Tuesday, February 24, 2009


At least five Chicago Police employees violated rules and regulations when a 14-year-old police impersonator went on patrol in January on the South Side, officials said today.

Police have completed their internal investigation into the security breach, said Tina Skahill, chief of the Internal Affairs Division. The department will not make its findings public until Supt. Jody Weis reviews them.

“We did find evidence that department members — at least five — violated department rules and regulations,” Skahill said.

No recommendations for discipline have been sent up the chain of command yet, Skahill said.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video and interviewed witnesses in their probe of the breach.

Likely discipline could range from reprimands to suspensions.


Bitch 2 :
I talked to few people that worked with the gooofy broad and she shouldn't be the police. It's another example of the "New CPD" they have no common sense. How do you work with a 14yr old for 5 hours and don't think something might be wrong ? Not only that she's another Black eye for women on this job . Just another stupid Broad
Don't get me wrong but yes the Sgt. or Lt. should have caught it but she was with him for FIVE HOURS
This whole incident was an embarressment


John M. Wills said...

It's sad. I remember back in 1971 when I went on the job. I worried that I might look too young to be taken seriously. But I had just returned from military service, and hopefully my vocabulary and experience trumped the youthful look. How do you spend 5 hours with a 14 year old, discussing things, and not be suspicious?

Hogday said...

A 14 yr old impersonated police? What did she do, turn up in uniform and blag her way into a police station? Any chance of a little more info please, as this is intriguing.

Bitches In Blue said...

This is what happened

14-year-old boy impersonates Chicago cop
January 26, 2009 12:37 AM | 75 Comments | UPDATED STORY
Chicago police arrested a 14-year-old boy for impersonating one of their own on Saturday.

The boy, who has been charged as a juvenile with impersonating an officer, walked into the Grand Crossing (3rd) District station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., dressed in a Chicago police uniform, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. The boy, who reported for duty about 1:30 p.m., partnered with another police officer for about five hours.

The boy identified himself as an officer from another district but was detailed for the day to Grand Crossing and also was savvy enough to sign out a police radio and a ticket book, according to a source. The source also said the boy went on traffic stops with the officer he went on the street with.

Bond said the boy "did not write tickets" and said there was "no information to indicate that he [was] ever behind the wheel."

At an afternoon news conference police said the boy had no interaction with the public. But according to an ABC News report Monday morning, the boy told his mother that he went on several calls--including for domestic violence.

After his tour was over, a ranking officer became suspicious of the boy. The source said the officer discovered the teen was not a real police officer when he couldn't produce any credentials.

The source said the boy had an empty holster and a newspaper in place of a ballistic vest in his vest carrier.

Police described the boy as a former "police explorer," which means he was part of a community program run through the police department's Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) that allows youth to interact with Chicago police officers. He was part of the explorer program in 2008 in the Englewood (7th) District.

"The boy was not armed and the matter is under investigation with Internal Affairs," Bond said.

Bond also said that how the boy acquired the police uniform was under investigation. Police officers need to present identification while acquiring their uniforms.

"This individual [the boy] has identified an egregious breach in security," Deputy Supt. of Patrol Dan Dugan said at an afternoon news conference.

Hogday said...

What can one say but, Fuck me!

leomemorial said...

I'm catching up on the great blog...

"...few people that worked with the gooofy broad..."

You must be a fellow southsider :)