Daily Archives: March 20, 2009
The "DUI SuperCop" phenomenon is getting so bad in Chicago that the Illinois Attorney General is stepping in and requiring the top "DUI-busters" to have their police cars equipped with videotaping equipment to justify their arrests.
Prosecutor Says Top DUI Cops Need Squad-Car Cameras
Lawrence X. O’Reilly identifies 28 officers for supplying video evidence
Chicago, IL. Mar. 19 – The top prosecutor in Cook County’s Traffic Court has asked the Chicago Police to assign video-equipped squad cars to officers who frequently make drunken-driving arrests.
Lawrence X. O’Reilly, supervisor of the state’s attorney’s traffic division, has identified 28 Chicago officers who regularly have DUI cases before the court, sources said. O’Reilly wants them to have video evidence to support their arrests.
Last year, Officer John Haleas was charged with falsifying information in DUI arrests. Officer Joe D. Parker is under investigation for the same thing…
Do you really think cops are only doing this in Chicago? See my earlier posts for just a few examples of this growing trend: DUI SuperCops (Florida), SuperCops…and SuperCons (Oregon), How to Be a "Top Cop" (New Jersey) and SuperCops: The Smoking Gun (Texas).