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Thursday, December 08, 2005

GENERAL, not feeling it

I have a couple of things to write about, but I'm feeling a bit "under the weather".

Here's a link to my column in the Forest Park Review. Do you think Congressman Danny K. Davis will respond?

The Oak Park Police Department is disciplining one of its officers. (See Wednesday Journal.)

Note to Forest Park, this is what a police chief is supposed to do when he has credible allegations of misconduct by one of his officers. And when the village administrator has credible allegations of misconduct by the police chief--like covering-up police brutality--the village administrator is supposed to investigate the police chief and hold him accountable. When you cover-up a crime, you commit a crime.

What's on your mind?


  • Been following both as I feel the same way about police brutality and mis-conduct. Read the Journal article about this one in Oak Park. Sounds like Oak Park gets it. Issue raised, proper investigation conducted, hearing before the police board, resolution to issue, officer get's disciplined and punishment appears to fit the offense, officer apologizes, police chief welcomes officer back and everyone moves on.

    Forest Park raises issue, under-investigates and offers policeman a 20 day supsension, he rejects because he felt as though he was being singled out for things no one else has been, police chief then says o.k., I'll fire you then, hearing before police board, numerous high ranking policemen contradict police chief, village has already spent over $35,000 and not even close to finishing. Now there are allegations of cover-up on police brutality by the chief. WTF?
    Found it strange that the attorney for both chiefs is Pat Lucansky? He's found a goldmine here!

    By Blogger watching & waiting, at 8:56 PM, December 09, 2005  

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