Friday, January 05, 2018

CWB Confirms - No Cameras

  • Chicago police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers are required to wear. News of the development came this morning on the Second City Cop blog.

    Now, CWBChicago has learned that the no-camera order was issued by someone who “out-ranks” 19th District Commander and BWC champion Marc Buslik. Whether that person is a police executive or a member of the mayor’s office was not immediately clear.

    We have also learned of a gang-related foot chase, gun recovery, and arrest that took place just two weeks ago directly across from the mayor’s home. The apprehension of the suspect—who’s on parole for shooting a man in Uptown—was assisted by the no-camera house units.
So if these "no-camera house units" happened to use any sort of force during the apprehension of the gun offender, then what? Who's going to take the weight for that lawsuit when the defense (or future plaintiff) demands to know where the footage is since every single patrol officer now has a camera? The Commander? Rahm? The so-called "out-rank[er]" who ordered them not to wear cameras?

Not fucking likely.

And still, not a single mainstream media outlet picking this up, wondering why Rahm doesn't want cameras around the residence.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys come on now. This is done for national security reasons. Rahm doesnt want anyone to learn his trade secrets for the amazing skills he has in banking and budget works. Can you imagine if some well run city got ahold of his genius top secret formulas for running a city down the drain ?? We would have cities failing everywhere.

1/05/2018 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC your also missing the fact that it’s Illinois State Law! Not just some silly department policy that can be waved.

1/05/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rank... urban definition 😮indeed

1/05/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now do the cops that are forced to use body worn cameras have a class action case against the mayor?

1/05/2018 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how politicians are always exempt from the rest. Looks like a great story line for the mainstream news.

1/05/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And still, not a single mainstream media outlet picking this up, wondering why Rahm doesn't want cameras around the residence.

rahm owns every single one of those media bitches...

1/05/2018 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guarantee the mayor and his neighbors are going to want caneras, after the JVD verdict comes out!!! The protesting there will be very interesting, to say the least!

1/05/2018 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they worry about an informal
shoot to kill mandate against any criminal
with the temerity to do harm to Rahm.
Shit may go down, but Rahm don't want
no record. It's the no-camera house units
vs. J. Boone Public in the courts.
Rahm don't want a record of a sweet 16
should the need arise.

1/05/2018 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous tomato picker union local 4228 said...

i dont want to lose my sanctuary city
status as a undercover tomato picker.

anonymity is a must in my profession mister.

1/05/2018 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are rules.

They are just different rules for the important people

1/05/2018 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open and transparent government?

1/05/2018 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm would never throw his detail under the bus.
Rahm is a stand up guy.

1/05/2018 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor´s detail was wearing the BWCs the afternoon of that incident. However, they never left their cars! All they did was call in what they observed. It was 19th 3rd watch beat cars that apprehended that particular offender.

But they have been ordered to not wear BWCs. But every supervisor who has those cars on their log should appropriately check the ´assigned´ Box and then note the reason (by verbal order) in the space provided to document why they are not being employed...Otherwise they have signed an official document with omissions or inaccuracies that could open them to rule 14 sanctions. They ARE overseen by watch sgts.

1/05/2018 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Lil George said...

Now that one of the city's finest citizens have gotten close to Rahm and affected his family personally, Rahm will let the police be police. The other 2.5 million citizens and rest of CPD, you're not important.

1/05/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the "transparency"? His favorite word along with diversity, inclusion, it's for the children, level playing field, no comment.

1/05/2018 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The reason is irreverent. What the Rhamster wants, the Rhamster gets.

1/05/2018 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i want that job

1/05/2018 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s not just the mayor’s residence.
No body worn cameras for the officers assigned to City Hall either.
Just sayin’

1/05/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a legit question. If Rahm lived in a Gold Coast high rise would he still need 20 police bodyguards?

1/05/2018 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only question anyone should be asking, why no camera's at his residence? You have the recent arrest, an armed felon, and his kid being robbed a few blocks from daddy's residence. The second question, can an officer refuse an assignment that requires him/her not having the required equipment?

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

This is a fucking scandal that needs to hit the mainstream media. BAHAHAHAHA yeah that will happen...MSM = Democratic public relations unit

1/05/2018 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... Only chance you have

1/05/2018 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COPA probably or already has, sent out a truth and fact finding field assessment team to locate and rile up the chasee.

Anything can happen.
Btw, do districts still allow one-man hospital guard duty or prisoner transports and one radio per two man car?
Some like to make the bosses or the watch’s job easier and when it hits the fan, then it’s all on you.

