real smart! Let's rid Shields show spoke up for us constantly for this timid coward who kisses rahms ass! Obviously the state and lodge 7 shit the bed on this and screwed mike! Mike deserves every penny and more from this corrupt city and state.

5/01/2016 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Old School said...

I don’t think Dean will keep any settlement confidential. No one working at FOP now had anything to do with this bullshit. Shields can ask the court to issue a non-disclosure order thou.

Angelo’s dilemma is he settles the shitty-wide team band of thugs will claim he’s in bed with Shields. If he goes the whole nine yards others will say he should have settled and cut the lodges losses.

And the only reason charges have not been placed on Dougherty, Aguilar, and Graham is that if/when expelled from FOP Shields could use that in his case for more money. Rest assured that Davis and DiMaria who were involved and were major players in the cover up are also neck deep in this.

5/01/2016 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Relax, money well spent. Morons voted for him so moron dues money will go to him. Who cares, money well spent to rid him from the union.

5/01/2016 12:52:00 AM

???

Which member of the Donahue crew are you or just a follower who like being keep in the dark and feed bullshit like a mushroom?

Mark if your not the puppet master in all of this and prove it by coming out and disavow the actions Graham and Dougherty. How about it Mark? Make a stand.

5/01/2016 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
I remember his secratary,who shields fired wrote,a seven page memo explaining a whole lot. In it,she explains she told him to send the letter and then found in on his messy desk. I wonder if he will be paying her hush money not to testify for Lodge 7. Plus, i hear Lodge 7 suspended him with full pay and benefits except for the high end Cadillac,which became the city-wide campaign vehicle. My Unit Rep has the report from all those meetings,its very entertaining.

5/01/2016 12:15:00 AM

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Dougherty AKA Himmler paid Shields while he was acting as president after the coup. That kept Mikey from suing for lost wages. That was for just 2 or 3 months When this is settle in court Billy boy should be forced to pay the full costs for this because of his illegal acts.

5/01/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember that this all stems from the Citywide Team and their shenanigans.

5/01/2016 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember his secratary,who shields fired wrote,a seven page memo explaining a whole lot. In it,she explains she told him to send the letter and then found in on his messy desk. I wonder if he will be paying her hush money not to testify for Lodge 7. Plus, i hear Lodge 7 suspended him with full pay and benefits except for the high end Cadillac,which became the city-wide campaign vehicle. My Unit Rep has the report from all those meetings,its very entertaining.

5/01/2016 12:15:00 AM

Your unit rep? The only time I have EVER heard a fucking thing from a unit rep or the FOP is during election time. What the fuck is a point of unit rep if they don't relay information? If you're too fucking lazy to attend roll calls then post the meeting minutes.

5/01/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Leonard is a good guy to have on your side

5/01/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every FOP lodge member should ask Dorothy, Donahue and Street what they did. Then make them pay $$$$$$$$. They have all the answers. Not one them had any INTEGRITY, just greed.

5/01/2016 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But it's a lot less then what he was suing for. Plus if the State FOP suspended him, they should be the ones paying.

5/01/2016 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

explain to me again why the members elected a President who has been on bs "disability" for years----earning a second salary teaching college courses (but unable to get back to work in 311 or records etc).....

5/01/2016 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't send the letter and he couldn't keep his mouth shut!! We are this trouble because he hired tan man and tan man mad a statement and now innocent police officers are going to get fired!!!
Thanks to whoever it was that got him gone!

5/01/2016 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Relax, money well spent. Morons voted for him so moron dues money will go to him. Who cares, money well spent to rid him from the union.
5/01/2016 12:52:00 AM

No, the morons voted for do nothing Dean and this divisive, sell out contract.

