Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bosses v Bosses - CAGE MATCH!

Remember, a boatload of exempts signed off on the Laquan McDonald shooting being justified: (WARNING: Tribune link - you might have to de-activate ad blocker software to read it)
  • Days after Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, top brass watched a video of the fatal shooting at a meeting in which "everyone agreed" the shooting was justified, a lieutenant who attended the meeting said in sworn testimony.

    Newly obtained documents of the city's Office of Inspector General investigation into the fatal shooting show that the department, from beat cops to command-level officials, quickly came to Van Dyke's defense, even after viewing dashboard camera video at the scene that contradicted officers' accounts. Command-level officers raised few concerns and signed off on their reports, the inspector general's investigation found.

    "There was never no question whether the shooting was justified," Lt. Osvaldo Valdez told investigators with the city's Office of Inspector General about the meeting of the top brass. "Everyone agreed that Officer Van Dyke used the force necessary to eliminate the threat, and that's pretty much it."

    Among those who huddled at police headquarters for the meeting, about 10 days after the shooting in October 2014, was then-Deputy Chief Eddie Johnson, who was promoted to superintendent after Garry McCarthy was fired in the fallout of the video's release.
We pointed this out this past August when we tried to remember what the Chain of Command would have been following a police shooting. We didn't include Rahm, though we have it from numerous sources that he watched the video within days and raised no objections.

Amazingly, many of the top brass were allowed to retire with their pensions intact. Other high ranking white shirts retired and are currently ignoring or rejecting contact with the Inspector General because they aren't city employees any more. A sergeant is facing termination for following McNaughton's order to approve a report and numerous other officers/detectives are facing discipline, termination and prison time.

But the blue shirts are to blame for some sort of "code of silence" while unqualified "merit" hacks and test cheaters are covering each others asses left, right, center.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm happens to to be at his best place. No cuba, no vega, jus what it bees.

12/24/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really a shame....how about investigating the Code of Silence played regularly by elected officials.....they lie, cheat, steal and pander to fools and voters. And the Feds turn their heads, see no evil and do nothing about cleaning up this vicious city of greaser politicians...glow little glow worms, glow.

12/24/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During the aforementioned cage match Steve Georgas was seen scooping the fried shrimp from the buffet into a jewels bag while freshly minted merit Lt Spiro grabbed lots of napkins and antibacterial soap.

12/24/2016 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE WAS NOT SHOT 16 TIMES ! !!
His corpse didn't have 16 holes .
God damn lying corporate bought off propaganda media .
WTF ?

12/24/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOO!

This promises to be FUUUUNNNN!

As Gomer Pyle often said:
"SURPRIIIIISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!"

Instead of Sgt. Vince Carter standing there
looking like he just shit himself, It's
EVERY CLOUTED GOLD-STAR in proximiity
of the JVD/LMcD video.

You bunch of gum-bumping gumps don't know
WHICH fucking way to turn from this damned
thing as it sinks it's broken mirror glass
teeth into your fat, dumb asses...

Which one is it, you bunch of fucking
stumble-bums?

Will you clowns own up to a monumental
failure to train while acceding to
running CPD on the cheap while monies
for training have been diverted by the
mayor and McGate-Mouth?

Actual hands-on training IS
PERISHABLE if not continuously
refreshed.

Ticking off a box next to a
Policeman's name on a streaming video
print-out DOES NOT constitute "training."

Our informal gathering of subject matter
experts emeriti were of the consensus
that what the JVD/LMcD event centered
around a failure by the Department to
maintain ongoing training.

So Rahm needs to answer pointy questions
about the over $1 Billion he's shaved
away from CPD since he's been in office?

McGate-Mouth and Rahm ARE
personably liable and culpable.

Are you exempts content with letting those
young Policemen stand on the gallows
to swing when you know your asses
should be standing right next to
them with nooses on YOUR STINKING NECKS?

Nevermind...
We'll all be content to see you bastards
and your clout cannibalizing each other.

