Friday, January 26, 2018

COPA Plays Politics

  • Family members have been pressuring Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to fire the police officer who killed Quintonio LeGrier and bystander Bettie Jones, but they might have to wait a while longer for the superintendent’s decision.

    Johnson is accusing the Civilian Office of Police Accountability of withholding information he needs to decide whether to concur with COPA’s recommendation to fire Officer Robert Rialmo for a shooting the oversight agency has ruled “unjustified.”

    The rare behind-the-scenes dispute over investigative files is aired in Johnson’s Jan. 11 letter to COPA’s interim chief administrator, Patricia Banks.
There isn't a jurisdiction in the nation that doesn't recognize a baseball bat as a lethal weapon. And COPA's ridiculous "investigation" doesn't appear to follow any recognized protocols or legal precedents. COPA has hidden (so far) 42 videos along with the Boston lieutenant investigation from the Supernintendo's review process.

It's 100% political, which makes us wonder what Ed is playing at.

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106 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen the guy fight. Knuckle Sandwich....Stay Down!

1/26/2018 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were fucked, until the authority of the COPA is cut off at the knees, just my humble opion.............

1/26/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA has the kinda dumbass employees who would pay some jag 17k to tell them what they wanna hear. Maybe I should find a doctor on 26th street who would tell me or anyone else that working shit shifts in shithole Shicago is good for my health-- I can find one with a 17k budge. Just as COPA found that shit show from Boston, who was their to take their money

1/26/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring in the heavy hitters from the Cubs and let
them show COPA how lethal a bat can be.
Smash melons, demolish metal 6-Paks of Coke,
break ribs on sides of beef.

1/26/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed is off his meds. Or he’s having other health issues and toxic build up in his blood to cause mental fits like this.

1/26/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has everyone already forgotten about the P.O. in Englewood in 2013 who got smacked in the head by a baseball bat wielding assailant ? That P.O. is lucky to be alive and I never heard if he suffers from any permanent injuries. Clearly baseball bats are deadly weapons. I actually remember in englewood around the year 2006 an assailant with a baseball bat killed another individual right in front of responding officers as they were pulling out up.

1/26/2018 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Johnson is accusing the Civilian Office of Police Accountability of withholding information he needs to decide whether to concur with COPA’s recommendation to fire Officer Robert Rialmo for a shooting the oversight agency has ruled “unjustified.”

I'm not a lawyer but anyone who has watched enough crime dramas knows that a prosecutor who withholds exculpatory evidence from the defense can be in a lot of trouble. It can be grounds for a mistrial or a directed verdict of acquittal.

If any of these COPA people are attorneys go for the throat. Seek disbarment and sue their asses. If not they will do this again and again.

1/26/2018 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the f*@# is Patricia Banks? The last name is part of Chicago folklore. Is she an alderman's wife, sister or daughter? And, if Ed's motive is pure and he succeeds, I will never again refer to him as Carl Winslow!

1/26/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all kabuki theatre folks. In the end- Supt. Johnson will agree with COPA's investigation and fire Roberto Rialmo.

1/26/2018 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disband COPA now. It has already been found unable to make an unbiased investigation. It is totally motivated by politics and nothing else. It is a sham. If COPA wants to play politics it has no business making investigative decisions period. Withholding records from the Supt. of Police? Should they not be disbanded immediately and deemed corrupted by politics and unable to make a fair and unbiased investigation? Yes they should. COPA is nothing more than a shield for the mayor to use when he takes political heat. It seems criminal as to what COPA has been doing and COPA should be investigated and arrests made to break up COPA as a political criminal organization. It is nothing more than a criminal organization when it's main objective is to fire or place Officers in jail on false and made up allegations. Or hiding exculpatory evidence.

1/26/2018 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA has no authority investigating the bar fight. They took it upon themselves to inject themselves in that investigation because no one has the balls to call them out on it..or anything else for that matter. Isn't that an IAD job.. Wake the hell up CPD. COPA released the video from the bar!! Why the hell did they get it first ??

1/26/2018 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Ed is retiring. He knows that he sold his sole to the Tiny Dancer!!! McCompstat has the ammo to destroy him. Exam scam could become real important.


