Thursday, July 19, 2007

I Have A Problem With This One

I wanted to see how the dispatchers were reacting to the Durkin Park ordeal. I saw a comment on SCC where it apeared a dispatcher was thanking SCC for putting up the post. Then I found this on ChiTown 911:
What would you have done?
Well once again we are in the middle of chaos! OEMC has for the past 2 weeks been in the newspaper in some not so good articles. It is easy to say well I would of simulcasted that call, or I would not have given lunches out, or I would've put a backlog in the minute I sat down, but what it comes down to is NOBODY knows unless you are put in that situation. One thing is for certain, the 8th district is far too large for what they give us as far as cars to dispatch to. That district needs to be cut in half. At this point what is done is done and there is no way to go back and change what happened. But in the future please dispatchers, put those raps in asap, watch your p's and q's and here's a big one, make your cars go on the air with any transmission instead of that pdt. Like it was told at a roll call, you can party all you want with them, but in the end if a beef comes down, do you really think the guy on the other end of the radio has your back?


Did I miss something or did the coppers on the street throw the dispatchers under the bus? Your immediate supervisors and Tony Ruiz put you there.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF:
“Jon Burge is a perfect example of why we don’t believe we’re getting the right kind of response from politicians in this city. We can trust the mayor to do a lot of things, but I don’t think oversight over the Office of Professional Standards — or whatever name it takes on — is the right thing to have him do,” said former 22-year veteran Chicago Police Officer Matt Brandon.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/475894,071907ops.article

Anonymous said...

I am willing to wager that,Los Angeles attorney Ilana B.R. Rosenzweig OPS's new chief administrator will last less than one year in the position.

Da Mayor made a brilliant strategic move by bringing in an outsider to clean up the mess. With all the upcoming scandals about to surface "the outsider" will delegate discipline, insulating Da Mayor from the fallout.

OPS will now be tasked with many of the "dirty jobs" removing the Superintendent from the fallout too.

After the mess is sorted through and the house is considered clean she will leave Chicago with a major resume enhancement and the title of "Reformer of the CPD"

This little arrangement also appeases the community groups and the leftist anti-police crowd. They now have an "independent outsider" metting out discipline.

Expect an announcement of the new Superintendent shortly. A further deluge of exempt retirements and an entire restructuring of the CPD.

It is definitely a transitional time to be a Chicago copper.

Cummulatively totalled, this could be as big as Mayor Richard J. Daley's O.W. Wilson.

Anonymous said...

Two lawsuits filed by victim's parents being reported on Channel 5. Can't blame them,this might bring out the truth on the manpower crisis.

Anonymous said...

REPLACEMENT STARS

We all know of the many problems with the new stars that the Department issued to our members: numbers and letters falling out, flattening of stars, plated finish wearing off. An officer notified the Lodge that he was seeking a replacement star from personnel because his star was missing several letters and numbers. He was advised that he needed to submit a money order or cashiers check in the amount of $12.00.

Officers, this star is Department property. You should not pay for a replacement. You would not pay for a car wash or oil change for your squad car, so why would the Department expect you to pay to replace a defective star. Please contact the Lodge if you are in this situation or have already surrendered money for a star that is owned by the Department.

Anonymous said...

"Special interests first. Neighborhoods last."

Our new motto will soon be on every squad car.

Anonymous said...

Officers please advise your loved ones of your concerns on the lack of manpower available on the street.

Advise them that you fear for your safety and that in the event that any misfortune befalls you;IE. death,serious injury,etc. that you wish them to address this as a root cause and contributing factor via a competent and aggressive law firm. The city only understands lawsuits.

OFFICER SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

DO NOT BE A SUPERHERO,RESPONDING TO 1A JOBS AS A 10-99 UNIT.

REQUEST AN ASSIST AND WAIT UNTIL YOUR ASSIST IS PRESENT.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE BEING SHOT,KILLED & BATTERED AT A LEVEL THAT HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN OVER 30 YEARS.