Heh...

It's been reported that the Vice President-Elect
has an uncle who was a retired Chicago Policeman.

We sincerely hope THIS uncle/nephew relationship
bodes MUCH BETTER for CPD than the one reported
between Rahm and his allegedly "beloved" uncle,
and that the incoming administration REALLY DOES
have big plans for the restoration of law, order
and REAL crime-fighting in this town.

We hope that restoration centers
on breaking the teeth of corrosive outsider
identity politics/grievance mongering/meddling
in CPD being blatantly mischaracterized as
oversight and accountability.

12/24/2016 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Johnson viewed the video and didn't voice concerns or did not find it unjustified.... He basically agreed with everyone... Now he fires blue shirts and Sgts., but lets Roy retire. He also turns his back on the Lt. Test cheating scandal since his fiancé is involved in that mess, facing more criticism and questions about his knowledge about Williams and the Noble connection.

This is our leadership, unbelievably pathetic.

12/24/2016 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I guess Special Ed needs to be fired as soon as possible and the mayor needs to resign. These men have no honor. They both are nothing more than lying, cheating pieces of shit.

12/24/2016 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Taypayer said...

"unqualified "merit" hacks and test cheaters " -

Hmmm, nice way to describe those in the "higher ranks".

This is EXACTLY the reason people are moving out of the city.

They are tired for paying for all this incompetence.

12/24/2016 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this all back fires on the City and Department. Hope he beats the case and sues the heck out of the City. All that info should be brought up in the trial.

12/24/2016 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sgt and officers still don't have a date for their Police Board hearing after 4 months in no pay status. The city is now trying to delay the hearing until Van Dyke's trial is complete. So much for due process.

12/24/2016 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it.

They just laid the perfect legal defense for all involved.
At the time of incident plenty of supervisors viewed and found nothing wrong with actions of officers.

Now one year later the same supervisors find fault with what they viewed on the same video.

Therfore if the officers and sergeants are charged with misconduct. The command supervisors would also be accountable for not taking actions regarding the misconduct.

Double edged sword cuts in both directions.

Even if retired they should be brought in to stand charges. Or face removal of pension.

12/24/2016 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This clearly is the old saying.

Do as I say. Not as I do.

Inattention to duty of command staff.
Followed by conduct unbecoming.
And let's not forget. Rule 1 violation of any law.

For failure to perform the mandated investigation.


Now watch them all slink back under the rock to hide.
I say this after being charged with the same crap during a CR number
Only to have evidence the allegations did not exist.

They will always throw the blue shirt to lions. Never a supervisor......

12/24/2016 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The un-qualified taking care of the un-qualified. So what if a few Peons take it up the ass. What part of Pe on don't you understand?

12/24/2016 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie: The first one to the trough. Going straight to Deputy Chief with this testimony.

12/24/2016 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention in article of any Inspector General interview of Riccio or Escalante, both of whom Roy would have reported to, so Roy ends up being the fall guy for Detective Bureau ?

12/24/2016 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gypsy fortune teller says... No more merit promotions for Ozzie Valdez !

12/24/2016 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lesson learned, these bosses do not have the best interest of the officers involved! Do nothing for any of them! Answer your calls and do nothing proactive! These bosses protect themselves and the mayor and screw the working man!

12/24/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anything this shows all the salty "bosses dont have your back" crowd that the bosses did back us. All the way to the top. Mcarthy didnt even want to strip Van Dyke. They all said this was a good shoot which it was.

12/24/2016 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Johnson didn't find it concerning? Interesting.

12/24/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess you can't shoot offenders armed with knives. You must resort to batons or your asp.

12/24/2016 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we have a secret CABAL of clouted merit white shirts who watch EVIDENCE at an unknown location.

Not 1 written reports documents any one of these people taking evidence from the area.

Not 1 of these great leaders signed the felony file showing they were reading an on going investigation.

