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Chicago FOP Open Letter to Superintendent: Resign

Chicago FOP Open Letter to Superintendent: Resign

Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix

September 14, 2010

At these same Town Hall meetings you stated that Merit Promotions would be drastically changed. Officers would no longer need the recommendation of a member of Exempt Rank to be considered. The old boy system was out the door. Each member would submit a resume directly to you and be judged on his or her individual merits. Shortly after your last Town Hall meeting a new order was released outlining the procedures to apply for meritorious promotions. Members still needed the recommendation of a member of Exempt Rank. This order, which kept the status quo, was signed by you.

The FOP is in constant discussions with the Department regarding implementation of many policies and programs in an attempt to work with the Department. The Office of the Superintendent and those bureaus under your command constantly release orders while in the midst of discussions with FOP. The two most recent were orders regarding criteria for a Police Tech Test and the Summer Anti-Violence Initiative.

While I was reading the Police Tech Test draft order proposal that the Department had submitted to our office, the actual order was released. While I was addressing a midnight roll call in the 020th District, the Watch Commander read the order issued by the Department regarding the Summer Anti-Violence Initiative even though the FOP was still in discussion with the Department about the order. How could this possibly be misconstrued as a failure of the FOP to work with the Department?

To suggest that “Perhaps the union leadership is out of touch with their membership, as demonstrated by the lack of representation among minorities or women within their top ranks.” is one of the most ridiculous statements that I have seen attributed to you. The Board of Directors that represents the members of the FOP could not be more representative of the membership as each person serving on the Board is elected by the membership that he or she serves. It is truly a sad state of affairs when the appointed leader of the Chicago Police Department attempts to somehow turn this into a racial or gender issue in order to try to divert attention from the facts.

Superintendent Weis, in my humble opinion, you have either been intentionally untruthful in your comments to me and the FOP membership or you have naively made promises that you could not live up to. Either way, this is not leadership in any way, shape, or form that our membership deserves or expects. Please take a cue from our Mayor. Resign.

Richard L. Aguilar
Financial Secretary
Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7

  • Sfa_iv_max50


    almost 4 years ago



  • Derrick_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I agree with t1401hm FOP wants business as usual to continue. What do business as usual means not to prosecute CPD Officers who breaks the law themselves the laws everybody else have to abide by. With all the crime and gun violence that's happening in Chicago they want to protest against the Police Chief what a shame, no wonder murders go free in Chicago.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    almost 4 years ago


    It's never good for the rank & file when the brass is as out of touch as the C.P.D. chief appeares to be. Best of luck to the men and women of the C.P.D. !!!!

  • 1979_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sounds like this "Chief" is just another politician and needs to be fired. Try getting an actual LEO who has worked his way up through the ranks and remembers what it is like to work the streets and get his hands dirty for a change.

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    almost 4 years ago



  • Fake_sunset_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sounds like the chief has his days numbered

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I was never a fan of a Fed running a police of department. Great letter and hang in there my brother and sisters in blue in CPD.

  • Chief_instigator_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    You sure this didnt involve one of Richmond, VA's FORMER "chiefs"? We had one that was so bad I cheered when he left. Hey, this same turkeey got caught trying to get an undeclared loaded firearm admitted in checked baggage. Claimed he "forgot" where the pistol was. That time, Detroit, Michigan's loss (they hired him) was our gain. Sounds like the same kind of self-assessed "superchief". Fire the bum.

  • The-runaway-stretched-canvas-print-c13214034_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    It seems to me that in too many depts across the country some where in the promotionn process a part of the brain is removed and a person forgets where they come from and who they really are.......Chief, sheriff, Cept. LT, Superintendant....It doesnt matter....We are all cops and we need to remember that. I know that the guys in charge now are the same ones that had gripes about the uppers when they were a what happened? when or where did they forget their roots

  • Images_max160_sq90_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Video is on this link.

  • Images_max160_sq90_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What I saw looked like Weis did a great job. I wish someone would explain what "cops should be allowed to be cops" really means if Weis is at fault. He's FBI yes, but he's still law enforcement.

    The bad guys are outside not among those in blue. The military is the same way. Navy hates Army. Army hates the Marines. The Marines at the Navy. This is really childish behavior. Every law enforcement officer's core is and shoud always be" Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity. Leave the egos at the door and arrest the scum that have taken our streets.

    If he's wrong then he's wrong, but I don't see anything here folks.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    great letter

  • 100_1316_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Could you maybe call the Dallas branch of the FOP also? LOL good letter, hope it garners more attention than simply on this website. :)

  • Motor_cop_comic_max160_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Great letter! No offense intended to FBI agents in general, but cops are cops and FBI agents are FBI agents...the two are different from each other in many ways. The cops are in the streets day after day, dealing with all those "little" issue like DV's, drunks, gun runs, EDP's, etc. The mental atitude is very different, in my humble opinion.

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Bump USLawman1983

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