BE SMART,BE SAFE

DEMAND THAT FOP/PBPA ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AS A SAFETY CONCERN

YOUR PRIMARY JOB IS TO RETURN HOME TO YOUR LOVED ONES IN ONE PIECE AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR OF DUTY.

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO HAS NOTHING TO FEAR ABOUT THE ESCALATION OF HOMICIDE RATES ADVERSELY AFFECTING CHICAGO'S CHANCE AT THE 2016 OLYMPICS.

THE PRIMARY COMPETITOR IS RIO DE JANIERO. IN 2006 RIO HAD OVER 6,000 HOMICIDES.

THE FOCUS ON THE REDUCTION OF THE HOMICIDE RATE WITHIN CHICAGO IS TWOFOLD.
1. 2016 OLYMPICS
2. CHICAGO'S BOND RATING

VIOLENT CRIME RATES ARE UP NATIONALLY, PRIMARILY IN THE MIDWEST.

STANDARD & POORS,MOODY INVESTOR SERVICES AND FITCH ALL REALIZE THAT CRIME IS UP AND WILL TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ISSUING THE CITY'S BOND RATING. VIOLENT CRIME IS CYCLICAL AND HAS A MULTITUDE OF VARYING FACTORS,MANY OF WHICH ARE UNCONTROLLABLE.

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO HAS NOTHING TO FEAR ABOUT THE ESCALATION OF HOMICIDE RATES ADVERSELY AFFECTING CHICAGO'S CHANCE AT THE 2016 OLYMPICS.

THE PRIMARY COMPETITOR IS RIO DE JANIERO. IN 2006 RIO HAD OVER 6,000 HOMICIDES.

THE FOCUS ON THE REDUCTION OF THE HOMICIDE RATE WITHIN CHICAGO IS TWOFOLD.
1. 2016 OLYMPICS
2. CHICAGO'S BOND RATING

VIOLENT CRIME RATES ARE UP NATIONALLY, PRIMARILY IN THE MIDWEST.

STANDARD & POORS,MOODY INVESTOR SERVICES AND FITCH ALL REALIZE THAT CRIME IS UP AND WILL TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ISSUING THE CITY'S BOND RATING. VIOLENT CRIME IS CYCLICAL AND HAS A MULTITUDE OF VARYING FACTORS,MANY OF WHICH ARE UNCONTROLLABLE.

Anonymous said...

WHO IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CURRENT STATE OF THE CPD?

WHEN DID THE ROT REALLY SET IN?

I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD IN MY NEARLY TWO DECADES ON THE JOB.

THE WHEELS HAVE FALLEN OFF OF THE CART AND IT IS NOW A RUNAWAY TRAIN.

Anonymous said...

**************IMPORTANT************

PLEASE take this survey about the CPD and forward it to all your coworkers,friends,family members,neighbors,etc.

It takes about 10 minutes to complete,they are using this to justify stirpping coppers from 008,016,022 and sending them to the ghetto.

http://survey.cc.uic.edu/communityend.htm

Anonymous said...

I work in 22 , let your friends and family know that last week 2 m 1's tried to steal a car at 10300 s. spaulding then ran back into evergeen pk later the same night 2 m 1's rob a lady at 104th and rockwell. please call 911 anytime you see suspicious activity
keep the beat and rapid cars busy in mt greenwood

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarge did you notice that the comment was removed from the blog they next day after it was posted?

Anonymous said...

fuck matt brandon nothing but a political hack chapd supervisor now he is an expert in professional standards god bless jon burge

Anonymous said...

Matt Brandon - husband of Dorelle Brandon - first police woman killed in the line of ripping off a dope dealer -- oops -- I mean kiled in the line of duty. What a cover-up that was.....

Crimefile said...

We lost a Chicago Police Hero

http://crimefilenews.blogspot.com/2007/07/we-have-lost-another-hero.html

Anonymous said...

Something is Seriously Amiss in Chicago's Decision Making Ability.

