Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lucy!

  • Thirteen years ago, William Stewart Boyd, a Cook County judge, drove to a South Side church to turn in a handgun his late father had owned.

    The Chicago Police Department was accepting guns as part of a buyback program meant to take weapons off the streets and help make the city safer.

    Boyd, who hears domestic relations cases, brought them his father’s .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, serial number J515268. He remembers handing it to plainclothes officers who wore their badges and service weapons on their belts. Under the buyback program, they, in turn, gave him a prepaid Visa card. It was for less than $100.

    The police recover thousands of guns every year, many of them through buyback programs like this, as well as by confiscating weapons seized during arrests — more than 5,000 guns so far this year alone.

    The guns are supposed to be destroyed. But the gun Judge Boyd took in somehow wasn’t. Instead, it turned up eight years later next to the body of a young man who was shot to death by a Cicero police officer.
We remember when over a hundred VCR's went missing from ERPS, long before this blog even existed. The Department shelled out thousands of dollars to the owner of an appliance store who had gone to claim his property after a burglary trial and was amazed the Department couldn't account for the equipment. It was about that time that every Watch Commander's office in the city suddenly had a new VCR and every Roll Call room had another one for "training tapes."

But guns disappearing and reappearing on the street? The article says over 130 guns couldn't be accounted for and 4 other guns appeared at other crime scenes, hinting at a bigger problem. But if you keep putting "merit" hacks and bad political actors in positions where trust can be abused and rules aren't even suggestions to the morally bankrupt, well...you see what happens.

Don't expect IAD to do a legit investigation - they're too busy covering up for crooked test takers.

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66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many homicides that handgun was used in? Reminds me of a movie about the life of a gun - "The Gun".

This mean that cold case files can be cleared now that we have the gun and a body to go with the gun?

7/29/2017 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CORRUPTION is the word in Chicago , Ever Since AL CAPONE ,, ITS EVERYWHERE even in the Police Dept , Just ask Eddie about the Lieutenants Exam

7/29/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The slime starts at the top.

Everyone wants their own little piece of the action, no matter how stupid. And dealing confiscated or turned in guns is brain dead stupid.

7/29/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call in the BATFEIEIO.

7/29/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell your guns to an FFL with a license.
Tell Grandma that they should get an appraisal or three before they sell them.
The Gun Dealers with an FFL are honest, because the BATF will crucify them if they are criminal.

7/29/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or a good attempt at a cover story for this individual. how do we know he really turned in that gun. its no questions asked-here's your debit card.

7/29/2017 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Destroying potentially valuable or collectable firearms is unconscionable. The same for useful firearms. They can be auctioned off or sold and bring revenue to the police force and/or city The same way vehicles are auctioned off or sold.

7/29/2017 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put this "Judge" on the 'Lie Box" please!

7/29/2017 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they looking to RailRoad anybody?

7/29/2017 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time, a certain Superintendent arranged the sale of confiscated firearms to a dealer in the south.

7/29/2017 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

years ago, Dave Savini did a report on how there was an internal report from CPD on missing guns after one from the evidence lock up turned up at a murder scene while it was suppose to be in a box at CPD. Also talked about how thousands of dollars in cash and pounds of drugs were missing as well.

I believe Hillard was supt back then and Dave was working for Chanel 5. the report was never released as CPD claimed it was exempt from FOIA. If I remember correctly,it was like almost 900 guns unaccounted for

7/29/2017 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about people. When you trust untrustworthy people, it will always come back to bite you in the ass.
Don't trust the untrustworthy, don't put them in positions of importance.

J.J.

7/29/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SSC for posting this (and plenty of other things) that shine a light inside the department...even when it's unflattering.
Hacks, goofs, clout babies are enemies of every decent cop on the street.
Call 'em Rahm spawn.

7/29/2017 06:50:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The real police wore that kind of gun.

7/29/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell your guns to an FFL with a license.
Tell Grandma that they should get an appraisal or three before they sell them.
The Gun Dealers with an FFL are honest, because the BATF will crucify them if they are criminal.

