Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chicago Police Sgt Eddie Howard Jr. found guilty on 2 felony charges for slapping subject


A Chicago police sergeant was found guilty today of two felony counts for slapping a teen in an attack in October 2010 caught on videotape.

Judge Clayton Crane convicted Edward Howard Jr. of aggravated battery and official misconduct following a bench trial.

Howard testified earlier today that Gregory Jeffries was about to spit at him when “I redirected his face away from mine.”

Howard contended police officers can’t back down in order “to meet the challenge” on Chicago streets.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

pure bullshit citizens dont even get convicted of simple batteries for slapping someone, let alone a felony charge

Anonymous said...

haha UNCLE TOM got his! how you like them apples SHAVED? i still want to slap the snot out of EDDIE COWARD and your bitch ass!

Anonymous said...

Total insanity, give the keys to the city to the thugs, especially the ones that can vote. You officers are fighting a losing battle. As the homosexuals and liberals take power Chicago is becoming the San Francisco of the midwest. God bless you Officer Howard. I pray those that convicted you die slow deaths.

Anonymous said...

How the hell are we supposed to police the savages when stuff like this happens? A disrespectful thug attempts to spit on you and you give him a slap (which is probably the least of what he deserved) and our lovely system in Cook County convicts him of two felonies. You can shoot a person in Cook County and get off, but you are a cop who defends himself from being spit on regardless of whether or not the subject was cuffed and now you're looking at prison time. This is unreal. Really makes me want to reevaluate my career choice orbits stay along for the ride and fly under the radar and do nothing. This city sucks ass.

Anonymous said...

Should have gone for a jury trial . Especially in Chicago w where all judges are on the take.

WISE UP said...

ALWAYS ALWAYS demand a jury trial! NEVER cut a deal! People who demand a jury trial overwhelmingly win most of their cases!

Anonymous said...

Good luck sgt. this really blows when people will beleive only the negative aspects of what occur and not what these officers were doing prior to this day. Its a shitty job to be out there with these savages and the police seems to be wrong one way or another. I pray for this sgt. and his officers!!!the only message sent here is touch me and i'll sue, or momma he hit me and no accountability on kids/adults these days its always lets find someone else to blame how bad my kid really is!!!

Det. Shaved Longcock said...

RE:

Anonymous said...
haha UNCLE TOM got his! how you like them apples SHAVED? i still want to slap the snot out of EDDIE COWARD and your bitch ass!

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Maybe next time I am banging your mom's ass you can throw me a slap.... But you know damn well you never would because I would beat the snot out of your pussy ass.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Why a felony?
It is a misdemeanor offense period.
This is another reason why I won't work hard anymore, why risk it??
Good Luck Eddie and don't quit because you will win on appeal.....

Anonymous said...

Cop should have waited until the shit bag was released before doing anything to the shit bag.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder if I should have stayed on the pd and not crossed over to the fd. This confirms I made the right choice. Keep your heads up, brothers & sisters.

Anonymous said...

Felony charges? WTF?

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

haha UNCLE TOM got his! how you like them apples SHAVED? i still want to slap the snot out of EDDIE COWARD and your bitch ass!"

You make no sense. You also suck cock.

Anonymous said...

Wise up said," ALWAYS ALWAYS demand a jury trial! NEVER cut a deal! People who demand a jury trial overwhelmingly win most of their cases!"
Jury trial??? Half of the people that enter the Court building can't follow simple instructions to make it through the metal detector. No thanks, I don't want those people to judge me.

Anonymous said...

I could never say for sure (each instance is different) but I would do more then slap a person who spit on or was about to spit on me!

A guess my right hook, used to redirect the face of a spitter to another angle, would land me in trouble. Yet I am not a cop on duty so probably not.

The world is mad? No. This was a bad call it seems. Another judge fucked up.

Anonymous said...

Do nothing.

Anonymous said...

What a crock. This city's fucked!

Anonymous said...

How the hell are we supposed to police the savages when stuff like this happens? A disrespectful thug attempts to spit on you and you give him a slap (which is probably the least of what he deserved) and our lovely system in Cook County convicts him of two felonies. You can shoot a person in Cook County and get off, but you are a cop who defends himself from being spit on regardless of whether or not the subject was cuffed and now you're looking at prison time. This is unreal. Really makes me want to reevaluate my career choice orbits stay along for the ride and fly under the radar and do nothing. This city sucks ass.

July 19, 2012 7:49 PM

EASY. You pass the thug right by and let him do his thaaang. Then you go home in the morning to your family and collect your paycheck on the 1st of the month instead of getting convicted of aggravated battery to a scumbag.