Superintendent Phil Cline resigns on April 2,2007 after a heated meeting with Mayor Richard M. Daley.

As of July 23,2007- 112 days have elapsed since Superintendent Cline's resignation.

112 days to find a suitable candidate for Chicago Police Superintendent?

Either there are no suitable contenders within the CPD ranks or national candidates want no part of this circus.

Can Mayor Richard M. Daley effectively make decisions any longer?

Whatever the holdup this truly would make a fine news story.

What is the average selection time for a superintendent/chief in NYC,LA,Philadelphia,Houston,San Antonio,Phoenix?

What is the average time elapsed for the selection of a superintendent in Chicago based upon past history?

Does anyone sense major procrastination in naming a new superintendent?

Is anyone heeding the rumbles and rumors floating about at 3510 S. Michigan?

Will the media address this delay in selecting a replacement superintendent?

The CPD is in suspended limbo at the moment,lieutenants will not be promoted until a new superintendent is named.

Numerous exempt members are contemplating retirement but are holding off until the announcement.

Manpower shortages are wreaking havoc in the districts and causing huge delays in calls for service.

Specialized units are decimating patrol ranks.

Where and when will it end?

When will this be addressed?

The time is now to name a new superintendent before a policeman is killed or another more tragic Durkin Park occurs.

112 Days and Counting

Anonymous said...

Well, it is now day 114 without a replacement superintendent. It seems something is wrong with the decision making process.

Anonymous said...

SCS,
You didn't mention the arrest of the four illegal aliens in the news over the last two days.

One was arrested at O'Hare Airport on his way to Mexico City after committing a homicide in 017.

Two arrested in Barrington Hills growing $4,000,000 worth of marijuana in the Cook County Forest Preserves.

One was driving a hazzardous material tanker in Indiana with no citizenship and no CDL or DL. The Indiana State Police RWOC. Incredible....

Just poor,oppressed,undocumented workers trying for a better life in AmeeriKa.

Anonymous said...

Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle is a native of Puerto Rico Hiram Grau is a native of Puerto Rico. I believe that having two Puerto Rican high profile department heads would never fly.

This would offend the Mexicans,Afro-Americans and caucasians. The politics of political correctness and racism would have to be factored in. Did I say racism,oh my, I meant racial equality.

There are 55,000 registered Hispanic voters in Chicago -- about 13% of all registered to vote.

Not a big enough voting block to sustain multiple department heads, the Puerto Rican community/voting bloc is even smaller.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed Hiram Grau packing or requesting moving boxes?

Has anyone called the New York Westchester County Department of Public Safety to check the status of Thomas Belfiore?

A little covert investigation would inevitably confirm the obvious, Charlie Williams is the next Superintendent.

Anonymous said...

Complaints easy to get
Just because cops have 10 or more marks doesn’t necessarily make them bad

July 20, 2007
BY NEIL STEINBERG Sun-Times Columnist
Opening shot
The furor over 662 Chicago Police officers with 10 or more civilian complaints filed against each is based on an unspoken assumption: that anyone receiving so many complaints must be a bad cop.
Maybe. I'm certain some of those officers indeed are roughing up the public more than they should, I also suspect that most are merely doing their jobs with the firmness required. It's difficult to chase a suspect through an alley, tackle him and cuff him without doing or saying something that would later look bad on an official complaint form.

"Ten complaints is not a lot of complaints," said Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police and a 30-year veteran of the force.

He said that a police officer doing his job in the most dutiful manner imaginable will still get complaints.

"When I came through the Academy, they told me that if I didn't get complaints, I wasn't doing my job," Donahue said.

I asked him if the complaints being kept secret works against the department, because the public assumes the worst.

"Each case is a torture case [in the mind of the public]," he said. "When in reality, the majority of them are minor, minor situations -- 'he put the cuffs on too tight.' The perception of the problem is much bigger than the problem."

Which is the dilemma in a nutshell. You only need one cop beating up a bartender on tape to undercut the work of 10,000 cops doing their jobs. That isn't fair, but as we all know, life ain't fair.

