Monday, March 9, 2009


A federal judge today chastised police Supt. Jody Weis for "sending the wrong message" when he refused at first to turn over the names of officers who have at least five citizen complaints filed against them since 2000.

On Friday, Weis relented, following the judge's order and giving the names to lawyers representing a woman in an excessive-force case against the city.

That was enough to get U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman to drop a contempt finding against Weis.

But the judge wasn't happy that Weis had delayed turning over the list. He ordered the city to pay the legal expenses of the plaintiffs' attorneys.

“No one is above the law,” Gettleman said.

He cited a 1928 Supreme Court decision that said: “If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law. It invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy.”

Weis apologized to Gettleman, saying his original decision to defy the court order was one of the "most difficult decisions I have made in my life."

"I just wanted to apologize if I offended the court in any way," said Weis, who was flanked by city attorneys.

In his original decision to refuse the court's order, Weis had written that handing over the roughly 2,500 names would "compromise officers' performance, threaten safety, reduce morale and improperly impugn many officers' otherwise well-deserved good reputations."
Go figure. I don't think this could reduce morale any lower than it is.This list should have never come out in the first place.


Anonymous said...

J Fraud should apologize just not to the judge or the piece of shit suing the city. Jfraud should apologize to every police officer in the city. He is a piece of shit who is destroying the police department.

That being said Bob Smith and his wife should have been fired long ago.

Cpdcoppurr said...

JFED should reach between his legs, find his balls and squeeze. Remember he has a pair, and do something for the rank and file of CPD. If he CAN find them. I am thinking all the steroids that boy has taken, made them shrivel up and shrink. How are those botox shots going for ya Jodie???