Walter’s Perspective: Inquiry Into Fire Captain Not So Transparent

Not only are reporters trying to find out, but so is the city Inspector General

CHICAGO (CBS) — In City Hall in Chicago, there’s a mystery now two weeks old and still unsolved about a fireman beating up on a cop during a rescue mission on the Chicago River. A fire captain who’s the son of a former fire commissioner.

What happened? Why is the captain being accused by the cop of assault?

Not only are reporters trying to find out, but so is the city Inspector General, who needs to know if there’s a crime involved.

Easy enough, right? Just ask the fire department. Nope.

An order’s been issued that says, “No correspondence, documents, interviews or other requests from the Inspector General shall be honored unless approved by the fire commissioner,” who is appointed by the mayor.

A stonewall, just like in the old days. Not the new days the new Mayor Emanuel talks about, always talking about — transparency.

So Mr. Mayor, walk the talk. Be transparent.

  • Henry Bowman

    The info is out there if you know where to look.

  • tom Sharp

    Good one Walter. Typical Chicago political Bullsh_t! The old man was stupid and so is this guy. Only in this town would he be allowed to be in charge of anything.

  • Barry Brown

    fire his ass

  • Jim Hamilton

    How much more transparent can he be He’s showing you what corrupt a liar he is. Can you not see whats in front of you lmao @ chicago for voting Rahm into office.

    Rahm is more worried about getting those cameras to work so he can catch you hurrying home from the restaurants to use the bathroom than to clean up the cesspool. Why aren’t those cameras watching the neighborhood instead of working people running behind to get to works license plates. Running behind because of the big potholes in the road lord knows they have created more danger than going 5 mile an hour over has.

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