What's the latest on the idiot wife beater, throwing pizza parties?

1/26/2018 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see how COPA feels after we give them a report after a few of its people are car jacked, robbed at gun point, or beat up.

1/26/2018 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the shitshow that Rahm hs implemented to appease “the community”.

1/26/2018 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If these officers get shit canned I want them to sue the dept, copa and Eddie and last but not least tiny dancer. I believe this will be a slam dunk for the officers. Why not??? free money...free time off.

1/26/2018 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that the ghetto lottery gibsmedats pushed a little too far?

Or is Rahm just fresh out of cash now? Maybe he needs some stash for his own legal defense fund regarding illegal aliens and his sanctuary policy?

1/26/2018 04:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theater orchestrated by Rahm.

Don’t be fooled.

They want you to be “proactive”.

But will fuck you if it turns out sideways.

Fuck them.

You’re here for salary, insurance, def comp, education benefit.

Interact with the “Quintonios”of the world as little as possible.

1/26/2018 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exam scam saga coming to an end, those that cheated will be fired, forfeit all pay, be criminally charged

1/26/2018 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Scott Ando.

1/26/2018 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the city state and cook country retire police

1/26/2018 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to release the 911 tapes again, when the offender’s father was hiding in a closet in fear for his own life from his son. The man was willing to kill his father. Release those tapes

1/26/2018 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like Rahm wiggling about with the Laquin video - he is somehow behind the scenes with this case, trying to use it for his re-election schemes. Probably waiting to drag it out until next year. A 'fresh' CPD firing right before election time will certainly inspire the 'community' that despises him.

1/26/2018 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson is accusing the Civilian Office of Police Accountability of withholding information he needs to decide whether to concur with COPA’s recommendation to fire Officer Robert Rialmo for a shooting the oversight agency has ruled “unjustified.”

In others words the icky twerp Murder Mayor hasn't returned his text messages with his descision, which undoubtly will cost the taxpayers many more millions...

1/26/2018 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I love it when Democrats feed on each other.

1/26/2018 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Has everyone already forgotten about the P.O. in Englewood in 2013 who got smacked in the head by a baseball bat wielding assailant ? That P.O. is lucky to be alive and I never heard if he suffers from any permanent injuries. Clearly baseball bats are deadly weapons. I actually remember in englewood around the year 2006 an assailant with a baseball bat killed another individual right in front of responding officers as they were pulling out up.


1/26/2018 12:16:00 AM

Several years ago a wealthy detective shot a guy beating someone with a baseball bat.

1/26/2018 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF Copa has authority, and they are guilty of misfeasance - malfeasance - and/or negligence, can they not be sued criminally and civilly?

1/26/2018 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen reader: This kid is getting the shaft NOT due process or fair dealing. The City through COPRA likely at the instruction of the Mayor in conjunction with the States Attorney are taking a big crap on him in my view anyhow. He doesn't look like killer to me. He looks like a kid who was placed by others in fear of his life and acted accordingly. Today is pay day at the insurance factory and I am mailing a check to Brodsky for the benefit of Robert Rialmo this afternoon. I hope others will too. Somehow, some way law and order must be restored in Cook County. We must "RESIST" politicians who govern adversely to a just society.

1/26/2018 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FREEDOM OF INFORMATION request that brought this COPA scandal out to the open was made by new FOP attorneys Tim Grace and Jim Thompson. They are amazing. They were brought to the FOP by First Vice President Pat Murray, a huge Cubs fan.

1/26/2018 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled by the superintendent's comments. Do not think for one minute that he would make comments criticizing anything that was put in motion by the mayor. Mark my words, he is up to something. He does not have the backbone to criticize anything without it being authorized by the little man at the hall. This is just smoke and mirrors to distract from something that is obviously about to break.

Signed
Da Truth

1/26/2018 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't COPA just put out a statement telling the Police, any criminal wielding a bat must kill X number of citizens before killing the SOB is permitted?

J.J.

1/26/2018 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This SHIT has to stop AND STOP NOW. They're nothing more than rahms Henchmen. For Gods sake FOP, Anyone, do something about this organization....