7/29/2017 12:55:00 AM
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Lol- I almost spit up my coffee. That's funny, "Gun dealers are honest?"
Really? Have you ever attempted to "trade" a gun and see what they offer.

FFL are very "accurate" at record keeping son, but the BATF has no skin in the game when it comes to the open market and what they offer you on a sale or trade. That was a good one...

Signed, BATF agent.

7/29/2017 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago I was in court and one of the other cases that was getting preped was from ERPS. I guess when people got arrested and their wallets or purses get inventoried. The property sometimes never gets picked up. People go to jail, prison or just never go to get their stuff. Well the some people at ERPS were keeping the cash they found in the wallets and purses. They had covert cameras and the whole deal.

7/29/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MORE "PLAY CAPTAINS" BRING BACK CIVIL SERVICE CAPTAINS NOW!

The rumor mill is again heating up about a large group of Captains being made in the fall. And , a subsequent group of Lieutenants to follow, to back-fill the rank lost to the Captain promotions.

1. A captain is not an exempt position, therefore, it should again be treated as civil service position. A test should be offered, and promotions made in rank-order. With the appropriate percentage of merit hacks given a free promotion. It used to be this way, but now the rank of Captain is 100% merit appointment.

So, they are just going to merit promote 44 or more people based on what criteria?

Guess who will be making Captain, every clout heavy, hooked up, useless cheating lieutenant with no actual police experience. You know the ones who tend to make the worst decisions, destroy morale and lead to scandals by way of incompetence. Yes those.

2. This allows cheating Ed to make another large group of Lieutenants to buy off off any of those who were slighted by the cheaters( soon to be captains. Unless of course they decide they do not need as many lieutenants now that each watch will have a "Play Captain"

In the Fall, we will see another huge step towards the demise of the CPD when the new cheating " Play Captains" arrive in a district near you to destroy everything.

7/29/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm...uhhh...well...I...uhhh.....ummm.....the uh.....I ummm......

7/29/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the receipt. Judge can you show that please? No, not the receipt for the Visa card purchases, the receipt you were given for the actual gun.

7/29/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago I had a distant family member who liked to dabble in the sale of illicit narcotics. Search warrant was executed, dope recovered and inventoried and arrest was made. Come time for trial, his attorney demands to see evidence and it couldn't be located. Charges dropped. From what I was told, his attorney asked for a "special payment" to ensure that the evidence disappeared. If you have the money, anything is possible.

7/29/2017 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe the judge for one moment.

7/29/2017 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUCH and the inspector general?

Nobody seem to actual investigate anything relevant.

LT missing guns
merit promoted who did not take promotion test.
Kochman case file being lost

GREAT job IAD and Inspector General for being FETAL welcome to the club!

And a SHOUT out for special ED for putting all his HOMIES and ladies in BOSS spots.

7/29/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you read the book, "Family Secrets" you'll hear about 'Twan' a former po-po assigned to ERPS who went to jail (should be out by now) and his mob tie allegations while assigned there, for what it's worth.

7/29/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just more proof that gun buybacks are bogus and do not work.

7/29/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's truly a case of the Foxxes guarding the hen house.

7/29/2017 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A judge would not lie!

7/29/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you even begin to investigate this one? Assuming the Judge is being truthful, likely, how do you figure out who had access to this gun? May never have been turned in to department. Perhaps switched out with a lesser gun to justify on the paperwork/giftcard.

Investigation is useless. Just tighten up the procedures and paperwork for buybacks. At least make it more difficult to pull this type of crap off in the future.

7/29/2017 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a boos in ERPs that tried to correct some things, even wanted to crunch the guns in house, you can guess where his suggestions went after downtown reviewed them.

7/29/2017 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guns walking and being used on the street, this is a problem no doubt. Its the CPD's hiring policies connected to the alderman and their people.

7/29/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of the inept at IAD couldn't find their ass with both hands.

7/29/2017 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Boyd is a decent guy, runs his call well.

Does not let lawyers drag cases out.

Judge has his eye on the Appellate Court. He has run for election several times.

I sincerely doubt the lie box would reveal anything.

7/29/2017 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is running ERPS?

