Friday, February 24, 2012

Hotel manager Michael Cacini guilty of attempted murder for running over Chicago cop

PHOTO: Michael Cacini

A hotel manager from Arlington Heights was found guilty of attempting to murder a Chicago Police officer by dragging him from his speeding Mercedes-Benz before pushing him out and running him over with his car near the busy Rush Street nightlife district.

Cook County jurors also convicted Michael Cacini, 36, of aggravated battery Friday for the April 20, 2010 attack that left Near North District officer Kristopher Rigan with a dislocated shoulder, missing teeth and abrasions to his arms.

The father of six was also convicted of striking Rigan’s partner Thomas O’Shaughnessy with his vehicle as O’Shaughnessy rushed to his colleague’s aid at 10 West Elm.

The bespectacled Cacini, who shook his head when the guilty verdicts were read, was taken into custody.

His wife, holding an infant, could be heard wailing outside Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan’s courtroom when a family member went out to give her the news.

Cacini’s wife later screamed at Rigan and O’Shaughnessy as they walked by and then crumpled to the ground sobbing loudly.

Earlier in the week, Rigan, 33, tearfully testified how Cacini repeatedly punched him, grabbed him by his police vest and pulled his body halfway inside his black luxury car before driving off at a high rate of speed.

“Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Rigan said he called out to O’Shaughnessy who fired his service revolver but missed.

The plainclothes officer said he and O’Shaughnessy followed Cacini in their unmarked squad car because they saw the suburban man pick up a purported drug dealer and believed a possible narcotics transaction might take place.

O’Shaughnessy chased the alleged drug dealer when he darted out of the Cacini’s Mercedes while Rigan walked up to Cacini’s car to question him.

Rigan, who was wearing his badge around his neck as well as a duty belt, said Cacini remained belligerent even as he continuously announced his position as a police officer.

“F--- you. You’re not getting in my car until you get a warrant,” Rigan said Cacini yelled.

Soon, Cacini grabbed Rigan and shifted his car into drive as the officer’s legs dangled out of the vehicle.

Rigan became emotional recounting how his jaw slammed shut when he was thrown from the car, leaving bite marks on his tongue.

“The rear tire ran completely over my leg, my body and shoulder,” he said, his voice haltering. “I couldn’t move the left side of my body.”

Cacini also took the stand during the two-day trial, maintaining that he didn’t know Rigan and O’Shaughnessy were officers and thought he was about to be carjacked, his defense attorney said.

The cops were acting like “cowboys” and Rigan’s unprofessional bellow to “get the f--- out of the car” didn’t help, Cacini’s attorney Sam Amirante said in his closing arguments Friday.

Cacini said he drove to the city with his longhaired dachshund to let off some steam after he got into a fight with his wife. The vagrant he picked up, Cacini said, was only helping him look for an establishment that was open at 3 a.m. so he could get a drink. Assistant state’s attorney Mariano Reyna dismissed Cacini as a “liar” and said his testimony was nothing but a “fabrication.”

The only thing Cacini was afraid of was being caught with the marijuana other officers later found in his jacket when he was arrested 10 blocks away, Reyna said.

“The defendant didn’t want to get caught with these drugs on him. That’s what it comes down to,” Reyna said.

“This is a case of divergent tales of what really happened. One makes sense because it is the truth. The other is the self-serving statement of someone trying to get out of these charges.”

Cacini faces 20 to 80 years in prison.

36 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

Michael Cacini voted for Obama, then asked him where he could get a drink at 3 a.m.

Anonymous said...

good , he'll be some black dudes bitch for the next 20 years
yukyukyuk

Anonymous said...

A judge in cook county with "common sense", that is a rarity!

Anonymous said...

This guy is lucky we didn't kill him.

Cowboy Tim said...

What a yuppie-wannabe fuckin' piece of shit. Lemme have first crack at 'im.

Anonymous said...

Need some more range training. This scumbag should have been put to the grave

Anonymous said...

**********WHITE TRASH*****************

Michael Cacini= WHITE MULE!

*********WHITE TRASH******************

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lame defense. He get his attorneys off QVC?

Anonymous said...

.....The bespectacled Cacini, who shook his head when the guilty verdicts were read, was taken into custody.....


And we let Blago rest up for how many months before going to prison for a Felony?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Need some more range training. This scumbag should have been put to the grave




The bullet lodged in the headrest of the car. No range time needed just better ammo for the .45acp

Anonymous said...

Sam Amirante has turned into a fucking whore!

Cowboy Tim said...

This piece of scum has a Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

sam amirante was always a dago whore.....he defended gacy!!! what an asshole he is.

Anonymous said...

i hope this handsome yuppie twat is loosening up his anal muscles before prison.mouth too.he is going to become a sperm receptacle.

Anonymous said...

White (suburban, drug smoking) trash at its finest!
Fuck him!

Anonymous said...

Nice work boys. That ammo problem was taken care of for next time I hope.

Anonymous said...

Big bad CPD cops crying on the stand that he got his ass kicked by a yuppie.....hey this ain't no little female bartender...yup...yup....

Anonymous said...

GOOD , GOOD , GOOD ,GOOD. Fuck this Liberal asshole . Now he can be a prison "BITCH" & his Old Lady can get fucked by all her old boy friends while he's away on his vacation with all the negro boy friends .