1/26/2018 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if somebody was to walk up to Tiny Dancer while waving a bat, would his detail view it as a threat or stay on their knees tossing his salad?

1/26/2018 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a rail road job by that POS Chicago Tribune. Nothing but condemnation by that rag towards the Police and I'm sick of it. Now they have this video up of the kid getting set up in a bar fight by some blood sucker who wants some of "our" money that Rahm hands out like candy. Well this time the city might not pay out in the bar fight cause the asshole who started it looked white and Rahm wont shit his pants over losing more of the black vote.

He has to stay out of Bars and away from people. He's an easy mark, sort of like a walking cash station for these greasy POS who all want cash from the ghetto lottery. I'm sorry but this isn't a Democracy, its Chicago.

This is the kind of shit hole that let John Mathews killer free, after braining him with a baseball bat, and then supported the right of the jag off to coach youth baseball in their same neighborhood.

1/26/2018 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea fuck that , ask the poor girl's parents in Ireland about the damage a bat can to do ....

1/26/2018 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't they release every bar fight battery video in the city and show how many of those got arrested for that. Cops are being targeted because they are cops. Sounds like a complete discrimination law suit. Keep embarrassing COPA and for what they stand for. Keep the embarrassment up on the mayor as well for putting this incompetent group and procedure in place. Remember election is coming.

1/26/2018 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would almost like to see Johnson fire Rialto. Then Rialmo can sue CPD expose the cover-up by COPA and perhaps some criminal charges brought against its members.

1/26/2018 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put two and two together, people. If COPA spent money on an expert and the expert’s report was not in the file, the report wasn’t good for COPA.

1/26/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you think that Supt.Ed can't get more cowardly. He proves that he can.

FOP-where is the press conference and the full-page ads in the Times and the Trib?

1/26/2018 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Eddie Johnson to retire with Superintendents pension.
He needs to work 3 years in position.

But he knows he sold his soul to take position.
Now he thinks butting heads with COPA makes him look like a concerned boss?

I hope Brodsky gets all video from the bar?
I want to see how long the two victims were drinking?
I want to see how long officer was in bar drinking?
Show us all the video and let the public know what really happened?

1/26/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best at bat assault was a guy named Capone. Had a 1000% batting average. BATTER UP!

1/26/2018 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if ED is real police like he tells us, he will COPA out and disagree with the findings and make it clear a bat is a deadly weapon, time to take my meds🍾

1/26/2018 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure the FBI could provide #s killed by blunt force trama (bats, pipes, bricks ect.)would be interesting reading for those who believe that are not weapons. Darn assumed that COPA would be interested in facts rather than feelings. Wake up Chicago and drain your shithole swamp.

1/26/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Special Ed is retiring. He knows that he sold his sole to the Tiny Dancer!!! McCompstat has the ammo to destroy him. Exam scam could become real important.


What's the latest on the idiot wife beater, throwing pizza parties?

He sold his “sole?” I heard he never really did like the bottom of his left shoe.
You must be a boss.

1/26/2018 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If these officers get shit canned I want them to sue the dept, copa and Eddie and last but not least tiny dancer. I believe this will be a slam dunk for the officers. Why not??? free money...free time off.

1/26/2018 04:00:00 AM

nothing in this political world of Illinois politics, especially racial and identity politics is a slam dunk. I feel for this officer as the pressure of something like this can break a person. All we can do is support this officer with cash to ensure he has the best legal defense possible, give him moral support and make this public. I feel that this just might be a test case with COPA as they are starting to appear as a rogue agency with no accountability outside of themselves.

1/26/2018 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a lawyer but anyone who has watched enough crime dramas knows that a prosecutor who withholds exculpatory evidence from the defense can be in a lot of trouble. It can be grounds for a mistrial or a directed verdict of acquittal.

If any of these COPA people are attorneys go for the throat. Seek disbarment and sue their asses. If not they will do this again and again.

1/26/2018 12:18:00 AM

you are grossly uninformed. Your comments might hold weight in the public court system, but this matter is still a private employment matter and the rules and standards a a little different. Unfortunate as it is.

