The Watch

News and Information for Chicago FOP members.

FOP: Time for DOJ to Investigate Evidence of False Allegations Against Cops

Consider this: The city under the Rahm administration walked into federal court and agreed to a consent decree between the city and the state Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleging that the police routinely violate the constitutional rights of minorities. Now the city is marching into the very same federal court and alleging that its police officers are being falsely accused of violating the constitutional rights of minorities. 

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Will Supreme Court Slap Down Ludicrous Appeals Court Ruling?

If the appeal were to stand, it would effectively undermine detectives in their investigations. It also threatens to undermine convictions throughout the state by providing convicted offenders with a legal basis to challenge their convictions. Is there any doubt that Chicago’s powerful anti-police law firms that score millions of dollars claiming police misconduct and constitutional violations aren’t drooling at such a prospect? 

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Offender or Victim?

Despite the homophobic verbal attacks, the officer and her girlfriend repeatedly walked away from the man, who, they say, became more and more intoxicated and aggressive throughout the evening, according to her lawyer. The verbal attacks by the man became so bad that even the officer’s father told the man to cease making the statements. 

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COPA Cover-up?

Attorneys for the FOP alleged Monday that the city’s police oversight agency, COPA, deliberately hid the opinion of their own expert exonerating a police officer for a fatal police shooting.  

FOP attorneys for Robert Rialmo—who is faced with losing his job after COPA ruled that his shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent bystander, Bettie Jones, was not justified—argued that a use-of-force expert hired by a law firm working for COPA stated in an email that the expert believed the shooting was justified. 

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