[Chicago's having a spree of police impersonations lately, the last high
profile case back in Jan '09 with a 14-year-old on patrol for five hours,
http://www.infosecnews.org/hypermail/0901/15843.html - WK]
By Second City Cop
March 02, 2009
>From an e-mail we received, another impostor was grabbed trying to enter
the 025th District last week. The fake cop wore combat boots, black BDU
pants, two sergeant chevrons lapel pins and carried his own Motorola
radio in a pocket. When challenged by an alert officer, the subject
admitted to not being the police and was arrested.
As the City refuses to actually invest in the physical security of
police stations, it falls on the officers to maintain vigilance who
comes and goes into the workplace. There might be some examples being
made shortly as to the importance of knowing who's who.
So why do we get letters like this every so often?
* Hey SCC, just thought you'd like to know, that even after the
003rd Dist. fiasco and coppers being pulled off the streets and
out of the offices to guard broken doors, that when challenged,
the Area 4 CAPS lieutenant thinks she doesn't have to show ID. It
seems she was coming in the back door this past week and when
asked by a front office person for ID, she went off on the cop in
front of half a dozen witnesses, flashing her gun and star saying,
"This is my ID" and berating the cop for not knowing who she is.
So what's the f#$%^ing point of checking ID's if some b#$%^ of a
supervisor is going to put herself above the rules when a whole
bunch of fellow cops are about to take suspension time for not
checking someone's bona fides?
(assorted profanity deleted by SCC)
If the rules are to be applied, they will be applied across the board.
We hope that J-Fed wears his ID properly at HQ and sets an example for
all the other people who work there. We also think he ought to expect
the HQ security people to stop him each and every day and not be afraid
to challenge him if his ID happens to be turned around backwards or is
tucked behind a jacket lapel.
And hopefully, people like the Area 4 CAPS lieutenant, get the message
that they aren't above the example J-Fed is setting for them.
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