Not 1 of these exempts admits to actual control of the video that was then given to the Mayor who is not law enforcement (staff too) to watch at his leisure.

Anyone remember the ass hat at Area north who lost a whole felony folder and the folder pops up after lawsuit were filed? He was merit too!!!

Seems too many white shirt think they have the right to SNOOP through the case of the day. Yet when the shit hits the fans nobody really had cause to view the video.

12/24/2016 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems to be making the shot 16 times the focus of this investigation.

In my mind I think the question should be "Was he justified in shooting him once."

12/24/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Explain your approval Eddie.

12/24/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Johnson viewed the video and didn't voice concerns or did not find it unjustified.... He basically agreed with everyone... Now he fires blue shirts and Sgts., but lets Roy retire. He also turns his back on the Lt. Test cheating scandal since his fiancé is involved in that mess, facing more criticism and questions about his knowledge about Williams and the Noble connection.

This is our leadership, unbelievably pathetic.


What about aldermen who voted on giving LaQuans family $5 million when no law suit was even filed yet. We just hand out $5 million without asking any questions or ask why ?

12/24/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fav part....

"There was never no question whether the shooting was justified," Lt. Osvaldo Valdez told investigators with the city's Office of Inspector General about the meeting of the top brass. "Everyone agreed that Officer Van Dyke used the force necessary to eliminate the threat, and that's pretty much it."

Among those who huddled at police headquarters for the meeting, about 10 days after the shooting in October 2014, was then-Deputy Chief Eddie Johnson, who was promoted to superintendent after Garry McCarthy was fired in the fallout of the video's release. *******Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi acknowledged that Johnson was at the meeting but said the superintendent "strongly disagrees" with Valdez's characterization of the briefing. Guglielmi declined to elaborate and Johnson referred questions to the spokesman.**********

Haha

12/24/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We pointed this out this past August when we tried to remember what the Chain of Command would have been following a police shooting. We didn't include Rahm, though we have it from numerous sources that he watched the video within days and raised no objections.

Rahm saw the video, it a fact. Another fact is that after watching the video Rahm ordered it kept away from the public, he had a election to win! He wanted to win so badly that he ordered the city law department to fight, then agreed to pay out 5 million in hush money. People, media, and liberals, Rahm played everyone for a fool. He continues to lie about this to this day. Shameful.

12/24/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat Head Ed is a two faced son of a bitch.
Back then he agreed that the shooting was justified.
Fast forward to when Rahm removed Ed's spine and balls and lo and behold Ed's now very "concerned" about the shooting and wants to fire everybody involved.

When Ed's lips move look carefully and you'll see Tiny Dancer's arm protruding from Ed's back.
Fat Head Ed: you've sold your soul to the devil( Rahm) .... just to protect your lying, cheating Lie-Tenant girlfriend.

12/24/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the snitch boxes from previous article really need to be put up in the command staff offices. Problem is, the wall of silence at that level, and no one at that level is honest enough, trustworthy, diligent and has enough personal integrity to admit their own incompetence.

J.J.

12/24/2016 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Ed. Hope you enjoyed your stay. Now go pack your bags. As for the rest of you up and comers don't get to excited. The new boss has to be from the outside. The mayor can't go back to a tainted well.

12/24/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, Ozzie Valdez is a moron. Second, the so-called review was done at the morning meeting following the shooting. It is NOT for the purpose of determining whether it was justified or not, but simply to review the incident for the Supt and the Chiefs. It's conducted by the street deputy. Nobody is asked if they think a shooting is justified. Usually there's no comments at all, sometimes there'll be a question about tactics. Third, Ozzie Valdez is a moron and how the fuck he has an important job is beyond me.

12/24/2016 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shooting was justified.

A man threading with a deadly weapon, refusing orders to relinquish the deadly weapon, is a legal justification to use force necessary to eliminate the threat.

Had nothing been done, and LQMcD stabbed an killed an innocent person, there would be outrage.

The law is the law.

The charges were brought to appease the outcry.

