Monday, September 8, 2008

Why Did Ald. Shiller Vouch for This Guy???

Why did Ald. Helen Shiller (46th Ward) help a guy who threatened to shoot someone get back on CPD's hiring list? Other aldermen are guilty of using their clout to reinstate people who were removed from the CPD hiring lists, and they are too often put back on, as Shiller's buddy was... The Sun-Times has a bombshell story today: Dozens of applicants made the hire list despite drug records, battery arrests and rejections from other departments... Many of those returned to the hiring list are related to current or retired cops who spoke on their behalf. Three times, aldermen successfully went to bat for rejected applicants. For example: Three were endorsed by aldermen despite prior problems with the law. Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) backed a woman arrested for impeding a shooting investigation; Ald. Helen Shiller (46th) vouched for a man who threatened to shoot someone, and Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) supported a man who sold drugs in the late 1990s. WHO WAS THE MAN SHILLER VOUCHED FOR? WHO DID HE THREATEN TO SHOOT? WHY DID HE THREATEN TO SHOOT SOMEONE? FULL STORY at the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES... RELATED: Alderman Shiller's Bloody Hands