5/01/2016 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we get sued by shitheads and the case is settled, it doesn't mean we were at fault. Lodge 7 Board of directors followed the by-laws and designated someone to send the letter when they discovered Mike did not send it. Then when the Board demanded Mike to provide proof when he claimed contracts were fixed, Mike refused. How soon we all forget this crap was front page of the Times and we all wanted answers. Only one out of every roll call believed Mike, every roll call has at least one moron.

5/01/2016 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this Angelos fault? Angelo's crew that was on the board at that time all found Shields "not guilty" including Angelo's son. Months ago Doherty came to a general meeting and told the members that he was deposed by Shields attorney and Angelo's Fop attorneys wouldn't cover him. Doherty also said that this need to go to trial to get to the truth and shouldn't be settled. If it goes to trial we will get to the truth.

5/01/2016 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger O W WILSON said...

“”So Street was deposed and a settle offered forthwith? Sounds like the State Lodge did something very wrong and paid a hefty price. It also looks like Lodge 7 will be paying the piper”“

I don’t think the membership should pay a dime for this. William Dougherty took over the office in a coup. When they had a vote after the fact (they gave Shields the eclectic chair then had the trial) they were 4 votes short need to do it legally. Even some of the people who voted to remove Shields told Billy that he was short votes. Billy said he did not see it that way. 330k FOP members nationally be he's smarter than the everyone else. The state paid and we will lose too.

If you are looking for Saints and Sinners here there are no saints here but there are some major sinners. Doughtery who lead the coup. Graham who was a willing flunky for the state president Ted Street. Sid Davis destroyed the audio recording of the meeting. And Frank DiMaria who ran interference and lied repeated in the subsequent investigations.

All that being said Shields was totally unprepared to be President. Bill Dougherty never had the temperament to lead the lodge either.

5/01/2016 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember his secratary,who shields fired wrote,a seven page memo explaining a whole lot. In it,she explains she told him to send the letter and then found in on his messy desk. I wonder if he will be paying her hush money not to testify for Lodge 7. Plus, i hear Lodge 7 suspended him with full pay and benefits except for the high end Cadillac,which became the city-wide campaign vehicle.

Shields pays was suspended immediately. Then the board voted to continue to pay him until his hearing. He was paid up until the last month of his term. Judge ruled that he can't be paid for next term because he didn't submit a petition to run for president. Vehicle was sold and no one drove it. Not sure check with John Capperelli at next meeting he was the treasurer at the time.

5/01/2016 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why is this Angelos fault? Angelo's crew that was on the board at that time all found Shields "not guilty" including Angelo's son. Months ago Doherty came to a general meeting and told the members that he was deposed by Shields attorney and Angelo's Fop attorneys wouldn't cover him. Doherty also said that this need to go to trial to get to the truth and shouldn't be settled. If it goes to trial we will get to the truth.

5/01/2016 03:05:00 PM
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Your Post is bullshit.

1. Angelo's board never had a hearing on Shields. It was the State Lodge Board in Springfield.

2. Dougherty never asked for a lawyer. So he was never denied one. Go look at the on-line tape of the meeting. He made an ass of himself at the mic.

3. Dougherty wants to go to trial for two reasons and prolong this as long as possible:

A. He'll be able to run for office again before it's done.
B. He'll retire before the lodge expels him.

4. The truth is already known. As explained to me he lied to our hearing board, the state board, and the national board. After which documents believed to be eased from the computer have been recovered proving he was knee deep in "illegal acts".

5/01/2016 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the cheating that took place on the Sgt's exam? Eugene Williams gave Yolanda Banks the answers to that test and she bragged about it. Where should these witnesses safely report this without retaliation? I guess he couldn't obtain the answers to the state polygraph exam for her because she has failed THAT test three times now. He was hoping to hide her as a Sgt. in the polygraph unit before he retired. Don't worry Y.B. your "boo" will still be able to hook you up from the outside. He has positioned all of his cheating minions from NOBLE in very influential positions.

5/01/2016 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
explain to me again why the members elected a President who has been on bs "disability" for years----earning a second salary teaching college courses (but unable to get back to work in 311 or records etc).....

