Saturday, November 10, 2007

Twisted Sister - The Price

For years, dapper police spokesman Pat Camden was on TV giving reporters the department's version of events in shootings by officers.

No more.

The Office of Professional Standards, which investigates shootings by Chicago Police officers, is taking over the job.

Prosecutors may be pulled
OPS will take a second look at shootings and other police misconduct cases that result in legal payouts by the city, Rosenzwieg said. She said she is trying to "build public trust and bolster the accountability of the Chicago Police Department."

One focus of hers is the roundtable -- a panel that includes police brass, detectives, prosecutors and OPS. They question the officer hours after a shooting.

It's the price alright, the big city payouts, now an added burden on to us for defending our lives and the safety of citizens.