1/26/2018 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the shooting outside Northwestern Hospital? This is a 24 hour a day operation! Who can do something about these kid thugs!

1/26/2018 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another merit wonder

https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/chicago-police-shooting-settlement-470976283.html

1/26/2018 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is Jugghead standing at the podium awaiting for the envelope from Rahm’s CO’PRA to announce the next community inspired CPD firing, like its Oscar Night?

We know for a fact that Special Ed has an empty sack.
He had his moment to display his views about what he believes about community member involved police shootings,
railroading is what he was hired to do.
Don’t think for a moment that Rahm is behind all the delay, waiting for The Right Decision at the Right Time™️.

This matter doesn’t require an opinion from an outside political jury to spin the facts.
He gotta know...bullshit.
Don’t expect Special Ed to stand up for police officer(s) doing their job either.
He’s sick and tired and wants an gifted easy way out.
I cannot see why anyone still wants go out and do street stops, chases or anything proactive for vindictive political hacks.

Just go slow and let nature run it’s course.

1/26/2018 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they dont fire him for the shooting they will fire him for the battery/theft

1/26/2018 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, the Chicago Defender reported Sheriff Dart's alleged domestic now Dart's spokesman put out statement they are suing the Defender for slander. On Crook County Sheriff blog. Check it out.

1/26/2018 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Progressive liberals never play fair.
They play by their rules, not the law.
I'm not surprised they just submitted the "Evidence"
that supports their conclusion while hideing the
truth that will prove the PO not guilty of any
wrongdoing.

Like Joliet Jake said,
"I hate Illinois progressive liberals."
(play Peter Gun music. 🎶)

1/26/2018 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weren’t 3 Corp counsel atty’s Let go for allegedly withholding evidence ?

File suit and charge them , Let’s go FOP. Stop writing BS letters in the homepage and take some action .

1/26/2018 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coming Fall 2018!
Dick Wolf Presents
CHICAGO: COPA
Starring Ed Asner, Woody Harrilson, and Oprah Winfrey as Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx
“On the mean streets of Chicago, only one organization stands between its citizens and the violence of police— CHICAGO:COPA”

1/26/2018 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/dhnSLnjOQOY

This is all you need.

1/26/2018 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Scott Ando.

1/26/2018 05:29:00 AM

He's a pompous jerk.

1/26/2018 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about bringing in the kid Daleys son Patrick smacked in the head out in Michigan. Ask him if he thought a bat was a weapon.

1/26/2018 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
IF Copa has authority, and they are guilty of misfeasance - malfeasance - and/or negligence, can they not be sued criminally and civilly?

1/26/2018 06:44:00 AM

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Sure, good luck with that. In an old post, someone, who works as a consultant in HR issues, correctly illustrated that the threshold for getting fired is very low.

COPA can collect the evidence and present an argument for firing a police officer. If it appears reasonable to fire the officer (e.g. liability, improper conduct, or violating the law or General Orders), then the officer can get fired.

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not needed, the standard is even lower than the preponderance of the evidence level. Not responding to your jobs or coding everything with a 19P will get you fired.

1/26/2018 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy has access to wiretaps that are going to sink Rahm, he and Rick Simon want the O'Hare Aviation Security and O'Hare Janitors gigs in the worst way. Rahm is toast if these are released,

1/26/2018 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the women going to the ballgame with her family when a drugged up young man attacked her with a table leg (not a baseball bat). It occurred across the street from the old 9th Dis. At his trial he said he was ‘having a bad day.’ She never recovered.

1/26/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/26/2018 04:27:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Exam scam saga coming to an end, those that cheated will be fired, forfeit all pay, be criminally charged

1/26/2018 04:51:00 AM

You are kidding. They will be exempts before that ever happens

1/26/2018 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $17K payment to the Boston PD Lieutenant, and the non-disclosure of it, could seriously impact COPA, but the present COPA hierarchy will probably blame the approval on one of the recently departed from COPA.

The Chief Administrator, the First Deputy and the replacement for the First Deputy have all quit in the last six months. When promoted, the First Deputy replacement left one of the Deputy Administrator positions vacant.

