Friday, August 17, 2012

Pension board seeks state’s attorney investigation of disability pay to Chicago Police Officer Charles T. Siedlecki

Shooting a rifle from a fixed position has nothing to do in common with securing a handgun on the street or firing a handgun.

Chicago police pension officials have asked the Cook County state’s attorney to investigate a cop who has taken up big-game hunting while collecting more than $700,000 in disability pay because he says he can’t safely fire a weapon.

The city’s request came July 31, two weeks after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that the officer, Charles T. Siedlecki, had been on African safaris in which he shot and killed a hippopotamus, a wildebeest and other animals.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the decision by the eight-member pension board, which includes his top two financial advisers.

“The pension board is taking the right step by referring this case of suspected fraud to the state’s attorney,” said Sarah Hamilton, Emanuel’s communications director. “It is sad when any individual would be dishonest about their disability to take advantage of the system.”

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office declined to comment on Siedlecki’s case and refused to release any correspondence between her office and the pension fund.

“I am not currently at liberty to admit or deny the existence of a pending criminal investigation,” assistant state’s attorney Paul A. Castiglione wrote in response to a Sun-Times inquiry. “I cannot amplify any reasons for denying this request at this time.”

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

make him work in mccarthy's office

Anonymous said...

Why go to Africa? They're plenty of Africans to hunt here...and you'll save a ton of dough and be doing your community a great service..

Anonymous said...

The cost of those african hunting trips is astounding. Why do people who steal want everyone to eventually catch them?

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few there that need to be investigated.

Anonymous said...

Door security

I Voted For Obama said...

Paul A. Castiglione voted for Obama, then old him that he could not amplify any reasons for doing so.

Anonymous said...

Another malingerer in blue won the cop lotto!

Anonymous said...

Cleaning up shitcago at the expense of one copper at a time. Why can't the CCSA go after the real crooks in the democratic party, like the Daleys and Burkes. Leave the police dept alone.

Anonymous said...

Heh good shooting.

Anonymous said...

Damn right! If he can sit on a plane for more than 10 hrs. and bag a rhino, there must be some sort of work he can do in the Dept.'s law office or somewhere else at 3510.

Anonymous said...

Hang him, the thief.

Anonymous said...

Convict him, then disbar him.

Anonymous said...

All of those on Disability get their money from the pension fund. Those that deserve it should. I know some that do not deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Everyone on this blog is now dumber for having read your comment

Anonymous said...

Hey baby posters.Good luck proving this man shot that Rhino.It could be just a photo?? I know u youngsters slept through the academy that your daddys phone call put you in..Good luck proving any fraud by this injured Officer.If u guys ARE cops.God help us all.Or,are you just Koolaid drinkers without a impartial brain cell??? I dont know who, if even anyone on this Officers trip shot that Rhino.Stop buying into the divide and conquer by the City Hall hypocrites.Just the facts that can be proven Jack.No more no less.This is still America where due process is afforded..Even for Cops..Grow up baby bloggers and leave your parents basement.Good luck Officer..

Anonymous said...

Thats rides more than ten hours n what in the hell smdh

Anonymous said...

if he can't be on the street, give him office work.

Anonymous said...

That's a hippo dumbass

Anonymous said...

Not very bright, posting this picture.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of bullshit... Nothing to investigate. Bullshit

Anonymous said...

And even dumber for reading yours. And so on.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Give em a sniper rifle n lay his fat ass down on a roof somewhere n let em thin the herd. Duh

Anonymous said...

If you defend him without an investigation, then keep in mind that is OUR MONEY he is living on. He is not paid by the City, but the abused pension fund that WE support. There is NO doubt that several of the people on "duty disability" are dirty as fuck and robbing us daily, I see NO problem with investigating these situations. For the Officers that legitimately were hurt in service to this City, sorry that you got pooled in with the turds. To the turds, I hope you all burn in hell for hiding behind this profession while robbing each and every working member.

Anonymous said...

