- In the investigation, the I-Team uncovered thousands of domestic violence complaints against Chicago police officers.
In a database obtained through a the Freedom of Information Act request, the I-Team found 5,280 domestic violence complaints filed against Chicago police officers since the year 2000. That's more than 340 complaints filed every year and on average, nearly one per day.
And how many per day does CPD respond to?
- Chicago police respond to nearly 500 domestic related calls a day, according to the latest department data; calls for help at home from across the city.
So let's break out the slide rule - 500 per day, 365 days in a year....182,500 in a non-Leap Year. So 340 CPD domestics per year versus 182,500 citizen domestics per year is about 0.19% of the total...not even a full percentage. That's positively law abiding. Back to the numbers:
- ...the I-Team found 5,280 domestic violence complaints filed against Chicago police officers since the year 2000.
Golly, that's fully half the Department! Unless there are duplicates. Guess what? There are. Hundreds. Many hundreds. Because once you're in a bad relationship, it follows you many times. One of you is stuck in a bad behavioral spiral, one of you is calling the police semi-regularly (or the neighbors are) and CR's are pretty much automatically generated, even if neither party wants to pursue it - hence the many closed investigations. What percentage of the 5,280 are those?
And we ran our names through the Invisible Institute database, and guess what? We're named in a series of "Domestic incidents." You know why? Because we responded to Domestics, someone wasn't happy and complained to IPRA, and now we have "Not Sustained" domestic beefs on our publicly accessible disciplinary history, even though we've never laid a hand on our spouse, roommate, significant other, etc. How many of those supposed 5,280 are those?
The Department says the following:
- The Chicago Police Department takes any allegation against a police officer seriously, especially in cases of domestic violence. While a complaint or allegation against an officer is not an inherent implication of guilt, all domestic complaints against an officer are fully investigated by IPRA and officers are held accountable in cases of substantiated criminal or administrative misconduct.
Chuckles and his iTeam might want to review that underlined portion of the statement. An allegation is not indicative of guilt or a cover-up. Allegations need proof. Proof requires acceptable admissible testimony under oath according to the Rule of Law duly passed by the Legislature. It's a pretty basic concept for any grade-schooler taking a Constitution test. Not so much for a media in thrall to a midget mayor demanding "bad police" stories to deflect attention from three dead kids. Plus, as we just showed, twisting numbers until they get you the result you want just makes you look like hacks.....or more like hacks than you already are.
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