Change the law..... do not punish the law enforcers.

Let Tony W is/was an asset to the CPD. He is sorely missed.
Sgt. DG should be s Lt class, another great loss for CPD
Det DM, as peculiar as he is/was....he was very dedicated and thorough in his investigations.
Sgt SF. Very good supervisor who got stuck on the rails by upper management. Sup should end this nonsense now, and reinstate all involved.

At that meeting......it was agreed that force used was justified by law. That simple. SCC....don't twist that part. Clearify what was said.

12/24/2016 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allright Ozzie! My guy! Known by the brass as the "weakest link." I just love these merit picks. He'll spend a lot of time testifying as witness #1 at the police board. That is until indicted by the feds for civil rights violations like the rest of our "leadership."

12/24/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrelated but related, what is Steve Georgous doing working at Navy Pier McCormack Place? The MPEA operates the pier and McCormack, so how is he working for the city and the MPEA at the same time?

12/24/2016 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the meeting was all merit boys in attendance too. Brest.

12/24/2016 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is fit to be tied, he just heard the Supt is being called as an expert witness on Dept policy involving use of deadly force by the lowly blue shirts (aka low hanging fruit) up for termination in the IG case. Supt is a cunning and shrewd choice for a subject matter expert. Prior experience as the Street Deputy in Dante Servin/Rekia Boyd matter and other police shootings is an added bonus !

12/24/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the I-G recommends patrol officers and a Sgt be fired for signing reports, how bout these jags who got a tip to retire before they fire you. Subpoena them all to testi-lie about their approval of use of force.

12/24/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And and the 8th district commander at the time of the shooting was told he should hit the medical. Imagine that !

12/24/2016 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been speculated for well over a year, and Rahm's Media refused to investigate, because it didn't "Fit" the Code of Silence, and Racist Blue Shirt scenario. As I have said before on this blog and will say again: "The day after the shooting, Jersey Shores called a meeting of Command Staff and they ALL saw the video! The State's Attorney, the Liaison from the Mayor to the Police, who I believe at that time was a Deputy Mayor; they all saw it and nobody felt Van Dyke should be arrested, indicted, perp walked, etc. Because, everyone knew that the video was political dynamite." So now, long after the incident, Sgt. Franko is about to be indicted, the Blue Shirts are about to be fired, Van Dyke awaits trial; while every Exempt who was in that Command Staff room and saw that video was allowed to retire with a six-figure pension, or continue with their careers, including one actually being promoted to Superintendent! Anyone who does, anything, and I mean anything, beyond answering a radio call is a Chump!To further blame cops for everything that goes wrong, they are teaching recruits about the Holocaust; ignoring the fact that Politicians and lawyers Killed the Jews. Lawyers not cops wrote Hitler's laws; are they teaching the Holocaust at law schools? Hitler, Stalin, Castro, (He was a lawyer); none of them were cops.Yet, on the other hand I can see how some cops allow themselves to be manipulated and used by the Politicians. Any Chicago Cop who is out there being proactive is as dumb as a Nazi following orders for Hitler. An Impeachment Process must be sought. I know some of you reading this have the power to develop this process. The citizens of this City desperately need the creation of an Impeachment Process to rid ourselves of Vermin like Rahm. Baby"G"

12/24/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does this mean no more merit for Ozzie?

12/24/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave March is arguably one of the smartest detectives on the Chicago Police Department and the reason he and a few others dicks like him handle police shootings. But Dave, much like me, is not part of the Irish mafia and was hung out to dry unlike Roy and McNaughton. Dave was ordered, or advised to insert "lunge"into the narrative by merit superiors and now a federal grand jury is zeroing in on him and other honest policemen over this justifiable shooting over a single word-lunge. Unlike Osvaldo the double merit buffoon Dave made detective on his own score, as did I. If anything was odd about the dicks supp' it was use of the word lunge to characterize what dogass McDonald was doing at the precise moment he was given his just reward by Van Dyke. I would have described it as "circling in" from a lethal distance of twelve feet. But I didn't review or approve the supp. If I had we would all be indicted for bad breath, or sabbath breaking or something else to mollify the black lynch mobs. Maybe, maybe not. But I guarantee the narrative would have been worded different. That being said this was a justifiable shooting and I feel the incoming Attorney General will be told by Trump to take the bullseye from the backs of our nations policemen. God bless all involved, even McNaughton.