5:42 PM --Sounds like your another phony who is trying to slick the system.You must have a guilty conscience you faker.

Anonymous said...

anybody that defends this POS gamer better realize that there won't be any dough when your time comes to retire

Anonymous said...

Can he answer a phone?

Anonymous said...

Nothing to see here folks, move along

Anonymous said...

5:49 you are a jackass.I spent 32 years on this job..U? U sound like a little merit baby.Typical idiot who blames and points the finger without any facts.Put your parents remote down,get your fat ass off of your parents basement couch and chase your one bag cookie cutter dope arrest.Fuck you boot..Your not even smart enough to know how little you know...I have leather keepers with more time on this job than you..Grow up and leave mom and dads basement..Rookie

Anonymous said...

Last post was in response to 7:49 post that responded to 5:42 post.

Anonymous said...

What kind of small dicked asshole would fly all the way to africa to shoot a hippo? What a fat sack of shit.

Anonymous said...

he just bagged "i voted for Obama" MAMA FAT PILE OF SHIT!

Anonymous said...

Which one is the hippo???

Anonymous said...

You should photoshop a picture with that fat crooked pollock cop lying on the ground with a stick propping open his mouth and a smiling Rhino kneeling next to his fat ass.

Anonymous said...

A good friend of mine brought up a good point. So Shaved, after watching that great video you posted about graphic manipulation...who the fuck even knows if that hippo photo is real?
Just saying. I don't have a clue what this guy's real situation is, but when it comes to the fucking Sun Times I don't put ANYTHING past them--and how they low they can stoop.
Is this what it took to have us turn on ourselves?
Think.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Another malingerer in blue won the cop lotto!

August 17, 2012 4:31 PM

There's pleny to see here Miller-Shemash. I hope you are next to be investigated with all your bullshit lawsuits against everyone and a collecting millions for a NON DUTY RELATED INJURY. Go to call back, oh, but wait, you might file a lawsuit for someone looking in your direction. Prison time for the next 19 years would be fine.

Anonymous said...

It's a hippo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

wire fraud is a govt.catch all for disability people,used to transfer funds from city to pvt. account when your pulling a tax free scam, or didnt,burke tell you that????

Anonymous said...

this fat cocksucker makes the hippo look thin.

Anonymous said...

Gee did the States Attorney over look all of these self serving crooked politicians holding down several jobs for short periods of time to boost their pensions. How about all of these corrupt union leaders cahing in on their pensions by taking a city pension with the help of our conniving political leaders. How many untold $MILLIONS are still be paid out to these Criminal Bastards even today because they had the right connections. And the SA is worried about this one officer going hunting in Africa. Fucking HYPOCRITES!

Anonymous said...

he is fucked

Anonymous said...

Which one is the hippos and which one is the officer. I can't tell them apart.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a bunch of Coppers here can't tell the difference between a Hippo and a Rhino.
It's a Hippo
It's a Rhino
It's a Hippo
It's a Rhino
It's a Wino
I used to work with her

Anonymous said...

would have been infinitely better if the hippo was posing with him !!!

Anonymous said...

After reading the articles - it seems there are two different sets of P.O’s on disability. Those who the city and pension board examined and approved and those who the city and pension board doctors said were fine to return. They all got pensions. I do not see how they can single out this guy who they admit was told by the city doctors he could not come back was then examined by pension board doctors when awarded the pension and was subsequently examined for more than 20 years by pension board doctors, did not file suit and was never told to return following any of those exams. It seems to me the frauds are those who were rejected by the pension board, told they could return by the city but then sued with their own doctors and private attorneys claiming unprovable “pain.” According to the news reports this guy had surgery and rehab and they don’t dispute it was an IOD. Why the witch hunt? Disabled people go hunting al the time and I know many of these officers were permitted to earn all they could in the private sector after they had their benefits cut from 75% to 60% back in 2000. Now they have posted info regarding a minor domestic probably information obtained on another blog from a brother who accessed they system to post an IR#. Hello IAD. This is persecution. Not news.