Until the community oriented COPA figures out that it’s always the communitay membre thats lying, (which they already know, so they’re looking for uniform infractions now)...wear the cam and the tie clip.
Like tasers, the COPA will want to eliminate the use of bwc’s based on they don’t reflect or substantiate the false accusations that the community claims happen every day.

1/05/2018 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey SCC your also missing the fact that it’s Illinois State Law! Not just some silly department policy that can be waved.

1/05/2018 12:14:00 AM

So when are the Units getting them ?

1/05/2018 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article, the pos they caught on his block should have still been in prison. Gets attempted murder dropped to a lesser charge, sentenced to 7 years, severs 4 and is on parole. At least it happened on tiny dancers block not mine.

1/05/2018 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really who cares! they sit in a car for 7 hours reading a paper, drinking coffee, and playing on the this really a huge deal if they don't have to wear them......some desk officers in other districts don't wear them either and you are more likely to have something happen at the desk than sitting in an alley. Let's be more concerned with not getting screwed on discipline in this next contract.

1/05/2018 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anymore bags of tomatoes being left behind? LMAO

1/05/2018 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so they can roust minorities out of the area without evidence.

1/05/2018 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do officers on the desk wear cameras?

1/05/2018 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the guy or gal who got this to SCC. Id like to buy him/her a drink!! Follow the lead brothers and sisters.. Transparency is the ony way to go..Just ask Big Head Ed and tiny Dancer.. Hey Rahm where is that code of silence you so speak of now. We are headed down the right road now

1/05/2018 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only patrol wears camera. Not swat, marine, helicopter or any special details. Patrol officers don’t even wear them when they work special. Maybe we should focus on that instead.

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

Ill state law?

1/05/2018 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Work those angles, triangulate,
Get the GPS too
It's hard to do, there's guys around,
guys around all the time
You can't have a camera here, but
Let me tell you, there's plenty on you
Perched on poles, up in trees
This ain't no public street
We own the land, we own the air
Forget about that drone
He wants quiet, he wants peace
His rights are more than yours
He learned a lot from JFK, Jackie O
And Reagan too
Can't be too careful, can't be too safe
His house is his castle and his temple too
Put that phone away

1/05/2018 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple: video footage of arrests, foot chases, veh chases and the like on the mayor's block could be seen by someone in the press as 'sensational'; and if any kind of force is used (gasp), it would certainly make the news. the optics wouldn't be politically advantageous to dickhead rahmmie, so he removes the possibility or repetition of it.

1/06/2018 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the desk crew is ordered to wear BWC!! Even though it’s a area HQ, in which victims and witnesses are coming in and out of, while traffic accidents are being filled out! The asshole who keeps saying that he drives by and check if these officers house sitting is a liar, or just doesn’t want to have a possible recording of him sleeping! Or he may be the watch “relief” or “roaming “ car

1/06/2018 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know you can pick and choose when and where cameras should be worn. Outrageously hypocritical.

1/06/2018 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrol officers don’t even wear them when they work special. Maybe we should focus on that instead.

stop UR CRYING. Life will always be unfair. get use to it. Special is paid by CTA . Now u want them to wear a camera on their day off because (BAAAAHHH) i have 2 wear 1 in patrol. Sure ur well loved in ur district.

1/06/2018 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What makes a social media officer qualified to be in that position? Is it a biddable spot? No one in 009 ever had a chance to apply for that position.

1/06/2018 12:35:00 AM

They should make them all wear cameras. Then can see all the sales on Ananazon and eBay and pick up some hints on how to beat some of those video games

1/06/2018 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I didn't know you can pick and choose when and where cameras should be worn. Outrageously hypocritical

I take it you are not a P.O. the exempts do as they please, rules don’t apply

1/06/2018 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With special exceptions like this is it any wonder things are so f'ed up? When one pol gets special treatment then the rest of them start thinking they're special, too.

The solution: Rahm should lead by example. The problem: Rahm leads by example.

1/06/2018 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesnt FOP report this to the news media ?????

1/06/2018 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rules are for fools

1/06/2018 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM pulled another one of his bullshit Rules , His own Rules , His Own Laws , ITS MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY CRAP , I guess he doesn't want no one filming him Either

1/06/2018 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP needs to depose commander of 019 and determine who has made the decision to endager the lives of the officers assigned to the toughest detail on earth. Transparency folks, evryone is doing it...
And for the goof who keeps posting that the detail is wearing the cameras, send us a picture of your hard working self with your camera on you asshat..

1/07/2018 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why ain't this shit on the news ?

1/09/2018 05:31:00 PM  

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