12/24/2016 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, if you follow an order to leave something in or out of a report or to change a report and things go bad, the department will come down on you. They won't give any merit to the fact that you followed an order from a superior officer. If you don't follow the order then the department will also come after you, subtlety for sure,or maybe overtly, but they will hurt you in some way. Outsiders always use the old nazi defense, " I was following orders" so they can make you look bad. But,but this is not a case in wartime, this is an employment situation and is not comparable. Your job and livelihood is always on the line. The fact that Johnson was at this meeting days after the incident, saw the video and now he is the superintendent and is trying to fire officers , is just plain wrong and he is a lying hypocrite.Johnson should be made to justify this, publicly.

12/24/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Napoleon is often attributed as stating, “Gentlemen, there are no bad soldiers, only bad [leaders]."

Present day CPD is proof of this. The existence of individual good white shirts aside, the collective quality of the department's leadership is toxic.

Remember, the command climate of an organization such as the police or military is set by its leaders.

12/24/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Presidential Election is over and suddenly BLM has disappeared.
Occupy Wall Street disappeared after the 2012 Presidential Election.

12/24/2016 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

I say regardless of who did what when, who knew what when, the fact remians "who cares?" The victim in all likelihood would have been dead by now a victim of the life foisted upon him by a family and community who didn't give a rats ass about this thug until a payday was in sight. He was bound for distruction. His family is enjoying thier new BMW's and 65 inch flat screens with thier ghetto lottery winnings. His uncle "the Reverend" now has 10 years of sermons about how this next Nobel Prize winner was denied his destiny. Everybody happy now and pass the grits please. Lets be honest with ourselves and realize society was served well by LaQuann's removal from this earth.

PS: has the actual number of hits ever been determined? Can't believe a word the Scum Times or Fibrune has reported.

12/24/2016 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous A Sgts Union Rep. said...

"A sergeant is facing termination for following McNaughton's order to approve a report. . ."

----------------------------------

WRONG

Sgt. S.F. on 1st Watch in 008 HAS BEEN FIRED already!!!

He is about to lose his fuckin' house for NOT approving a TRR Report but only reviewing it as all sergeants are FORCED to do by the Deputy Chief (McNaughton who NOW has a nice soft city job.)

The sergeant in Area North resigned without getting any pension.
He was only in his 30's.
HIS FATHER who was a retired police officer dropped dead of a heart attack days after he was forced off the damn job.

May Rahm Emanuel burn in hell for eternity with ALL the other left-wing communist politicians who have destroyed this nation.

I WILL NEVER do any pro-active police work and I know hundreds if not thousands who are the same page as I.

12/24/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous We are Anonymous said...

The real shame is not in a cover up but a true conspiracy. The shooting was found to be justified because by law it was, by department policy...it was justified. None of this would have gotten this far if the powers that be had any balls to stand up to the race baiting assholes from Black Lives Matter(or not). The lack of real leadership in this department is appalling. So instead of defending why the shooting was justifiable these ass clown turn their backs on the POs and the rest of the department. Fucking sad!

12/24/2016 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call your FOP reps, attend your meetings! Active members don't use their union rights, it's not just for retired cops bitch about their cola. You want change in command staff? Attend the Lodge meetings and demand action. Dean won't lift a finger until a fire is lit under his ass. Fuck none of our representatives are going to lift a finger until they get a bunch of us active guys screaming and bitching at the meetings.

