The Chicago PD Is Despicable

Today’s posts are somewhat police-heavy, and for that I apologize, but all three of these stories are important enough to be posted on the same day. This story, sadly, if by far the worst of the three.

Remember Ella French, the Chicago police officer who was shot and killed in her first few years on the job? Well, you would think the despicable Chicago Police Department would let her rest in peace, but no, that trait is not combined in their collective DNA.

A civilian oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department last week released a report from its review of a February 2019 police raid, which recommended a three-day suspension for police officer Ella French, who was killed in August during a traffic stop.

President of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, was upset with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) for including French’s name following her death.

“This is the latest example of why that agency has zero credibility in the eyes of every CPD officer,” Catanzara told WGN. “We demand an apology immediately for the intentional harm caused to Ella’s family, friends and co-workers.”

Most big cities have civilian offices of accountability, and most of them are comprised of far-left clowns who hate the police. Ella is dead, so what good does it do to smear her name after she’s gone?

The COPA report reviewed the Feb. 21, 2019 police raid involving French, where Young, 50, was undressing for bed when police officers busted through her front door to execute a search warrant that was actually for a suspect living several houses away, according to Fox 32 Chicago.

Young was handcuffed before she could get dressed as police searched her home for the suspect.

Following French’s death, Young said French was the only officer who showed “dignity or respect,” as she removed the handcuffs and turned off her body camera to allow Young to get dressed, according to her lawsuit against the city.

So the woman who filed the lawsuit said the only person who treated her with respect was Ella French, and still the COPA, the Chicago P.D., and the city of Chicago still thought it was a good idea to drag Ella French’s name through the mud.

This is by far the most disgusting story I have ever read.

R.I.P. Chicago: 1833-2021

The Chicago Police Department took another hit after Mayor Lori “Groot” Lightfoot and Superintendent David Brown have effectively banned all police foot pursuits. The defunding of the policy – both monetarily and procedurally – continues apace.

Chicago police will be adopting a new foot chase policy that looks to limit when an officer can engage in the tactic. This comes after two cases of policy killing someone they were in pursuit of on foot.

Well, that’s extraordinarily vague. Were the shootings justified, or were the suspects murdered?

The new policy, which goes into effect on June 11, prohibits foot chases in connection to minor traffic offenses or for criminal offenses less than a Class A misdemeanor, “unless the person poses an obvious threat to the community or any person.”

The policy says that foot pursuits are now “appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.”

In nearly twenty-seven years on the job, I can tell you 95% of foot pursuits fall into the above category. No one is chasing people for public urination or spitting on the sidewalk.

Foot pursuits are to be discontinued if someone requires medical attention, if the officer loses the suspect’s location, if the officer believes they wouldn’t be able to control the suspect in the case of a confrontation, and “if the need to apprehend the subject is not worth the risk to responding officers, the public or the subject.”

And there it is. Mayor Groot’s new policy effectively eliminates all foot pursuits, because the Superintendent and the Internal Affairs investigators will claim chasing that homicide suspect wasn’t worth the risk.