7/29/2017 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I often wondered if all those guns turned in were really making it to the furnace. Some really nice guns go there, might be too much temptation for some.

7/29/2017 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should be reselling those guns that are collectibles and putting the cash into the pension fund.

7/29/2017 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whigham..................

7/29/2017 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not the first time this has happened. In fact this has occurred multiple times

7/29/2017 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the people at ERPS who are around firearms need to be looked at and moved. This is a serious issue. I just hope there could be another answer.

7/29/2017 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If guns are going back out I can only hope they find the bad apples and send them to prison.

7/29/2017 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know some of the P/O's at ERPS are on bad paper. Not a smart move having them around property.

7/29/2017 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago, about 40 years ago the Chicago Police Crime Lab had a European manufactured gun that was recovered in a criminal incident and was being used as a forensic tool. The European gun manufacturer was willing to pay A ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars for this weapon since it was the last one one that they knew to exist that they had produced. They wanted to display it in a company display case. The city decided to destroy it.

7/29/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like all the dope that was missing from ERPs at 26 and Cal years ago when Whigham was Deputy. The excuse back then was that the rodents were eating the dope. That is why Homan Square was opened up for inventorying property, the CPD story then was everything unaccounted for was lost in the shuffle from 26 Cal to Homan Square.

7/29/2017 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirteen years ago? Was that when America was great or do we need to go back further? My trump meeter is not working. I bet Obama had something to do with this while he was making fake birth certificates for all the Muslims! Law and order potus at your service!

7/29/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago when the city still had gun registration a off duty PO from 007 was walking out of the liquor store across from Fox's Beverly Pizza around 102nd and Western carrying a large box of liquor when he bumped into a M/B gangbanger who took offense to a white guy cattying a large box bumping into him so he produced a semi auto pistol and pointed it at the PO threatening to cap his ass. The PO having both hands on the box apologized and after putting the box in his car called 911. And when the gangster emerged he was promptly arrested and charged with aggravated assault and one count of UUW. The gun was registered.
In court the ASA, a gun enthusiast, figured out that the gun wasn't made until after the registration date so how could a gun get registered when it didn't exist yet? Simple, offenders Mama was the sergeant heading the gun registration unit, then based in city hall, jumbo CR and Mama quietly resigned under the advise of her sponsors and advisors over at NOBEL.

7/29/2017 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What boss allowed that to happen?
What boss wasn't paying attention?
Nice community driven system they dreamed up, bring a gun to a church and get a gift card.
Who do you suppose was to mind the store when everyone went out to lunch?

Guns seem to grow legs at crime scenes, do the revrun church turn-ins have the same phenomena occurring?

7/29/2017 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get to be a judge? Case closed.

7/29/2017 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the shotgun that SWAT is missing? Not to mention the M4 stolen from an off duty SWAT officer?
Crickets

7/29/2017 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


All of the people at ERPS who are around firearms need to be looked at and moved. This is a serious issue. I just hope there could be another answer.

How can you move them? They were moved there and have juice and attitudes

7/29/2017 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO We make 6,000,000 guns a year in America alone every year, say add another 3,000,000 made elsewhere. All made legally and sold legally to citizens who pass a strict background check. And the City of Chicago, broke as a bum on the street corner, wants to hand $100 to every asshole who wants to exchange a broken, antique, or even used in a crime gun, because there are no questions asked.

Just turn it in and get your credit card as if its another Link card.

These fucking Liberal Democrats just can't sink any Lower. Theres no end to how they will piss away our cash on meaningless shit to make themselves look better and strengthen their own personal fiefdoms.

7/29/2017 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the shotgun that SWAT is missing? Not to mention the M4 stolen from an off duty SWAT officer?

How about Sgt from unit 353 stalking X wife and others at the academy? P-S-Y-C-H-O

7/29/2017 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Large group of Captains coming in the Fall. Will be back as Watch Commanders. Lt's to the field and as "fill in" W/C's. Lts also to be promoted in the Fall. Thanks to the DOJ. This is not maybe, this is for sure.

