Archive for April, 2009


Chicago police rip their pension fund for investing in business tied to Robert Vanecko, nephew of Mayor Richard Daley

Investing the pension funds of city departments, in this case Chicago PD, into a realty company owned by Mayor Daley’s nephew sounds really fishy. How the heck does this guy last as mayor with all the shady deals–Meigs Field, Ohare Expansion, and this, among others…. Like the old adage says, “It is good to be king.”Officers also blasted fund officials for not complying with a subpoena from Chicago’s inspector general By Dan Mihalopoulos | Tribune reporter April 30, 2009Dozens of Chicago police officers jammed their pension fund’s board meeting Wednesday to question an investment deal for a real estate firm involving …Read more […..]

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Dallas police seeking impostor who made arrests

How the heck does this stuff happen???DALLAS, Texas — A 21-year-old man claiming to be in the military helped Dallas patrol officers answer calls and make arrests, and he accompanied them on a ride-along, but officials say he was the one taking police for a ride.The impostor, identified as Ryan Caskey, wore a bulletproof vest and carried a U.S. Marine military police badge and a Glock, which he reportedly drew from its holster as he kicked in a door at a Far North Dallas apartment.Authorities said Caskey, who is wanted for questioning, claimed to be in an FBI task force, had the cop lingo and swagger down pat, and followed …Read more […..]

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NYPD Officers Charged With Rape

This does not look good. If true, definitely a bad example of serving and protecting…NEW YORK (April 28) – A police officer called to help a drunken woman get home safely instead raped her as she lay semiconscious and facedown in her bed while his partner acted as a lookout, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were suspended from duty and pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of rape, burglary and official misconduct in the Dec. 6 incident in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.The officers were held on $175,000 bail, which both later posted. Their attorneys disputed the woman’s version of …Read more […..]

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Officer, suspect killed in southeast Ala. standoff

HEADLAND, Ala. — Officers in southeast Alabama shot a suspect to death after he killed one police officer and badly wounded a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.Police said they got a call Friday afternoon that 53-year-old Fred Davis was firing a shotgun into the air outside his trailer. Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Ted Yost was first on the scene, and Davis shot and wounded him with the shotgun, State Trooper Kevin Cook said.Davis then shot and killed Headland Officer Dexter Hammond with a high-powered rifle before other arriving officers shot and killed him, Cook said.Yost was in serious condition Saturday morning, according …Read more […..]

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Officials: 2 Fla. sheriff's deputies fatally shot

CRESTVIEW, Fla. – Two north Florida sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot at a shooting range by a suspect who was later killed by deputies after he fled across the county line, authorities said.It happened around 1 p.m. Saturday when the two Okaloosa County deputies went to Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center in response to a domestic violence call, sheriff’s officials said.Deputies Burt Lopez and Deputy Warren “Skip” York were pronounced dead after being airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, about 45 miles away, the sheriff’s office said. Sheriff’s officials identified their killer as Joshua Cartwright, …Read more […..]

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Supreme Court limits car searches

Yet another victory for criminals everywhere. My buddy at Chicago PD tells me all the time that this country is “going downhill fast” and I tend to believe him….Merely arresting a driver does not ‘provide a police entitlement’ to search the vehicle, says Justice John Paul StevensThe Supreme Court put a new limit on police searches of cars Tuesday, saying that “countless individuals guilty of nothing more serious than a traffic violation” have had their vehicles searched in violation of rights in recent decades.In a 5-4 decision, the justices set aside a 1981 opinion that had given police broad authority to search cars whenever …Read more […..]

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Dog found stabbed to death in bathtub

A Chicago man has been charged with animal cruelty after police called to his home in the Belmont Central neighborhood found his dog stabbed to death in a bathtub, police said today.Officers responded Monday at about 4 a.m. to a call for a well-being check at William McIntosh’s home in the 5800 block of West Fullerton Avenue. They later found the body of the dog, a female pit bull, in the tub with multiple stab wounds, police said.It was unclear why McIntosh, 45, allegedly stabbed the animal, police said. He scheduled to appear in bond court today. …Read more […..]

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