Second City Cop as you probably know is running a story about an off-duty Chicago Police Office who is being sentenced to 5 years in prison for defending himself. Read the story at ABS7 and become as outraged as I am. My outrage is directed at a judge (bench trial) who advocates "turning the other cheek", a prosecutor who didn't feel the officers response was "warranted" and most of all at a police officer/officers that felt the need to arrest Mike Mette.
According to SCC this will be the subject of a Sunday John Kass article. I really don't expect to any hear any kind of a comment out of 35th street. I know we'll get the usual "where is FOP on this one" but the question asked should be where are we?.......There are plenty of people you, the rank and file, should be contacting........
The FOP Grand Lodge
Iowa, Governor Culver's Office
Dubuque Police Chief, Kim Wadding
Dubuque County Attorney's Office (563) 589-4470
Our real hope here is that Mike is able to successfully appeal this outrageous verdict and that justice will prevail.
UPDATE:Excellent piece by John Kass