7/29/2017 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the shotgun that SWAT is missing? Not to mention the M4 stolen from an off duty SWAT officer?
Crickets

HBT never had any weapons missing or stolen. That's what happens when you have a zero as a commander.
"Cross over Tommy."

Fred never put up with that. Now you have a goof ball running swat training. Fred kicked him off the team.

That Bozo shouldn't even be a police officer with his stalking record. Then again, he will be promoted on this Dept.

7/30/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the watch of the highly respected Matt Rodriguez, whose administration 'lost' over forty thousand case reports. Several of which concerned drugs and narcotics.

7/30/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like ERPS needs to be looked at.

7/30/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever is putting the guns back on the street should be sent to live with criminals. They are putting us and the public in serious danger. I hope ERPS gets privatized. Dump all of them.

7/30/2017 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Major Evidence issue never happened with the State Police Evidence Unit
This Major Evidence issue never happened with the Evanston Police Evidence Unit
This Major Evidence issue never happened with the Schaumburg Police Evidence Unit
This Major Evidence issue never happened with the Oak Lawn Police Evidence Unit
This Major Evidence issue never happened with the Sheriff Police Evidence Unit
All of Their Gun Buy Back Programs were successful
All were monitored by ATF officials

Only small town police departments and Big City Chicago Police Dept (The Real Police) have this Concern
Highly paid Chicago Police Officersand Police Supervisors are in Charge of this Disgraceful Unit
Big Headlines in Our National Newspapers
Maybe the ERP Unit should be investigated by Mr Ferguson or Sheriff Dart
Sheriff Dart does an Audit of Suburban Police Evidence Rooms and Property Control Units

The City of Chicago especially the Police Department should conform to CALEA Evidence Standards
But doing this takes Money. Manpower. And Time.
Also this might uncover a Big Can Of Worms for Mr Mayor and. Superintendent and Police Committee

7/30/2017 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Large group of Captains coming in the Fall. Will be back as Watch Commanders. Lt's to the field and as "fill in" W/C's. Lts also to be promoted in the Fall. Thanks to the DOJ. This is not maybe, this is for sure.

7/29/2017 11:07:00 PM

Everything is going to be alright. How could murders and crime not drop with the city and CPD making these extrodinary moves like making more captains and building a new academy. How could we have not seen that was the problem that caused the increase in murders

7/30/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Boyd is a militant jag off, "he doesn't let cases drag out", dragged mine out 3 years!

7/30/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont insult Bozo like that. ML is a legend. Just ask him.

7/30/2017 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move all the people at ERPS every two years. Don't trust anyone. Just rotate people in and out. They need more oversight.

7/30/2017 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's make these cheaters captains so we can really see how bad this department will become. Then we can hit rock bottom and start over again!

7/30/2017 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boyd is a jag off and a stroke, I hated appearing in front of him...glad I got a sensible judge and made out alright. FUCK HIM!!! Asshole.

7/30/2017 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should be fired. Who ever is in charge of ERPS should be dumped.

7/31/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a chemist working for the city, testing recovered narcotics for court cases. This chemist would open the sealed evidence bag, take a sample to test, then help himself to some of the recovered narcotics and reseal the bag. Of course a supervisor had to oversee this event. Most of the time the evidence bag would never be reopened . But, on one occasion a defense attorney hired his own chemist to test the drugs and when the bag was reopened at CPD the bag was found to be very short. The investigation showed that other bags were very short. The chemist resigned and was not prosecuted. The supervisor left CPD but was given another job within the city government.

7/31/2017 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cicero-cop-shooting-tied-to-gun-chicago-p-d-should-have-destroyed/

Gun ended up in Cicero. Family of thug is suing for 3.5 million...Although the thug had a police record a mile long...

7/31/2017 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@suntimes... PAY UP!

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-chicago-polices-missing-buyback-gun-points-to-inside-job/

7/31/2017 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nothing short of a miracle! Preacher man sells gun supposedly on the up and up. Low and behold a body shows up recently on the same gun. Praise Jesus!
A gun was provided to seriously hurt/kill someone when the gun was supposed to be in "Gun Heaven."
No good deed, Eh?

8/01/2017 05:09:00 PM  

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