Patricia Banks, a retired Cook County Circuit Court judge, is now the Interim Chief Administrator, the First Deputy spot is soon to be refilled and the Chief Investigative Law Officer, Andrea Kersten, was promoted to fill the vacant Deputy Administrator position, which gave her a $40K raise.

The seven top leaders at COPA collectively make $850K+ a year. That is a huge amount of wasted taxpayer money.

1/26/2018 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend Ed for speaking up.

This gives credence to the thought that Ed is close to riding off into the sunset...... you know Rahm doesn’t want Ed getting in the way of the railroad jobs that Rahm has orchestrated COPA to do.

1/26/2018 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zero activity city wide till copa disbanded

1/26/2018 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Weren’t 3 Corp counsel atty’s Let go for allegedly withholding evidence ?

File suit and charge them , Let’s go FOP. Stop writing BS letters in the homepage and take some action .

1/26/2018 01:54:00 PM

This is not a court of law, but an employment situation. The rules are different. The rules should not be different, but they are.

1/26/2018 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this is nothing but political corruption. They didn't like the Lt's finding of justified in the shooting so they buried it and hid it. ETHICS violation, they need to be investigated, every lawyer at COPA should be dis-barred for ethics violations if involved. The whole organization should again be disbanded due to this corruption. RIALMO is going to be looking at a huge legal settlement due to COPA mal-feasance.

1/26/2018 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to have the Chief administrator of copa standing in a room armed only with a baton. I would then charge at him/her with a Louisville slugger and see how good they can defend themselves with that baton.

Maybe after they recover from the coma that the Louisville Slugger put them into, will they realize that you can die from it or suffer severe brain damage from it.

Maybe, most of them copa idiots already had been beat with a Louisville Slugger, as they all seem to be BRAIN DEAD!


Col Hannibal Smith
A-TEAM

1/26/2018 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. These COPA fucks are getting paid to fuck coppers over but farm out the investigation?? What a waste. This is why COPA should be made of people with experience in law enforcement. Do doctors hire electricians to conduct malpractice investigations?

1/26/2018 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If these officers get shit canned I want them to sue the dept, copa and Eddie and last but not least tiny dancer. I believe this will be a slam dunk for the officers. Why not??? free money...free time off.

1/26/2018 04:00:00 AM

U R dreaming. A slam dunk and free money. Nothing with the city is a slam dunk and easy money. They have the judges. I wouldn’t go spend that money yet. But they would have to sue. Not an easy, but lengthy process and the city has all the time, lawyers and appeals process on their side
Let’s just the right thing is done and they are back on the job

1/26/2018 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who the f*@# is Patricia Banks? The last name is part of Chicago folklore. Is she an alderman's wife, sister or daughter? And, if Ed's motive is pure and he succeeds, I will never again refer to him as Carl Winslow!

1/26/2018 12:24:00 AM

I think this is going to turn out to be a "Broken Clock" situation for Ed, Right twice a day thing.

1/26/2018 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am sure the FBI could provide #s killed by blunt force trama (bats, pipes, bricks ect.)would be interesting reading for those who believe that are not weapons. Darn assumed that COPA would be interested in facts rather than feelings. Wake up Chicago and drain your shithole swamp.

1/26/2018 08:40:00 AM

Thats an Easy FOIA....do the leg work and email it to the PO thats hanging on by a string with this one.

1/26/2018 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't be fooled by the superintendent's comments. Do not think for one minute that he would make comments criticizing anything that was put in motion by the mayor. Mark my words, he is up to something. He does not have the backbone to criticize anything without it being authorized by the little man at the hall. This is just smoke and mirrors to distract from something that is obviously about to break.

Signed
Da Truth

1/26/2018 07:05:00 AM

This is probably very true. However in this case I'm glad to see Eddie at least step up to the plate and appear to dig in before the pitch.

1/26/2018 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God rest his soul, but Mabry someone with balls w would bring up the John Matthews case from the 80's. He had his brains beat in by the use of cinder blocks and God knows what else. Blunt force? It works REAL WELL and baseball bats aren't too far off. God forgive me, but MOTHERFUCK Kennedy, Pence, Roggencamp, and everybody else involved in that murder.