12/24/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cith just released garrity protected statements to the media. the criminal case against Van Dyke has now been tainted and his charges should be dismissed. what a HUGE screw up. s

12/24/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see how far Ozzie "lisp" Valadez' clout goes. Does he keep his cushy undeserved spot or do they dump him like they should?

12/24/2016 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Anonymous Anonymous said...
HE WAS NOT SHOT 16 TIMES ! !!
His corpse didn't have 16 holes ....."


Thank you!
I've posted this in the past, sent messages to the Jeremy, Steve, Annie etc lying Tribune writers.
They never answer, who ch I'm sure no one is surprised.
Makes no difference-they keep up their sensationalism type of reporting-if you want to call it that.
And this will continue until they are help personally liable in civil court with punitive damages awarded.

Merry Christmas, be safe on what is a holy night tonight (no jokes about holy please) and get home quick to your families!


Retired, 30+

12/24/2016 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie Valdez = Imbicile

12/24/2016 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Load up on popcorn boys, sit back and enjoy. This is going to be fun to watch.

12/24/2016 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was put on restricted duty for 4 weeks after surgery. Before returning to full duty was able to complete one years worth of 'in service training' via streaming video while working in review handling over 200 case reports a day. Don't remember what the videos were, but I was credited with them.

12/24/2016 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100% concur Justified..until The Inquistion at the behest of Rahm's pandering reelection initiative.
Read that DOJ Consent decrees will be ending. Something Democrats invoke to appease the violence inciting community organizers like b-l-m. Overused by the obama Administrations last 2 Atty Gens.
Unfortunately we will still have KimWrinkle & Special Ed (the immune DinduNuffin Dep.Chef cuz I dind go to the job).

12/24/2016 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Lt. Osvaldo Valdez a merit promotion?

12/24/2016 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie "double" Valdez ... keeping it real

12/24/2016 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lt. Valdez for your candor, and I do wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, now can you please verbalize for the grand jury exactly how you yourself, and not anyone else of course, that would be impossible, justified this shooting .....


... and how many promotional tests did you actually pass Lt?

12/24/2016 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary follows the same model, It's never HER FAULT!

Always blame somebody else!

12/24/2016 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all the clouted who walked. Karma is a Fucking Bitch. Now, I truly want to wish MC to all non exempt who got hosed. I worked with or for almost all of you. You are all in my prayers this Christmas. I pray that one day, you will be all be vindicated. Godspeed!

12/24/2016 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did political hack Inspector General Joe Ferguson interview Supt, Tracy, Roussell, Wysinger, and Escalante during his investigation or did Rahm not give him the green light ?

12/24/2016 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since eddie is calling ozzie a liar, he should rule 14 him.

12/24/2016 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deputy Chief S.G. will soon be receiving a position with NFL security. That was one of the reasons he assigned city bomb dogs to the football games @ soldier field when he was in charge of special functions.

12/24/2016 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you go attacking merit....remember Duffin is a double......good dude, But a double merit. Proves that not all smart people are good test takers.

Valdez does a fine job...nothing special...but does his job.

12/24/2016 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh this is just the beginning of your headaches. Pretty soon we will be looking at all the I'll gained money that many of you have overseas in places like the Cayman Islands. Lying on reports and baffoons running CPD will be the last of your worries. Just ask the Johnsons.

12/24/2016 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/24/2016 09:06:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Unrelated but related, what is Steve Georgous doing working at Navy Pier McCormack Place? The MPEA operates the pier and McCormack, so how is he working for the city and the MPEA at the same time?

12/24/2016 09:09:00 AM

Great questIon for the media to ask Rahm, but they won't because they fear him. This story has legs!

12/24/2016 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these boss' getting a pass and the DOJ wants us to talk to them, bwahahahaha.

How stupid could the NFL be?

12/24/2016 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt Valdez is a good guy and treats people in Area Central well. He never hurt anyone.
Former 610

12/24/2016 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valdez is a decent guy. He let you work your cases and he never screws with anyone. I've never had a problem with him on the floor.