5/01/2016 12:49:00 PM

I guess you have been in a coma for the last two years. A lot of us who care about our jobs and a honest union already checked this out.

Angelo gave up about 90k heading up the criminal justice program at Cal college. He voluntarily lowered the Presidents salary about 40K and then passed a by-law to make the lower salary permanent. Ask Donahue who approved those salary increases? The membership never was told about it. Angelo also gives back to the lodge the money equal to his disability check.

A lastly Angelo was working limited duty teaching at the academy. The city pushed him on disability because all of the IOD's on his knee added up to 365 days.

A lot of were concerned because of this. But he did honor all of his campaign pledges on this or we would have been in his face at the general meetings.

Question to you? Why post the shit you did?

5/01/2016 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IOD limited duty has no cap... every IOD injury is only allocated 365 medical roll days (per discrete injury)--so if he was working limited duty IOD related---he could remain working---perhaps only full duty can teach at academy???
..... or maybe he was non IOD limited duty????....perhaps your "checking things out" ability is lacking....and am in no way impressed that he is giving lodge his disability pay---and remain even less impressed my fellow members voted in a president from outside the actual fcking job

5/01/2016 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better do some research ,rumor is the amt is much more

5/02/2016 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now the city FOP has to pay? With union dues??

How does a state run FOP not know the rules in removing someone? Sounds shady

5/02/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Dean did not honor all of his campaign promises. He said everyone elected to work upstairs would be brought up. Obviously that did not happen. And don't get me started about the concessions he made in the contract for the retro. .

5/02/2016 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
explain to me again why the members elected a President who has been on bs "disability" for years----earning a second salary teaching college courses (but unable to get back to work in 311 or records etc).....

5/01/2016 12:49:00 PM

I guess you have been in a coma for the last two years. A lot of us who care about our jobs and a honest union already checked this out.

Angelo gave up about 90k heading up the criminal justice program at Cal college. He voluntarily lowered the Presidents salary about 40K and then passed a by-law to make the lower salary permanent. Ask Donahue who approved those salary increases? The membership never was told about it. Angelo also gives back to the lodge the money equal to his disability check.

A lastly Angelo was working limited duty teaching at the academy. The city pushed him on disability because all of the IOD's on his knee added up to 365 days.

A lot of were concerned because of this. But he did honor all of his campaign pledges on this or we would have been in his face at the general meetings.

Question to you? Why post the shit you did?

5/01/2016 06:33:00 PM

Maybe if he had kept some of that money he wouldn't have had to crowd fund the medical bills for his dog.

5/02/2016 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dean is only concerned about getting dean jr promoted

5/02/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So now the city FOP has to pay? With union dues??

How does a state run FOP not know the rules in removing someone? Sounds shady

5/02/2016 12:42:00 AM

Dirty and underhanded tactics by the shitty-wide ticket.

5/02/2016 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
dean is only concerned about getting dean jr promoted

5/02/2016 02:25:00 PM

And which backstabbing goof from the shitty-wide team are you?

5/02/2016 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the FOP lacks insurance to cover the Shields lawsuit, because that nitwit Daugherty forgot to renew it? I would hope that the Lodge sues Daugherty for any losses that it may incur from this goofs incompetence.

5/02/2016 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This says it all about Shields. If anyone gets on here and supports shields again you know it will be shields himself.
http://www.dukesblotter.com/2012/08/union-chicago-no-love-in-fop-lodge-7.html

5/02/2016 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about morons. Dean Angelo and his entire ticket of incumbent FOP running mates were swept from office for lying to the membership around 2002. First time in the history of the FOP that not 1 incumbent was re-elected including Dean Angelo who was chairman of the trustees. Once a lair always a liar. Only in Chicago is a liar and and a cheat rewarded. Must be something in the water.

5/03/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Mike!!!

5/03/2016 02:47:00 AM  

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