Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Some People Get It

A very small number, but normal thinking citizens: Just before 5 p.m., a Wentworth District sergeant asked for any available cars to stop by 37th Street and Michigan Avenue for an outdoor roll call. [...] At 5:10 p.m., a lieutenant called the group to order. Show More Summary

Paper Trail

You've risked your job for this asshole? The blood alcohol level of a high-ranking Chicago Fire Department official was still nearly twice the legal limit almost four hours after he crashed a department-issued SUV last month off Lake...Show More Summary

Rat Squad at the Jail

Local 700 is unhappy with Tom Dart: Tommy has been busy gutting the workforce, ignoring numerous complaints, and presiding over a suicide rate that is something like double the national average for police officers nationwide. He also...Show More Summary

Memorial Day OT Info

This was forwarded to us:...this is how the Department will pay our members if they have a day off on the Holiday:1. Officer's RDO and does not work the holiday2. Officer is NOT RDO and is working his regular day on a holiday3. Officer...Show More Summary

Slight Misrepresentation

This is the only guy covering the "Lie-tenant Test Scandal," so we'll cut him some slack: On a particularly violent Saturday this month, about a third of Chicago police officers had the day off.It happened on May 7, and it was the first time since 2004 that the department offered the detective’s promotional exam. Show More Summary

Traffic Review Board Follies

Anyone getting word about the massive number of "sustained" violations of procedure being handed out by the Traffic Review Board? SCC, You might start a post on this. The Traffic Review Board is clearing out a backlog of cases and sustained every single one for violations. Show More Summary

Can't Hire Police

Even in Texas, where the police are generally viewed more positively: Dallas is an attractive city, and its skyline one of the best in the world.But, apparently, it's not attractive when it comes to recruiting police officers."It's getting...Show More Summary

Shootings 50% Higher

And that's after a mild spring: The number of people shot in Chicago is running 50 percent above this time last year as the city braces for the summer, traditionally its most violent period.So far this year, at least 1,382 people have been shot in Chicago and at least 244 of them have died of their wounds. Show More Summary

Paperless Department Coming

And by "paperless," we mean "CPD ran out of paper:" Just wait...This in just in time for summer...The supply ordering system is changing again. Districts that used to spend say $1500/MONTH are being told their new budget will be about $1100/QUARTER.All stand-alone printers going away - they aren't buying more toner for them. Show More Summary

And Another Family Leaves

You think the "For Sale" sign went up this morning? An Uptown couple looking for a Marine Drive parking spot with two kids sleeping in the back seat were fired on by a shadowy figure who emerged from between two cars and started shooting.There was no provocation from the couple, who sped away before checking on the kids in the back. Show More Summary

Nice Hood Rahm

Shocking: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s neighborhood CVS Pharmacy was robbed this weekend for at least the fourth time in 18 months.Employees at the 4051 N. Lincoln location called police around 2:40AM on Sunday after a man walked upShow More Summary

Memorial Day OT

One week, we have Rahm and the bean-counters bemoaning the massive overtime bill being rung up by the Department - VRI, canceled days off for the teams, Michigan Avenue, etc.Then yesterday, we see a notice in the CO Book for everyone who is Regualr Day Off the 27th, 28th, 29th or 30th to sign up and work your day off for time-and-one-half.Could it be CPD is understaffed?

Cops Save People?

We had no idea this was possible! Two Chicago Police officers are being credited with saving a woman’s life early Sunday in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side.At 2:10 a.m., the 25th District officers were called to...Show More Summary

Warm Weekend.....

....almost 40 shot: A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 32 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle...Show More Summary

Ammo Questions in NYC

In light of CPD's recent ammunition issue, this was mentioned in the comments : Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post. Show More Summary

Interesting Proposal

Thinking outside the box at least : Chicago would offer homeowners a $200 rebate to purchase exterior cameras as long as they also link the cameras to the city’s vast video surveillance network. The innovative plan is being championed...Show More Summary

DOJ Assigned Ethics Class

Remember, these are people in the same organization that is investigating CPD along with other police organizations across the country: A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment...Show More Summary

Tribune Hit Piece

We don't know what Rahm has on the media, but wow, they do like the taste of his ass: From the moment Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police started negotiating its first contract with City Hall 35 years ago, the union identified an issue...Show More Summary

Rahm to Testify?

The mayor may be set to testify on something he has no direct knowledge of, but rather a throwaway-line he uses to promote a war on the police and pander to a community he desperately needs for votes: In an unprecedented move, city attorneys...Show More Summary

Brass Brags, Woman Killed by HQ

So there's a press conference going on at Headquarters: In a crackdown on the city's burgeoning violence, Chicago police have carried out an extensive gang takedown, arresting nearly 100 people on the department's "strategic subjectShow More Summary

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