12/24/2016 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If anything this shows all the salty "bosses dont have your back" crowd that the bosses did back us. All the way to the top. Mcarthy didnt even want to strip Van Dyke. They all said this was a good shoot which it was.

12/24/2016 06:57:00 AM


Not quite you stupid fuck. They all kept quiet and PRETENDED to "have our backs" so it didn't interfere with Rahms run at reelection. Once Tiny Dancers second term was secure it was "under the bus ya go"! to the expendables.

12/24/2016 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duffin is NOT a double merit. He was Sgt off the list. Was a Sgt for years and made merit Lt. Hard working, smart, great copper. Well liked and respected wherever he's worked.

12/24/2016 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Before you go attacking merit....remember Duffin is a double......good dude, But a double merit. Proves that not all smart people are good test takers.

Valdez does a fine job...nothing special...but does his job.

12/24/2016 07:49:00 PM

Duffin made sergeant in the April, 1996 class. There were no "merits" in that class, hence the lawsuit that kept them in the academy for three months. So how could he be a "double" merit? There is actually an explanation as to his merit appointment to lieutenant, but I'm not going to argue that point on here. I'm happy to have worked for him and I wish I still did.

12/25/2016 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie Valdez is a Joke. One more broken spoke on the CPD wheel. Completely inept. Prove me wrong.

12/25/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie ain't never lied!

12/25/2016 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deputy Chief S.G. will soon be receiving a position with NFL security. That was one of the reasons he assigned city bomb dogs to the football games @ soldier field when he was in charge of special functions.

12/24/2016 07:30:00 PM

Deputy Steve Gorgeous also used the SWAT team by assigning SWAT Officers to work "under cover" at Wrigley, Cellular Field, United Center and Solider Field. The only reason he did that was to boost his resume and win favors with the NFL and NBA. Two SWAT guys assigned to these events? Talk about a scam. And these SWAT hacks are working on their days off doing nothing but banking over 200 hours in OT a period.

Feds you listening? The only reason K9 and SWAT are working these games was Deputy Gorgeous wants a job. The Chicago scam always alive and well.

12/25/2016 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would any of you have a life saving surgery if the hospital told you your surgeon was merit promoted 2 or 3 times?

The thought that any one is promoted in this manner is ridiculous.
And the laugh start when someone types in after a merit statement he is a "nice guy".

Start reading laws, start reading that contract and learn what you can and can't do.
Many of you can on a regular basis just can't grasp what that people HATE YOU and will come after you in a heart beat.

WAKE UP be FETAl!

12/25/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like the merrit promotion system has been abused to the point of being extremely destructive to the entire department. In order to stop the intense bleeding, this system needs to be fixed or flushed. After that, you can work on righting the ship.

12/25/2016 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...what is Steve Georgous doing working at Navy Pier McCormack Place...

THAT explains why he was moved from Special Functions to newly made up Deputy Chief of Detached Services......he put in place the inappropriate use of CPD resources for Navy Pier/Mc Corm events (on site--and in support investigative roles)---a perk other large venues do not get.....and they move him (same pay grade) so its not so blatant---of course the move was likely at his request since the Supe is a fool----
Does he still get a say in the creation of all the event orders--like he has for years.

12/25/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SG is assigned to Detached Services. The Mayor wants SG to manageMcPier/McCormick place. SG is going to retire from the city and get another job at McPier making 6 figures. The Mayor respects SG and values his knoledge. SG would be Superintendent but he's an M/2. Rham wanted SG at Detached Services you dummies.

12/25/2016 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SG is one of 3 people at CPD who have a security clearance with the Feds. The Feds like him and so does the Mayor. The assignments of swat/ K9 was the request of the Feds due to concerns. Federal money pays for part of swat/k9 overtime.

12/25/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deputy Chief S.G. will soon be receiving a position with NFL security. That was one of the reasons he assigned city bomb dogs to the football games @ soldier field when he was in charge of special functions.

