Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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More Depravity

Who does this? A body found burned beyond recognition in a West Side alley over the weekend has been identified as a 15-year-old freshman at Steinmetz High School.Demetrius Griffin Jr.'s body was found after police got a call for a trash fire about 1:30 a.m. Show More Summary

What is He Running For?

This guy sounds like a politician now: Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday he would not have released the dashcam video that showed the fatal shooting of a teenager by a city police officer — not that anyone askedShow More Summary

Mourning Bands

The Inspection Division came out with an Administrative Fax Message the other day about how Mourning Bands were not authorized to be worn since June or so, and all supervisors should be enforcing the proper wearing of the uniform.This,...Show More Summary

Another #blm Moment

Darn those police! A pregnant 19-year-old woman was shot to death in front of her mother's home in South Chicago Sunday evening, but relatives said doctors were able to save the baby. And the media, specifically Mope-rah, is whiningShow More Summary

Echoes of Masters Masters Masters

Bad memories returning to CPD? Mike Master's tool Ray Hamilton's vacation at county homeland security appears to be over.Greedy s.o.b. got called back or else his pension a pissed away.This is worse than putting at deskjockey/housecat on the streets. Show More Summary

Off Duty Killed

Hit by a drunk driver while on his motorcycle: An off-duty Chicago police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash in suburban Forest View about 2 a.m. Sunday, sources said.A motorcyclist, whom law enforcement sources identified as off-duty...Show More Summary

CCL Shoots Burglar

While checking on his house that was being rehabbed : A 61-year-old man shot at two intruders, 11 and 16, injuring the older boy during a burglary Sunday morning on the South Side, police said.The 16-year-old was hit in the lower back and right hand and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition has stabilized. Show More Summary

Media, FBI in the Bag

Ridiculous headlines all day: FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act Really? What was their first clue? A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking oneShow More Summary


Everyone to have one...except the mayor's detail we'll bet : Chicago officials have decided to expand the use of police-worn body cameras throughout the city following a pilot program that began in 2015 but has raised questions about whether officers always turn on the devices.Police Supt. Show More Summary


A couple disturbing incidents out East today. First, a Military event targeted in New Jersey : A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey shore town Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

More Ambushes

Philadelphia : Philadelphia's police commissioner said Saturday that a 25-year-old gunman who killed a civilian and injured two police officers before he was shot and killed by police had left behind an angry, rambling note that showed...Show More Summary

County Training Death

Too young: A Cook County sheriff’s police academy instructor died earlier this week after collapsing during on a run at the sheriff’s training facility in Maywood, authorities said Saturday.Sheriff’s police Officer Jason Gallero, 45, was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Re-opening Old Cases

Anyone think that the government isn't hunting scalps? A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for shooting into a car full of teenagers, marking the first time federal authorities have brought charges against one of the city's officers for a shooting in the last 15 years.Officer [...]Show More Summary

Nice Background Check

The other day, we hinted at something hinky in the self-defense shooting. The original shooter was in a hot car, circling the block, opened fire, wounding a private ambulance worker, who returned fire, killing the shooter.Self defense, right? Well, sort of: For 10 years, Michael Arquero built a new life after leaving prison. Show More Summary

No One Signing Up?

So has the Department demoralized everyone so badly that no one is signing up for various Voluntary Special Work Opportunities?They just re-opened the Chicago Marathon Special Employment sign-up for an additional week because they didn't fill the slots. It's time-and-one-half, but with a possibility for a long day.So what's the real story?

Openings for Everyone!

Explosive Canine Handlers: 050 - 2 openings 701 - 1 Field Training Officers: 001 - 1 opening 002 - 3 003 - 4 016 - 2 017 - 1 018 - 1 020 - 1 022 -2 Lieutenants: 001 - 1 opening 002 - 1 004 - 1 005 - 1 006 - 1 007 - 2 010 - 1 015 - 1Show More Summary

Half a Win

But not really, seeing as how the Department just made 55 FTO's so there isn't any "shortage" now: The Arbitrator concludes that the O’Neill(Don)/Aguilar (Rich) testimony clearly establishes that any claim for compensation based upon...Show More Summary

Coffey Stripped

Word coming in from downtown: Superintendent "Special Ed" Johnson announced that he has stripped former Deputy Chief Fred Coffey of his star and retirement powers pending the outcome of an investigation into yesterday's shooting."I have viewed the reports and found a number of 'disturbing' inconsistencies in the stories of all parties involved. Show More Summary

One Out - And One Wants Out

One felon out: Former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, the wife of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from a federal prison, according to Bureau of Prisons records.Sandi Jackson, who turned 53 on Wednesday, had been serving her one-year sentence in a West Virginia facility and had been scheduled for release on Oct. Show More Summary

Darwin Again

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes : Police in Columbus, Ohio, were investigating how a 13-year-old boy wanted for questioning Wednesday night in an armed robbery ended up fatally shot by an officer.The child — later identified byShow More Summary

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