1/26/2018 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine a G/O that states you cant use a taser if the possibility exists the offender will fall and hit his head? Well how many bad guys are strapped to a hospital bed and need to be tased?

Or you cant tase if someone is running away? Its not like they run at you when they dont want to be pinched. This jagoff town has turned into something out of the Twilight Zone. This Ed Head is the biggest hand puppet since Mr. Bill.

God help these kids coming out of the academy thinking its on the up and up. None of this even makes bad sense.

1/26/2018 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special Ed IS an empty sack.

1/26/2018 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the women going to the ballgame with her family when a drugged up young man attacked her with a table leg (not a baseball bat). It occurred across the street from the old 9th Dis. At his trial he said he was ‘having a bad day.’ She never recovered.

1/26/2018 04:31:00 PM

He killed her husband and gave her daughter brain damage.

1/26/2018 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
I'm not a lawyer but anyone who has watched enough crime dramas knows that a prosecutor who withholds exculpatory evidence from the defense can be in a lot of trouble. It can be grounds for a mistrial or a directed verdict of acquittal.

If any of these COPA people are attorneys go for the throat. Seek disbarment and sue their asses. If not they will do this again and again.

1/26/2018 12:18:00 AM

you are grossly uninformed. Your comments might hold weight in the public court system, but this matter is still a private employment matter and the rules and standards a a little different. Unfortunate as it is.

1/26/2018 09:05:00 AM<<<

There is still a code of ethics with attorneys no matter where they work. If this needs to be part of any new contract that COPA will not withhold exculpatory evidence then FOP should make that happen.

1/26/2018 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get this COPA crap. How do a bunch of non police investigate shootings ,etc. As a retired State Police, we had a unit of sworn State Police Officers do our own investigations. FBI investigates themselves. Why is this OK in Chicago, does any other large city or any city have this. Looks like it is just a bunch police haters a chance to screw the police.

1/26/2018 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA can collect the evidence and present an argument for firing a police officer. If it appears reasonable to fire the officer (e.g. liability, improper conduct, or violating the law or General Orders), then the officer can get fired.

Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not needed, the standard is even lower than the preponderance of the evidence level. Not responding to your jobs or coding everything with a 19P will get you fired.

1/26/2018 04:15:00 PM
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Is there another code than 19P ?

1/26/2018 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Coming Fall 2018!
Dick Wolf Presents
CHICAGO: COPA
Starring Ed Asner, Woody Harrilson, and Oprah Winfrey as Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx
“On the mean streets of Chicago, only one organization stands between its citizens and the violence of police— CHICAGO:COPA”

1/26/2018 02:51:00 PM

With guest stars Barry Sotero, 9.5 the bullshit artist and Patricia Banks with special appearances by the entire COPA management team.

1/26/2018 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word about what happened in 024 today?? IAD Sgts and an exempt with 2 FBI agents carted out several boxes of files from the admin offices. That as we have come to know, is never a good thing.

1/26/2018 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what’s fucked up? All theses white shirts that happened to be attorneys and don’t help POs out. Instead they just sit around like
bumps on a log waiting to get promoted.

1/26/2018 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beginning of the end: Special Ed is not making changes as fast as Rahm wants so Walter Katz made him hire Lori Lightfoot’s assistant Maurice Classen as director of operations. They literally told Special Ed this guy is going to sit next to you on 5 and to let him run the department and for Eddie to stay out of his way. I thought Eddie was doing a good job being Rahm’s bitch but I guess not good enough. Maurice starts Monday with his SJW marching orders from Walter. Be ready for some big changes in pro-COPA policy very soon.

1/26/2018 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Natasha McShane could tell these fools about baseball bats. Unfortunately she can't talk.

1/27/2018 12:03:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Sue the fuck out of them. All the white shirts involved that said "justified".

1/27/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm demanded COPA bring him scalps.... he never demanded that they be fair and impartial.