Anonymous said...

So what does an overweight, bloated looking cop do with a hippo after you you shoot it? Eat it? Fuck it? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

An officer must be able to draw a firearm on a fraction of a second's notice, aim, and hit his target. The circumstances of a safari are much different than chasing a gangbanger down the street who suddenly decides to fire back or fight back with the intention of killing the officer.

Anonymous said...

You got that right shaved. No comparison between being able to effectively shoot and control a handgun on the street and just stepping up to a rifle placed on shooting tripod for you aand shoot. How many healthy cops have been shot or killed with their own guns?

Anonymous said...

Can't blame the cops for what is in those medical reports - they never get to see them. Question I have is how do reporters get to.

Anonymous said...

Are the officers told they can't go hunting?

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. These doctors forms sent to private physicians ask if the officer can safely discharge a weapon IN THE CONTEXT OF BEING A POLICE OFFICER! Get it right. Not can he pull a trigger on a hunting set up or rom a chair in a hunting blind. They are playing with words to try to fuck this guy - probably because he didn't go running to put his papers in like some did when the report was coming out.

Anonymous said...

Those damn hippos are nothing to mess with my sister was a photo safari and one of those damn things tried to climb into the truck she was in. Told me it had a head like a volkswagen

Anonymous said...

Where is the fraud. You can't fake a surgery the city doctors ordered

Anonymous said...

Are they bugging doctors offices now? How do they know what he told a doctor.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. These doctors forms sent to private physicians ask if the officer can safely discharge a weapon IN THE CONTEXT OF BEING A POLICE OFFICER! Get it right. Not can he pull a trigger on a hunting set up or rom a chair in a hunting blind. They are playing with words to try to fuck this guy - probably because he didn't go running to put his papers in like some did when the report was coming out.

That's true. I guess as long as you have a finger left you could pull a trigger.

Anonymous said...

Shit, I got hurt and my time is running out it scares me shitless to think what awaits at the board. I can still walk but with difficulty. No other job offered. If I don’t get the pension I am told I can sue but that it could take years.

Anonymous said...

The cost of those african hunting trips is astounding. Why do people who steal want everyone to eventually catch them?

get your head out of your ass - they didn't steal anything. this guy made his money as a lawyer it would have taken three years of pension payments to pay for just one of those safaris.

Anonymous said...

Are the officers told they can't go hunting?

FYI no.

Anonymous said...

me thinks this is smoke to distract from the goings on at the fop. likely at the direction of someone with influence at the board and the fop. a distraction at this guys expense.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the U.S. Attorney is looking into the intentional distribution of personal medical information of these officers.

Anonymous said...

is it just me or does the eye on that hippo resemble shortshanks when ruminating over his next plan

Anonymous said...

Rahm's spokeperson sasy it is sad. Of course she is vague and never states this guy did anything wrong. What is really sad is that these powerful foces using the media, half truths, facts taken out of context, disclosure confidential medical records can paint through innuendo a person who did nothing wrong as guilty of something. That stinks.

Anonymous said...

That's not a hippo it's chief hillbilly walrus whale ass AKA the stomach resting after a night out of pounding down cheeeseburgers and old Milwaukee

Anonymous said...

Shit, call him back to duty and give him an Uzi.

Anonymous said...

To be fair shotguns and rifles should be issued to all animals being hunted by these jagoff killers. What joy do these mutants get out of killing a helpless animals? Too bad the Hippo can't be standing over the dead lard ass. Need some meat for dinner...GO TO FUCKING DOMINICKS ASSHOLES!

Anonymous said...

I have experience completing such medical forms. They are abbreviated and leave little room for elucidation of the requested medical opinion. Medically speaking, I believe much has been left out of these stories. There is substantially more at issue for a physician handed one of these supplemental medical examination request than the examination of the original injury in determining whether or not an employee may return to work. This is especially true where that work involves, the required duties of police or firemen and those who operate heavy machinery.

