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News and Information for Chicago FOP members.

FOP To The Tribune: Enough

In an unprecedented move, the Executive Board of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 (FOP) voted unanimously Tuesday to cease cooperation with the Chicago Tribunebecause of a powerful anti-police agenda at the newspaper together with an unwillingness by certain Tribune staff members to objectively report vital criminal justice issues.


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A Tale Of Two Cities

In the backdrop of the Alstory Simon lawsuit, Madigan and Emanuel are transformed. Both of them presided over their public offices during the unfolding of the Porter scandal and several others, both remained silent about the corruption in the movement and allowed the City of Chicago to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, settlements the FOP has argued they should not have made.

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Attorneys For Accused Detectives Attack Police Misconduct Claim In Vicious Rape Case

Attorneys for two “Burge” era detectives and the City of Chicago told a federal judge Friday that they would file a motion for summary judgment to dismiss a civil lawsuit by a man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of raping and burning a woman.

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FOP Statement On Shooting

Before even the barest facts were verified in the fatal shooting of an armed assailant by a Chicago Police Officer Saturday night, the Chicago media was ramping up every angle they could muster to paint the shooting unjustified.

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Jackie Wilson Attorney And Retracted Witness Statements...

So, what else is new? Wrongful conviction attorneys like Slosar are not newcomers to the game of drudging up recantations from witnesses whose original testimony years before was key in prosecutors winning convictions of defendants like Wilson. Indeed, the city has paid out nearly a half billion dollars in settlements that have arisen over the past decade at least in part due to wrongful conviction lawsuits brought by attorneys like Loevy & Loevy, many based on retracted witness statements.

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FOP Statement On Verdict In Rivera Case...

This verdict will likely pave the way for wrongful conviction attorneys to build a pattern and practice case against Guevara and other detectives, one that will likely result in more financial settlements with the City. What will aid in their obtaining further settlements is the breakdown of the Chicago media, which fails time and again to investigate fully and impartially the evidence of misconduct in this movement.

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Bonfire Of The Progressives

Zorn’s conduct in this case, and his writing about it, aches for a serious investigation, a deeper look. His employer, the Chicago Tribune, owes that to the reading public, owes it to the family members of the couple slain in 1982 by Porter. But Zorn is protected from such inquiry. For all their chatter about a code of silence in the Chicago Police Department, a far more pervasive and dangerous code of silence exists in the Chicago media.

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