Complaints Against Officers Down On Jody Weis' Watch

02/09/2011 08:19 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis came into office in 2008 with a mandate to crack down on officer misconduct following a string of scandals.

When Mayor Daley appointed him, Weis said, "public confidence in the police department has eroded" because "some officers have fundamentally abused their trust." Yet during his first three years in office, Weis filed 62 disciplinary cases with the Police Board compared to 106 cases in the three years before he was appointed -- nearly a 42 percent difference, records show.

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