1/27/2018 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-04-27/news/ct-met-bat-attack-20100427_1_bat-attack-credit-card-purses

Remember the 2 female bartenders who were attacked by a man with a bat? Tell the loved ones that a bat is not a weapon!

1/27/2018 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing in 024 is probably overtime, yellow slips, early ducks, changing rdo's for holiday pay, gaming the system. False a&a's.

1/27/2018 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA,and the mayor are conspiring to violate this officers civil rights. A federal law suit is in order.

1/27/2018 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson is a Loser enough said..he never should have worn this uniform and been made anything but a desk officer writing BS reports. He will go down as the worse Super in Chicago history

1/27/2018 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This, my colleagues, is very, very important:

The beginning of the end: Special Ed is not making changes as fast as Rahm wants so Walter Katz made him hire Lori Lightfoot’s assistant Maurice Classen as director of operations. They literally told Special Ed this guy is going to sit next to you on 5 and to let him run the department and for Eddie to stay out of his way. I thought Eddie was doing a good job being Rahm’s bitch but I guess not good enough. Maurice starts Monday with his SJW marching orders from Walter. Be ready for some big changes in pro-COPA policy very soon.

Very important.

1/27/2018 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If they dont fire him for the shooting they will fire him for the battery/theft

1/26/2018 11:19:00 AM

While I agree they will terminate him, I do disagree with the battery/theft going anywhere. You still need a cooperating victim here. I will say that COPA pressured them into signing complaints and moving forward. With that being said I would bet they fail to show up at the preliminary hearing. This case will die within a few months. The victim and his family wanted nothing to do with it initially, they were pressured by COPA with their typical heavy handed tactics. Unfortunately for Rialmo I truly believe he pissed 9.5 off when he sued the Offender's estate. How dare he do that and take potential votes away from 9.5. Fuck COPA and tha little sawed off 9.5 bastard.

1/27/2018 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent DO NOT make a decision until copa shares everything with you!! The last thing our department needs is for a missing piece of evidence to come out after he keeps his job by copa that makes shooting unjustified.

1/27/2018 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone saying it's not a court matter.....isn't that what civil court is for? I'm sure Rialmo could sue the shit out of COPA via civil litigation...and there's a good amount of evidence to support his case.

1/27/2018 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is still a code of ethics with attorneys no matter where they work. If this needs to be part of any new contract that COPA will not withhold exculpatory evidence then FOP should make that happen.

1/26/2018 10:15:00 PM

Really? you truly make a laughable comment and must not spend much time working with lawyers if you really believe many of them actually follow a code of ethics.

1/27/2018 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any word about what happened in 024 today?? IAD Sgts and an exempt with 2 FBI agents carted out several boxes of files from the admin offices. That as we have come to know, is never a good thing.


If true, this could be very interesting

1/27/2018 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any word about what happened in 024 today?? IAD Sgts and an exempt with 2 FBI agents carted out several boxes of files from the admin offices. That as we have come to know, is never a good thing.

1/26/2018 11:17:00 PM

Interesting

1/27/2018 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're already organizing to take the gofundme down

https://medium.com/@plussone/dontfundhim-take-down-killer-cop-robert-rialmos-gofundme-page-d3cd3cee4f9f

1/27/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
You know what’s fucked up? All theses white shirts that happened to be attorneys and don’t help POs out. Instead they just sit around like
bumps on a log waiting to get promoted.

1/26/2018 11:17:00 PM

What in the fuck are you talking about?

1/27/2018 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who says baseball bats aren't deadly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy3MtznDeqg

-Hairgel Extraordinaire

1/27/2018 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA: The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has published four tenets and it seems all four were violated in regards to the investigation of Officer Rialmo.

Integrity: COPA strives for excellence, quality and fairness in everything we do.

Transparency: COPA is committed to openly sharing information about our work.

Independence: COPA makes findings about police misconduct w/o regard for external
influences or political consequences.

Timeliness: COPA strives to conduct police misconduct investigations that are both thorough
and timely.

There was no excellence, quality, fairness, sharing of information or thoroughness and the external influence from City Hall to assist 9.5 retain his political job is obvious. COPA is off to a grand start.