Anonymous said...

Are you fucking kidding me? The bullshit bleeding heart liberal assholes who belive that the police are evil and the mudmen are just like you and I if you give them a chance have ruined this country. I would love to see some of these people ride a shift with someone and see what the real world is like.

There was a time that when the police had you arrested you said yes sir/no sir. If you didn't have a warrent and the infraction was not a big deal you were sent on your way with a warning. Now it is bait the police spit on them, kick scratch punch and if the police use any force to correct your stupidity they are at fault.

I can't wait to leave this city.

Anonymous said...

U want to know why Hispanics are taking over? This kind of BS thats Why the courts are crazy.

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of why you CPD guys should do NOTHING unless ordered to by Supervisors. Felony Conviction for a slap?
I guess if you're a Copper in Chicago and you sneeze on some slimeball, you would be charged with a Misdemeanor. Hopefully the now Ex-Sgt. will be able to get Felony Probation, and go live somewhere sane. You are better off selling Hot Dogs nowadays than being a Cop in Chicago.
Remember your 2% Raise, Troops, and remember that all this is being done intentionally, by the Commies that run your City, County, and State. YOU could be next, for ONE minor mistake. See the Light Already, if you haven't by now. They WILL destroy your life and take your freedom, over Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of why you CPD guys should do NOTHING unless ordered to by Supervisors. Felony Conviction for a slap?
I guess if you're a Copper in Chicago and you sneeze on some slimeball, you would be charged with a Misdemeanor. Hopefully the now Ex-Sgt. will be able to get Felony Probation, and go live somewhere sane. You are better off selling Hot Dogs nowadays than being a Cop in Chicago.
Remember your 2% Raise, Troops, and remember that all this is being done intentionally, by the Commies that run your City, County, and State. YOU could be next, for ONE minor mistake. See the Light Already, if you haven't by now. They WILL destroy your life and take your freedom, over Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Judge Crane recently found a nursing home doctor not guilty after he diagnosed a woman with 2nd degree burns (she got from being scalded in a bath tub in a nursing home). Doctor never ordered the woman sent to a hospital burn unit. Air tight case...Judge Crane dropped the ball.

Anonymous said...

I love how y'all bitch and moan about TNB, except when the spook wears a badge.

Anonymous said...

Now he knows how Stacy Koon and Lawrence Powell feel. I always thought a black officer could beat the shit out of a black suspect. when did the rules change?

Anonymous said...

Just a typical judge with no balls.

Anonymous said...

Only In Crooked County will the police get hung and the shithead walk and laugh. This was unfair and unjust for this officer. GOD bless your service officer Howard, its unfortunate that the same citizens your out there protecting are the same ones throwing you under the bus. And as for the mom off this punk kid SHAME ON YOU! you destroy the career and the life of a good police officer who cares dearly for his community and you come out to hang him because your punk kid chose the thug life/ or causing havoc and mommy is there to pick him up..WELL FUCK YOU!!! This is Bullshit! Hey next time ther calls of person with a gun or people selling drugs, etc..etc..etc..call this punk and his mom to come out and protect you because at least from this prospective theyll get a conviction....unfucken believable!!!!! This is why the city is heading to the slums of chaos due to letting the thugs run and rule society....this 1 officer made a difference in many lives and was out there in a ghetto environment where singing happy songs to the thugs is not street way of getting the attention of gang bangers!!!

Anonymous said...

Would he have been better off with a jury? Hard to say. 5 million Gregory Jagoffs are not worth this one sergeant. Unfucking real. But this is the age we live in. Cocksuckers can do and say anything they want and you can't do piss about it. His job is toast. Hope at least he doesn't have to do jail time. Old Gregory will be found in some fucking alley in the not to distant future and no one will give two shits.

Anonymous said...

is that judge crane thescumsucking mutantfrom 26ncal. where are you huchie moore when we need you?

Anonymous said...

i hope the judge gives him another 6 months for wearing that ugly ass sweater to court TNB

Anonymous said...

The slaps would have wised the kid up. instead now he thinks he's owed something ghetto lottery winners life expectancy is short very short the relatives enjoy taking their shit.

Sgt Joe said...

I want to say unbelievable but I've been in Chicago too long for that. Sickening is a much better word. While thieving politicians bitch slap us and get nothing. Daley started this shit with that Mearday crap. JFed made the kill shot with Cozzi. Myself and all the great cops I've worked with would be in the electric chair.

Anonymous said...

