There he goes again

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Jo-dy, Jo-dy, Jo-dy
Jody Weis, the alleged Superintendent of Police, stripped six more police officers of their powers in a mysterious brutality case.  Last week, Weis held an unusual 8PM press conference- strange enough, in and of itself- to claim a sergeant was being investigated for physically abusing a suspect in custody.  Then he ran off before answering any questions.  Must have had a hot call- a disturbance upstairs over statistics or something.

He gave no details of the case.  All we know is some mystery suspect was beaten in some unknown location while in custody for an unknown offense by a Sergeant while other police officers supposedly watched or participated.

He blathered that he will not tolerate police brutality.  Well, it would be nice to have just a few more details.  Either this is a horrendous case of police abuse which could bring shame and embarrassment to the department, it is minor and insignificant, or worse, it is just an allegation and has yet to be proven.

The problem here is Weis.  He could care less about brutality, allegations of brutality, or even false allegations.  Weis needs good press.  He will do anything to get good press.  He will go to any extreme to just get some press.  So he finds something, titillates the media all day, then holds a late night press conference, exposes it, and looks like a hero.  He can blather all he wants about not tolerating something, then rush back to the safety of his office.

The least he could have done was provide a few, even minor details, to a gullible media.  Did this happen in a lock up, in a station, in a wagon, on the street while the mystery man was handcuffed, in a hospital; what form of “battery” to what kind of “suspect” occurred?  Was the mystery suspect pushed, shoved, slapped, punched kicked, struck with a nightstick, flashlight, or some other object?  Is there a video, photographs of the alleged injuries, or any medical evidence?

Now there are some stories floating around.  That is all they are, stories.  Until Weis gives up a little tid bit, we will not know anything.  Which is just he way he wants it.

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About Peter V. Bella

Peter V. Bella is a passionate cook and photographer. Mr. Bella started cooking as a child with his parents. He has taken professional courses through the years. Mr. Bella a a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Chicago.
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