Friday, November 06, 2015

SILENCE! Eleven Cops Suspended For Viewing Emanuel Robbery Report—So We're Publishing It

Eleven Chicago cops have received one-day suspensions and disciplinary action for accessing the police report that documents the robbery of mayor Rahm Emanuel's son last December, the Sun-Times reports today.

Police reports are public records that virtually anyone can review, given a few modest redactions. In fact, we've decided to publish the Emanuel robbery report right now (click to enlarge):

Whoop. Tee. Doo.

Oh, sure. There's plenty of stuff in this report that certain people may not like the public to see. Like the special treatment that the mayoral son received. But giving cops the shaft for reading something that they could legally acquire as easily as we did?

A police spokesman told the Sun-Times yesterday that the officers are being punished for “inappropriately access[ing] police reports."

Rrrrrrright.
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42 comments:

  1. As I recall, the perp got a slap on the wrist; probation?

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    1. Yes. And then he was promptly arrested again. Search our site for "Phillip Payne"

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  2. You guys rule. We live in a democracy. Thank you.

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    1. Some people seem to have forgotten that.

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    2. "We live in a democracy."

      But it seems more like Rahm is a little dictator. Unreal.

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    3. It's actually a republic

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  3. For those of us who are less familiar with standard protocol here... how does this show special treatment?

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    1. Glad you asked. Here you go.

      http://www.cwbchicago.com/2015/01/very-very-special-victims-unit-emanuel.html

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  4. On the phone late at night with his "college counselor"....

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  5. Yea ..you dont mess with royalty. .whata bunch of facist bull...maybe Tom can lead the fight for the truth...

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  6. That's a lot of Cops responding! The victim must know somebody.

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    1. $645,780 worth responding
      https://data.cityofchicago.org/Administration-Finance/Current-Employee-Names-Salaries-and-Position-Title/xzkq-xp2w

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  7. But no punishment for the cop(s) who intentionally flubbed the Koschman/Vanecko case?? Unreal folks, just unreal. You just can't make this stuff up. What college counselor was his son talking to at 10pm on a Friday before x-mas break?? Mr. Blueberry? Mr. Super Silver Haze? Mr. Northern Lights? Who?

    Talk about being up shits creek with a turd for a paddle....so let me wish the best of luck to whomever opts to stay in Lakeview if this any hallmark of what's to come.

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    1. The head of that investigation just got promoted to chief
      of detectives.

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  8. I don't blame the officers for wanting to take a look, but in a way, they should have known better. Some clouted cop probably took it upon themselves to be the little sycophant and report fellow officers in order to gain favor.

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    1. The report is in the on-line case reporting system. A login record file is kept. No one needed to "rat" anyone out. The system did it automatically.

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  9. I love you, CWB.

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    1. Ditto>>>>LOVE!!

      Yes, they were wrong to sneak a peek, but if CPD and Rahm had been up front when it happened == remember all that promised 'transparency?' ....

      Having just heard Leah Remini describe the police state tactics of the Church of Scientology of reporting
      violations by your fellow members, seems the CPD has its own share of rats.

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    2. No, you're wrong. There is no general order, rule or regulation that bars sworn officers from reading a report. In fact, we are encouraged to do so.

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  10. good question! Why are those officers in trouble when anyone can request the report?

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  11. Officers are not prohibited from looking at reports written by other cops. It's supposed to be part of our job. We are prohibited from sharing details with the media. That's the heart of what's going on here. The suspensions will be fought.

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  12. How are Police Officers going to follow up on a crimes, if they get punished for looking at a simple report?

    Seems to me that the Chicago Police dept. discourages Police Officers looking for Offenders via not allowing Police Officers to review reports for wanted suspects, patterns and possible solutions to a crime!

    If I worked for this Chicago Police dept. I would NOT do anything for fear of taking suspension time!

    My family and livelihood is way more important than getting suspended for trying to do my job!

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  13. So the perps were charged with committing strong armed robbery. But if Rahm's son dropped the cell phone after being hit, shouldn't they have charged with theft of lost or mislaid property? Because dropping your cellphone and having someone scoop it up and take it makes it mislaid, right? (sarcasm).

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    1. Not sarcasm at all, toto. We've seen cases in which a victim is knocked unconscious by attackers who then take their valuables. CPD recorded it as a primary offense of battery with a secondary offense of theft. No joke.

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    2. If he dropped it after being punched, then it was taken by force, which is a robbery.

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    3. So according to your other story, if someone breaks into my garage and takes the things I put in my garage, those things must have been lost or mislaid by me when I put them in the garage. Do the cops derermine these charges or the state's attorney?

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  14. Far more than eleven officers are being suspended for accessing this report. It's a real shame.

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  15. If you work in the District, you should be able to access any report made in the district and even neighboring districts. That's right were fetal. Never mind.

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  16. "inappropriately access[ing] police reports"
    They're freaking police officers. Aren't they suppose to look at police reports so that they are familiar with crime in the city? Aren't they suppose to view police reports so that they become familiar with patterns of criminals in the city?
    Seriously, this is the stupidest discipline I have heard of.

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    1. The answers to your questions are:

      Yes

      Yes

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  17. Keep up the good work!

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  18. His kid was outside smoking some weed and got robbed by the guy who was selling it to him.

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    1. That's more realistic. I can accept that

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  19. The games people play. How very stupid. That's bound to help already low morale, eh. Sad this Willie the Weasel mayor got elected again. He thinks he is king and people are his subjects. You can't look at the royal families files, next time it will be 50 lashes.

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  20. This article is featured today on SCC. Great work as always. Thank you!!!

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  21. Problem is that the victim at 17 is a Juvenile and Juvenile reports are not common access.
    (Also, go to New York if you want to refer to the bad guys as "perps"!)

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    1. At age 17, he is an adult.

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  22. We, the Police you USED to have, tried to warn you when you were drooling all over Rahm just because he was White House Chief of Staff/Minister of Propaganda...

    When a politician hides crucial background information and has records sealed in to deny YOU the voters the ability to exercise due diligence?

    Rahm allegedly holds a Master's degree in Communications from N.U.

    Most major universities require a published and bound thesis paper at the graduate level.
    Right?

    Valuable insight.
    Right?

    Not according to Rahm Emanuel.

    Enjoy...

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  23. Zach Emanuel was attended to by a physician at the home? Do physicians still make house calls?

    Talk about privlidged..

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  24. His kids is mess but what do you expect with father like that.

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