But the poor child He slapped was a honor's student and out doing God's work when He was attacked by this beast of a Cop.Seriously what the hell is going on up there in Chicongo?

Anonymous said...

I pray this INJUSTICE is overturned on appeal. Nothing is sacred anymore. God Bless Sgt, Stay Strong and Fight for what is Right!

Anonymous said...

Clayton Crane chronically fucks us, usually to the side of the shithead. You can have an airtight agg batt to a p.o. case, that a plea is already agreed on, and he cuts the shit head loose.
So sorry you went in front of this police hating piece of shit judge Sarge, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Just drive around and see nothing and do nothing.why jam urself who cares if the city goes to hell and burns.does anybody care about u from the streetw

Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder that the crime rate in Chicago is disgusting. Should Greg idiot have received these slaps from his parents, as he should have, from good parenting,he wouldn't be leaning on the squad car in cuffs in the first place. To ruin a police mans life because he gave the kid what his father should have is criminal in itself. Check on this kid in a few years. Great chance he will either be dead or in prison.

Anonymous said...

Good responsible conservative society does realize that a policeman only gives a slap to someone who truly needs one. Good luck officer. God bless you and your co workers.

Anonymous said...

He will loose his pension and his job trying to keep these thugs in check. I say turn the corner and let all of them kill each other.

Old Timer said...

"Chicago Police Sgt Eddie Howard Jr. found guilty on 2 felony charges for slapping subject"

This is the same Crook County where you couldn't get Felony charges when a Police Officer got stabbed or worse.

Fuck this system and let the animals have the run of the streets, eventually this should thin the herd and the people will start begging for the return of real law enforcement.

Sgt Howard was not tried by a jury of his peers but by the street rabble and scum from the county.

He should have had 12 "old" retired police officers as his jury. That would have been a jury of his peers.

I know you that you guys will now be working your asses off - just remember the old timers at this point would probably decide on Blue Flu!!!!!!!

I Voted For Obama said...

Nutz.

Anonymous said...

When are you men and women of the Chicago Police Department going to get some guts. And by that I mean the guts to stand up for yourselves. In this city we have criminals convicted thirty or more years ago being released and suing nothing was done by the police union or the rank and file. Where were the protests, the outrage. Now its down to convicting on duty officers for things the average citizen wouldn't even be charged with. This blog carries stories all the time about no manpower, poor supervision, merit promotions and every thing else you all complain about. But yet I see no action on your part other than writing on the wall. Firemen in Chicago had the guts to strike one time, it is about time you officers do the same. A lot of you talk about doing nothing when you see a crime but that may get you in as much trouble as doing something. STRIKE.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit

Anonymous said...

Felony because the sergeant was wearing a gun. Armed violence.

Prick asa's and judges.

Anonymous said...

When you see Judge Crane walking down the halls.....just spit in contempt. Like Will does.

Anonymous said...

sorry eddie


I've seen murders released by the ASA's office countless times
as have most other dicks in this killing city

but woe be the po who open handedly slaps an out of control savage

remember it's not a slap that hurts a thug
it's the way a smart officer writes and testifies

know the law, write smart and go home safely

Anonymous said...

This very simple to understand:

Sgt. Eddie Howard obviouly did/does not have any clout.

I know a p.o. who is a serial excessive force, basically he loves to knock offenders around when they are handcuffed. a couple million dollars paid out in lawsuits. the last guy he knocked around ended up with $500K and brain damage. The po is still working. He's got heavy heavy clout. Never fights the offenders straight up always when they are handcuffed.

Anonymous said...

his lawyer was kuzas from sgt union. has this guy ever one a case.? why the fuck do we still use him?

Anonymous said...

who was the dick sucking asa?

Anonymous said...

Let me guess..He was the REAL Police to?? haha punk ass CPD Cowards

Anonymous said...

CPD finest ...fuck you bitches... dirty motherfuckers..The real police ??? talking about hitting an inmate in a cell jail guards aint shit... Karma motherfuckers thats why CPD gets punked everyday by the same animals we deal with but multiply that suspect by 48,96,it dont matter we still keep the peace in that fucked up jail. Fuck you bastards... Many more of you assholes are going down. Then yonce in jail they want the c/o's to take care of them. I still do and I have but you fucks are so arrogant...I dont give a fuck because i live in the burbs and dont deal with a corrupt ass so called police dept. like CPD.WE lose an officer and you fucks want to talk shit. But when one of your guys goes down all you fuckers are crying.And even the fuckers who have killed your guys we got down on them in there but you fucks are too stupid to understand....