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?

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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.

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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.

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