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News and Information for Chicago FOP members.

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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City-Hired Attorneys Defend Former Detective Boudreau, Attack Innocence Petition 

Obtaining a certificate of innocence is crucial in transforming convicted killers and rapists into multimillionaire folk heroes at the expense of hardworking detectives and police officers. The reason is that once a certificate of innocence is granted to someone like Day, it is far more difficult to contest the federal lawsuit against the detectives that inevitably takes shape soon after the once-convicted offender is released. 

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Chicago Media and PTSD in the Police

In either case, with a few exceptions, there is a war on the Chicago Police by the Chicago media. Media punks like Hinkel are now the norm, and they are the primary source for the mental anguish, post-traumatic stress, and rampant depression in the police department. They are also a major reason for the city’s chronic violent crime and the low resolution rate for murders. There is blood on their hands.

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More Than Just Smollett Case Taints Foxx Administration

What is interesting about Solache and Reyes and other “Guevara” cases is that some of them also accuse prosecutors of wrongdoing in the federal lawsuits, not just the detectives who investigated the crimes. So in these Guevara cases where Foxx let the killers out, she is also exposing her own prosecutors to intense civil litigation that has a devastating impact on their reputations and careers. How, then, would you like to be a prosecutor in Cook County with Kimberly Foxx as your boss? 

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Bombshell Motion Puts Former Governor, Media in Hot Seat

In a strongly worded motion this February, attorneys for detectives who worked a 1993 murder case that resulted in the conviction of Tyrone Hood and Wayne Washington for the murder of Marshall Morgan Jr. are seeking to depose former Governor Quinn in connection with the case. Morgan was a basketball player at the Illinois Institute of Technology when he was murdered.

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What Kim Foxx Won’t Do for Her Friends...

Which brings us to the other important side of Foxx’s friendships. One of Foxx’s most powerful allies are a cabal Chicago media activists. One function of these activists is to ignore the many scandals emerging in the Foxx administration, even scandals that make the Smollett case pale by comparison, like the exoneration of convicted killers and vacating convictions of ranking gang members that will allow them to remain in the country. Another function is the relentless vilification of the police.

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Local Media Unhinged?

FOP members exercised their First Amendment right to assemble and make known their anger over Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx’s wholesale selling out of her prosecutor’s office to push her own political ideology. The FOP demonstration was in part prompted by Foxx’s decision to let Jussie Smollett off with no charges, despite an investigation by the CPD uncovering clear evidence that he falsely reported a hate crime. 

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