Anonymous said...

July 25, 1952 Puerto Rico became a self-governing U.S. commonwealth.

Is this the day Congressman Luis Gutierrez and the FALN commemorate by planting bombs that blowup NYPD police officers?

Anonymous said...

Witness details bribes to Chicago cop


A master thief and killer for the Outfit testified today that his mob boss gave a top Chicago cop, William Hanhardt, $1,000 to $1,200 a month in bribes and a new car every two years.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/mob/483144,CST-NWS-outfit25.article

Anonymous said...

By Azam Ahmed | Tribune staff reporter
A group of Chicago police officers allegedly beat up four people after one of the officers ran a North Side stop sign in his unmarked police car and nearly hit some of them, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court today.

The civil lawsuit was filed by four men, three of whom pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from the Jan. 7 incident. But their attorney said they did so out of fear and to avoid hefty legal expenses and charges that could have led to jail time.

The suit names some but not all of the officers, who could not immediately be reached for comment.



Police spokeswoman Monique Bond told the Associated Press that the incident is under investigation and that the officers' status remains unchanged pending the outcome of that investigation.

The officers allegedly beat some of the plaintiffs before and after they were handcuffed and arrested, according to the lawsuit, which accuses the officers of excessive force, unlawful seizure, denial of medical attention, conspiracy, failure to intervene, and assault and battery.

"It illustrates well that in this city the problem of police brutality extends to pockets of the city that don't receive the media attention," said Jon Loevy, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs. "It could be anyone in this city."

The altercation began as Ruben Vazquez, Jacob Butko and Shaun Meesak were crossing Clark Street at Leland Avenue. An unmarked car went through a stop sign and nearly hit the three men, according to the complaint.

Butko, 28, yelled and made an obscene gesture at the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The car stopped, and two men got out and ordered Vazquez and Meesak up against a fence, according to the suit.

One of the men began punching Vazquez and Meesak in the face while another watched, the suit alleges.

"The officers came out swinging, hit me in the face about a half a dozen times and said that I had flipped them off," Vazquez said at a news conference today.

During the encounter, Vazquez was allowed to leave but officers continued to beat and choke Meesak, the suit alleges. "He choked me for a long time and I almost lost consciousness," Meesak said of one of his alleged assailants.

Another officer approached Butko and threw him into a car, punching him repeatedly, the suit alleges. He was then handcuffed by the officer and punched several more times, according to the complaint.

As the men were being beaten, another victim, Derrick Peoples, stepped outside of a nearby bar where the men had been at a party and noticed his friends being assaulted and cried out for the officers to stop, according to the suit.

An officer threatened Peoples with arrest, he said, and he returned to the bar. The officer followed Peoples into the bar, drew his gun and pointed it at Peoples' face before dragging and pushing him out of the bar, the complaint says.

Lawyers filing the suit today stressed that the victims have no criminal history as adults, are all employed and all but Vazquez are college graduates.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070726cops-lawsuit,1,7788739,full.story?coll=chi_tab01_layout&ctrack=3&cset=true

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT BP!!!

REFUSE TO PURCHASE ANY GASOLINE FROM THESE TOXIC DUMPERS, IT'S OUR DRINKING WATER

BP IS THE 8TH LARGEST CORPORATION IN THE WORLD

First BP applies for a permit to dump 6,500 pounds of toxic sludge a day into Lake Michigan, now we find out that, they are and have been dumping MERCURY into the lake.

BP puts 2 pounds of mercury into the lake every year from its sprawling plant 3 miles southeast of Chicago in Whiting, Ind.
The BP refinery and a power plant in nearby Chesterton, Ind., are the only two industrial polluters that still dump mercury directly into Lake Michigan, federal records show.

Mercury builds up in the environment and is so toxic that even tiny drops can threaten fish and people.

THERE IS NO EFFECTIVE WAY TO REMOVE MERCURY FROM WATER ONCE IT IS IN THERE.

Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.