Chicago cop accused of attacking two ...

Chicago cop accused of attacking two people at Niles lounge

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 17, 2008, titled Chicago cop accused of attacking two people at Niles lounge. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Gerald Callahan, 42, was charged with two counts of battery stemming from the incident at The Chambers Seafood Grille and Chop House, 6881 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles police said.

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Chicago, IL

#1 May 17, 2008
Bad time to get into a physical altercation while being a Chicago Policeman! Good luck Officer..
Billy Buoy

Chicago, IL

#2 May 17, 2008
How so very nice and oh so very timely. The Officer should have stayed home Friday night and watched ABC's 20/20 show---it was all about Chicago cops beating up on innocent civilians while off duty, as well as Chicago Officers drinking off duty and getting in their cars drunk as a matter of course. It was quite embarrassing (again) to this City and its Police Force.

Will this ever end? Officers pounding on Civilians when off duty and nearly always where liquor is served? Probably not. So they and this city can learn to live with the reputation across the world that this is just the way it is.

Or should we wait and see what Officer Callahan has to say of the incident----oh thats right, he didnt hang around. Glad to see the upper ranks not wait and debate on relieving him. Maybe if the rank and file arent getting the message, its leadership is. No More rogue cops please.

Chicago, IL

#3 May 17, 2008
Typical drunk CPD pig. All these flithy CPD pigs like to get drunk and beat up random women and their own wives.

Lake Zurich, IL

#4 May 17, 2008
Marie wrote:
Typical drunk CPD pig. All these flithy CPD pigs like to get drunk and beat up random women and their own wives.
Someone don't like the police. I was not aware they had internet access in Cook County lockup.
Mark Winshel

San Pablo, CA

#5 May 17, 2008
The rates of alcoholism, suicide, and divorce among police officers is much higher than that of the population at large.

So it would appear that a lot of police departments, and especially Chicago's: one, need to drastically improve their screening procedures in determining who is allowed to become a police officer; and two, enact rules prohibiting their employees from hanging out in bars.

Chicago, IL

#6 May 17, 2008
Marie, you are 100% correct. The CPD continue to show themselves as nothing but drunk pigs. Change your ways and you will get respect. Until then, the cpd are pigs.

Of course "reporter" rozas will soon write an apologetic story for the pig. Tick toc.. waiting ms. rozas for your "journalism".

Anaheim, CA

#8 May 17, 2008
it will always start from how we need our nation to prosper, America need real men and women to speak from the land of freedom, the freedom that set the example for all the world, when bad people do mistakes and no one speaks then these bad people will become worst, that is what happen in chicago, people got really scared and became hostages of thier closed minds.

people of chicago became victims of power misuse of officials as if chicago got located in one of the development countries, it is from the people to speak and stop such abuse, let us all support doing the right thing and and say enough then these many bad cops will never dare to hit a woman or abuse a child, when we ask to have better cops we shall first ask for better people, people with courage and dignity which gain respect and respect will invlove security.

few times i got to be a victim of such bad cops, well I called OPS and file a complaint but OPS made sure to make a joke of me , well now we have internal affiars and indepnedent police review and will always complain about any bad cop even he is the irish son of queen elizabeth

GOD bless US and help the justeice
concerned citzen

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 17, 2008
Just one more example of a corrupt and out of control police department. How many more of these cases do we have to hear about before they clean up that renegade police force. It makes you wonder why no one can trust a Chicago cop.
Hair Trigger

Las Cruces, NM

#10 May 17, 2008
Is this one of the cops Daly and Jackson are giving an assault weapon to?
Joe 11

Aurora, IL

#12 May 17, 2008
Drunken criminals with guns must be put behind bars regardles of their affiliation, be it Bloods,Creeps or cops. Makes you think twice before entering an establishment that serves these low lives.

Chicago, IL

#14 May 18, 2008
Stay classy, CPD!!

United States

#15 May 18, 2008
Stupid pig should know better than to try that in the suburbs.

Chicago, IL

#16 May 18, 2008
all my taxes are going towards these no good cop lawsuits beating women, unarmed black men, cripples in wheelchairs now senior citizens


#18 May 18, 2008
This is becoming ATYPICAL with CPD.
Now we will start hearing from the peanut galleries....Great cop, good husband, concern parent and home owner. etc etc or should that be HIc! hic!
Sam Bass

Springfield, IL

#19 May 18, 2008
For all you police bashers out there please tell us all what you do for a living? Are you doctors, lawyers, students, etc. We would all be interested since you all seeem to group every cop in the same vain as the ones that get in trouble. If I follow that agrument then all priests are child abusers, all doctors are involved in malpractice, all lawyers are sharks, and all politicians are crooks. Get my point. There are fine people in every profession and it is unfortunate that there are a few bad ones.

As for me I am a social worker, that deals with conflict resolution of those that can't cope with life, while administratively supvising others in the same profession.
David -retired PO

Park Ridge, IL

#21 May 18, 2008
It appears that the new police department has a really strong need to adjust it's hiring requirements. I am get tired of reading about how stupid and caeless these college educated and lazy police oficers are abusing and mis-using the job and the people were swore to Serve and Protect. It's getting so that people really need otto respect the Police but fear them.required and
David -retired PO

Park Ridge, IL

#22 May 18, 2008
I wonder is't this the same type of actions by the police that caused Phil Cline to retire. And remember Jody Weis is the highest pad offical in City goverment. Well what's going to happen is probably nothing.

United States

#23 May 18, 2008
Oh, I'm sure the police dept. & lawyers will come up with SOME reason why the officer had to attack those 2 people. Maybe they looked at him the wrong way?


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