Monday, July 11, 2016

This is Helpful

  • An Illinois appeals court on Friday vacated an injunction obtained by the Chicago police union that barred the city's release of disciplinary files dating back decades.

    The Fraternal Order of Police sued to block the release after a March 2014 appellate court ruling that documents dating back to 1967 should be made public. Several news outlets had requested the records.

    As a result of the 2014 ruling, the Invisible Institute, a nonprofit journalism organization, obtained 11 years of records and published an interactive database of police misconduct.
Records dating back through 1967? We weren't even born in 1967. These files shouldn't even exist. And what would be the purpose of releasing them anyway? The vast majority of these are undoubtedly "not sustained" and and statute of limitations ran out decades ago for 99% of these files. We'll bet half the cops named have gone on to their heavenly reward - or hell in some cases.

The only ones worth reading about, and maybe the Invisible Institute can point these out, are the ones naming certain bosses that subsequently got promoted. There might be a clout cover-up list that would connect all sorts of dots and give names to the apocryphal locker room stories of years past. Exempts who got caught climbing in certain bedroom windows, others whose drunken escapades were the stuff of legend, some who got promoted to keep their mouths shut about all sorts of shenanigans. Those investigative files would explain a lot about how we got here.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Tribune or Sun Times file for tape of the Dallas sniper and publish it. They want all the information the police have get it and publish it.

7/11/2016 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...

Possibly seeing the roots of
rotten "Family Trees" of CPD/City Hall clout
would be very helpful in seeing which
ones needed to be chopped down, run
through a wood chipper and have the remaining
stump and surrounding ground poisoned.

Fuck Clout.
Stand on your own
and succeed or fail from there.

7/11/2016 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1967?? Holy shit, thats the year daddy bought one of the first Firebirds off the line, picked mama up, drove to the drive-in and made me in the back seat. Mama you naughty girl.

7/11/2016 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can start with Cynthia White

7/11/2016 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see one of the appellate judges is Rochford, did her father ever work in the traffic Division ?

7/11/2016 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The Invisible Institute? How can they pick up these files if no one can see them?

7/11/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Escamilla?

7/11/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo Wee!
Can you imagine the civil rights cases that are going to be filed against officers on duty during the MLK riots and the convention in 1968?

7/11/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You weren't even born in 1967? Apparently not the retired (SCC). Sorry kid. I never trust anyone under 50.

7/11/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't the records exist????

7/11/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took a sawbuck from Mailbox Marilyn in 1969. I'll turn myself in tomorrow.

7/11/2016 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD never throws anything away.
A few years ago, I recovered a gun stolen in 1924. It took 2 days, but I had a image of the original case report!

7/11/2016 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the ruling a few times. They are saying any unstained CR's that result in no discipline are available under FOIA. Anything that results in so much as a written reprimand cannot be released under FOIA after 4 years has passed. Bizarre ruling that says a CR in and of itself cannot be considered discipline and is therefore just a public record.

7/11/2016 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The makings of a book in there somewhere

7/11/2016 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the back seato of a firebird Wow momma was very talented contortionist .

7/11/2016 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why shouldn't the records exist????

7/11/2016 08:59:00 AM

For the Troll:

99% of City Employees have 18 months that a sustained complaint can sit on their file if any type of Administrative Discipline was issued.

For example...I can be suspended by the IGO for 29 day.... lets just say for Serious Administrative (non-Criminal) Violations.

But 18 months and 1 day after that...if I haven't violated ANY City Rule to get 30 days pending....the Discipline Drops and is to be removed from your personnel file PER CITY POLICY!

There is not supposed to be any "Institutional Memory" about anything that is NOT SUSTAINED or is Sustained after 18 months..PERIOD.


Get it Troll?

Nothing from Before 2014 should be available for Review PERIOD. Certainly nothing over 5 years old... and No way in Fucking Hell anything over 42 years old (pardon mu language SCC.).


Regards,

Finance Guy on a Bike.

7/11/2016 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Woo Wee!
Can you imagine the civil rights cases that are going to be filed against officers on duty during the MLK riots and the convention in 1968?

7/11/2016 06:44:00 AM

Statute of Limitations on a Civil Rights violation that did NOT Result in death is 7 years as I recall.

7/11/2016 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a youngin, if you want to call out clout why not just say the names? the files will be public soon but no one outside the dept will know who to look at.

7/11/2016 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the consequences for the city or specifically the employee(s) who let these files remain, instead of being destroyed, as outlined in a general order or contract???

7/12/2016 10:20:00 PM  

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