1/27/2018 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Any word about what happened in 024 today?? IAD Sgts and an exempt with 2 FBI agents carted out several boxes of files from the admin offices. That as we have come to know, is never a good thing.


If true, this could be very interesting

1/27/2018 10:56:00 AM

There investigating missing coffee funds.

1/28/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading the COPA report on LeGrier it is clear that the agency that will be judging our actions has absolutely no clue how we do our jobs, what puts us in danger, how to conduct an investigation, what our use of force requires, and what is actual evidence in a case! The report breaks from chronological order to ensure the reader knows immediately after the shooting someone texted the shooter an inflammatory word. The text is not discovered at that time and had no bearing on the shooting, but it was damn clear by the placement of the information was for inflammatory effect and drive the narrative that the officer had another reason for the shooting. The idiot who wrote the investigation attempted to use shell casing to place the officer further than he originally identified. Too bad the officer will have to wait till actual harmed of being fired to sue the $hit out of them for using a technique the FBI discredited. The FBI did an extensive test of shell casing as a means of establishing the location of a shooter, and they came back with no scientific means available. They go on to suggest the offender could have been shot with a taser even thou every one knows it is unlawful to shot someone who is in an elevated position. I mean unlawful in the sense that general order and taser corp. Require you not shoot at the person above ground level. If you perform such an act the consequence will come with a reckless homicide charge like the N.Y. cop who perform such a feat. So keep a copy of that investigation at home. It will go a long way in saving your ass when justifying why you did nothing. Give everybody timing and distance then call the HBT. Most victims voted for this crap! Be very careful boys and girls this $hit is for real as they say. The powers that be are wholeheartedly siding with the bad guys. They know the sheeple with vote leftist no matter what.




1/28/2018 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger FOP Genius said...

To all those that made the c’mon FOP comments. How do you all think this was discovered? It was due to the FOPs efforts. If it wasn’t for FOP filing a FOIA and hiring two new lawyers, it’s likely Officer Rialmo would have already been fired and the jags at COPA would be laughing their collective asses off.

THE FOP has done its job. Now it’s up to the IG, the States Atty’s office, and our weasel mayor to do something about this corrupt group.

1/28/2018 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous TeamV said...

Eddie acts like this is a surprise.OPS, IPRA, COPA have been hiding evidence that exonerates or justifies police officers, or destroys complainants allegations for years.

if COPA or city hall can't beat the facts, Rahm's rodents resorts to smearing and slandering police via the media to taint the jury pool or police board hearings.

Here are some dirty trick agents from each agency that " leaks" out negative information to destroy the reputations and lives of police officers and or sheriffs

SAVE THESE NAMES FOR DISSEMINATION TO YOUR ATTORNEYS
City Hall/ Chicago Police Department

Adam COLLINS
Anthony GUGHLIELMI

COPA/IPRA

Mia SISSAC
Larry MERRITT

Cook County Sheriff's Office
Cara SMITH

Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Sally DALY

1/28/2018 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous TeamV said...

Speaking of honesty and transparency, is anyone going to reveal the real reason why Fairley left COPA?

To run in a campaign she has no chance of winning?

Fairley, Rahm. Fool everyone. Show some honesty and transparency and integrity for once. Tell us the REAL reason why Fairley left.

and by the way ,Fairley, now most of the state's police or law enforcement agencies knows you want to start a COPA- IPRA like agency with statewide subpoena and arrest powers. Sorry. Not going to happen

1/28/2018 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>

Blogger FOP Genius said...
To all those that made the c’mon FOP comments. How do you all think this was discovered? It was due to the FOPs efforts. If it wasn’t for FOP filing a FOIA and hiring two new lawyers, it’s likely Officer Rialmo would have already been fired and the jags at COPA would be laughing their collective asses off.

THE FOP has done its job. Now it’s up to the IG, the States Atty’s office, and our weasel mayor to do something about this corrupt group.

1/28/2018 11:23:00 AM<<<

Thanks for starting, now we need FOP to hold the IG and the SA accountable for justice in these cases.

1/28/2018 08:01:00 PM  

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