Anonymous said...

Cacini comes across as being a real jerk. Hope he enjoys the rest of his life in the cross bar hotel.

Anonymous said...

Cacini should look very nice in prison wearing short shorts, painted toenails, rouge, lipstick and a half-shirt!

Nice work Amirante...your client list reads like a giant pile of shit!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Big bad CPD cops crying on the stand that he got his ass kicked by a yuppie.....hey this ain't no little female bartender...yup...yup....

February 25, 2012 2:02 AM
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Look hero, we'll see how tough you are when someone drives off with you half in the car and then runs you over when you fall out. I bet your brave ass has a silver star and a purple heart, also. I hate armchair quarterback smart alecs.

Anonymous said...

Look hero, we'll see how tough you are when someone drives off with you half in the car and then runs you over when you fall out. I bet your brave ass has a silver star and a purple heart, also. I hate armchair quarterback smart alecs.

February 25, 2012 8:21 AM



Like I'm stupid enough to lean into a car thats still running.......

Anonymous said...

Amirante is a little runt. Nice work on this case and Gacys shithead, 2 losses. Now run out and write a book...lol

Anonymous said...

Actually grew up playing baseball and football with Cacini, even at high school level. His dad was a total hothead obviously Mike did nothing to break the cycle. Now 6 kids of his are involved in this nightmare. Those kids and the cop involved are the only victims!!! He turned even worse tempered then his dad!!

Anonymous said...

Michael Cacini, welcome to the dubious Nigger U. Your 20 year degree in Dumb Fuck Honkey Acting Like A Dumb Nigger Using "THE POLEE DUN CURSED AT ME WHILE I WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE AS HE IS TRYING TO ARREST ME" as his master thesis for his Honkey as Total Nigger certificate.

Anonymous said...

Look hero, we'll see how tough you are when someone drives off with you half in the car and then runs you over when you fall out. I bet your brave ass has a silver star and a purple heart, also. I hate armchair quarterback smart alecs.

February 25, 2012 8:21 AM



Like I'm stupid enough to lean into a car thats still running.......

February 25, 2012 8:37 AM

Whether or not you would lean into a running car is beside the point Dumbfuck. Way to use the ad hominem nigger debating technique. You said he got his ass kicked. Im going to use your ape logic tuff guy. Instead of punching you in the head with my fist, Im going to punch you with my car while im going 40mph while I listen to rap music.

Anonymous said...

Michael Cacini, welcome to the dubious Nigger U. Your 20 year degree in Dumb Fuck Honkey Acting Like A Dumb Nigger Using "THE POLEE DUN CURSED AT ME WHILE I WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE AS HE IS TRYING TO ARREST ME" as his master thesis for his Honkey as Total Nigger certificate.

Anonymous said...

Cried on the stand? Dork. Couldn't expect anything less!

Anonymous said...

this guy is a Sicilian emegrant probably here illegal, bet nada happens to him with being mobbed up.as for the wifey, anyone remember Anna Mangione from the movie Bitter RIce

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Amirante...The best thing that ever happened to the 3rd District is him leaving the bench. That was only topped by the fat Greek bitch judge retiring..Karaholios or some shit like that...big girl, real thick, full-figured I'd guess you would call it. Hated the cops.... Fat + Shitty personality = YOU ARE FUCKED!

Anonymous said...

Better start lifting those weights white boy !!!

Anonymous said...

Like I'm stupid enough to lean into a car thats still running.......

February 25, 2012 8:37 AM
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Like I said, armchair, Monday Morning Quarterback, smart alec.

I haven't ever tried that reach into the car and take the keys move myself, but I've made plenty of other errors in my life and career, but I know that while living in your mothers basement, eating Cheetos, playing Modern Warfare whatever version, YOU have been perfect in all tactical decisions that you have made, from Viet Nam, Grenada, Desert Storm, Desert Shield and your grand finale, the Operation Osama got Kilt, you are a perfect Delta Force, Seal Team 6, Special Forces, hell maybe even an SAS warrior in your spare time, tactical monster, unable to ever even contemplate a mis-step!

Now go wash the yellow from your fingers, get another Pepsi and Skype your buddies about how cool you are.

Anonymous said...

Cacini Voted for Obama, then asked him if he wanted to take a ride and blow a Doobie. Obama complied and dropped to his knees.

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Anonymous said...

I will now be fucking Cacini's wife in her tight pussy and asshole before I blow my load deep down her throat.

Enjoy prison rape you fucking asshole Cacini...lol...lol

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Amirante...The best thing that ever happened to the 3rd District is him leaving the bench. That was only topped by the fat Greek bitch judge retiring..Karaholios or some shit like that...big girl, real thick, full-figured I'd guess you would call it. Hated the cops.... Fat + Shitty personality = YOU ARE FUCKED!

February 25, 2012 2:24 PM


You are right on poster. She was a cunt and he was/is a RUNT. The best and HOTTEST judge in the 3rd D is Marisi-Cerone. I dont even write anymore for the 3rd but I stop in just to see that fine ass woman. Nice body, nice hair, nice face, what I could do with her in an hour....mmmmmmm