12/24/2016 07:30:00 PM

Deputy Steve Gorgeous also used the SWAT team by assigning SWAT Officers to work "under cover" at Wrigley, Cellular Field, United Center and Solider Field. The only reason he did that was to boost his resume and win favors with the NFL and NBA. Two SWAT guys assigned to these events?

You, Sir, are not only a hater. You're not that bright. Go back to your parents basement and let the grow ups handle this.

12/25/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems to be making the shot 16 times the focus of this investigation.

In my mind I think the question should be "Was he justified in shooting him once."

12/24/2016 07:56:00 AM


I can only deduce from the information I have seen on the shooting. I would say yes. Yes he was justified in shooting a deranged, drug crazed armed offender who had already proved himself a danger to the community.

Had this happened outside my block and he was heading towards my family's home, I would have had issues with the officer had he not stopped him.

12/25/2016 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If anything this shows all the salty "bosses dont have your back" crowd that the bosses did back us. All the way to the top. Mcarthy didnt even want to strip Van Dyke. They all said this was a good shoot which it was.

12/24/2016 06:57:00 AM

Ummm...it really was not. It was actually a horrible shoot. I have no idea how the guys who think it was a good shoot even got to that conclusion. There is no training in the last several years I know of that would have justified the way that went down.

12/25/2016 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SG is assigned to Detached Services. The Mayor wants SG to manageMcPier/McCormick place. SG is going to retire from the city and get another job at McPier making 6 figures. The Mayor respects SG and values his knoledge. SG would be Superintendent but he's an M/2. Rham wanted SG at Detached Services you dummies.

12/25/2016 10:37:00 AM

He'd be Supt. But he ate too much shrimp at the mayoral buffet fundraiser. My big fat Greek connection

12/25/2016 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If anything this shows all the salty "bosses dont have your back" crowd that the bosses did back us. All the way to the top. Mcarthy didnt even want to strip Van Dyke. They all said this was a good shoot which it was.

12/24/2016 06:57:00 AM

Ummm...it really was not. It was actually a horrible shoot. I have no idea how the guys who think it was a good shoot even got to that conclusion. There is no training in the last several years I know of that would have justified the way that went down.

12/25/2016 09:41:00 PM
Ummm...mr shooting expert would you care to enlighten us with your expertise or are you saving it for the trial where you can be hired by news shows to be paid to display your total ignorance and bullshit theories? Let us know how it should be done. Maybe all the other Coppers that stayed in their cars like scarred little school girls would like to know what they should have done if they ever get some balls.
I wasn't there and I, like you, should just shut the fuck up!

12/26/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If anything this shows all the salty "bosses dont have your back" crowd that the bosses did back us. All the way to the top. Mcarthy didnt even want to strip Van Dyke. They all said this was a good shoot which it was.

12/24/2016 06:57:00 AM

Ummm...it really was not. It was actually a horrible shoot. I have no idea how the guys who think it was a good shoot even got to that conclusion. There is no training in the last several years I know of that would have justified the way that went down.

12/25/2016 09:41:00 PM


"Lawful But Awful"
does not make for a horrible shoot...

Is there anyone with enough real world nuance
to see the shades of gray in this situation?

Rahm keeps trying to run and hide from his
culpability in the failure to maintain
onging Officer Training...

12/26/2016 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..what is Steve Georgous doing working at Navy Pier McCormack Place...

THAT explains why he was moved from Special Functions to newly made up Deputy Chief of Detached Services......he put in place the inappropriate use of CPD resources for Navy Pier/Mc Corm events (on site--and in support investigative roles)---a perk other large venues do not get.....and they move him (same pay grade) so its not so blatant---of course the move was likely at his request since the Supe is a fool----
Does he still get a say in the creation of all the event orders--like he has for years.

12/25/2016 09:55:00 AM

The city owns Navy Pier and McCormick Place, you probably don't realize the how germane that is to your post so I won't bother.

12/26/2016 11:41:00 PM  

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