Employees who have suffered such injury and surgical intervention are almost always prescribed a course of ongoing treatment and medication. In this officers case the news states he is on anti-inflammatory drugs. I have my doubts as to the completeness of that. Anti-inflammatory drugs would be indicated where a joint injury was sustained to offset the early onset of arthritic conditions which will inevitably occur following such an injury and will overtime exacerbate the joint causing further deterioration. However such a course of treatment is almost always accompanied by other drugs, such as anti-anxiety medication, muscle relaxants and Class II opiate based pain relievers, such as Vicodin or Hydrocodone.

Consequently, even if the original injury itself might not bar a return to work, the ongoing treatment does as such medications impair cognitive function, muscle reaction, and would call into question the patients ability to perform any task “safely”. Again this is especially true where the use of firearms and heavy machinery is in question. Under these requirements. Should the physician clear an individual to return and that employee proves to be incapable of the requirements or should his actions cause harm to another the blame will rest squarely on the shoulders of the physician. As to police officers those who have been off longer than 1 year must medically clear through a city physician to return to work at all. Even if an individual is capable of 'desk duty', under the current terms, an officer must be effectively able to discharge and protect their weapon at all times and be physically able to effect an arrest and subdue an offender, to return to work at all. There is a large degree of culpability for doctors to state that someone is capable of returning to police duties. You cannot in fairness blame the injured officers as they did not set these terms and any physician would be a fool to clear anyone to handle a gun or drive a truck or vehicle while the patient was on such medications.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the U.S. Attorney is looking into the intentional distribution of personal medical information of these officers.
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Would love to see the fed drag all those pension board guys in for questioning as to the release of that information to the press!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope IAD is all over that rat who posted an IR# - had nothing to do with a disability just a misuse of department data. It ain't there for you to spy on your brothers asshole.

Anonymous said...

I think if you can travel the world and hunt wild animals using a rifle, then you should be able to "discharge and protect" their firearm. who do you think you are fooling...stop trying to stick up for this guy. He has abused the system...clearly. And remember, the money he gets comes from US, the taxPAYERS !!

Anonymous said...

That makes sense so his doctor says he can't safely discharge a firearm - it could be because of the injury itself or the treatment/meds. But that doesn't mean he can't go shoot a rifle because that is at his own risk and if he does so while on meds and shoots himself in the foot no one but him can get sued. Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I think if you can travel the world and hunt wild animals using a rifle, then you should be able to "discharge and protect" their firearm. who do you think you are fooling...stop trying to stick up for this guy. He has abused the system...clearly. And remember, the money he gets comes from US, the taxPAYERS !!

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Maybe you are nt aware of it but he has all the time he needs to take his max pension which would be more money but without health care.

Anonymous said...

If any disabled officer gets prosecuted then all pension board members who allowed the continuation of benefits should be fired and. Proscuted as well.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of small dicked asshole would fly all the way to africa to shoot a hippo? What a fat sack of shit.

August 17, 2012 10:04 PM


I'm thinking hunting hippos is about as exciting and dangerous as walking up to a dairy cow and blowing her brains out.Great white hunter?More like Great fat cunt.

Anonymous said...

"Those damn hippos are nothing to mess with my sister was a photo safari and one of those damn things tried to climb into the truck she was in."

It must have thought your sister was hot!!!!!!

Some bragging point "A hippo got the hots for ME!!"

Anonymous said...

I saw a Female Black Hippo driving a MegaBus by Union Station!

Maybe that is why they crash?

G. Hound

Anonymous said...

The city needs to change the terms of continued employment in light duty positions. If they do not gys wil be pushed to the pension board - they have no other choice when the city tells them they are out and can' come back.

Anonymous said...


He was feeding the starving children when the Hippo pulled a knife on him and 911 didn't answer!

Anonymous said...

STAY OFFLINE!!

Anonymous said...

Well, let's read between the lines... He comes from money (McInerney Funeral home) which has been filling the coffers of at least the 11th ward democratic party for probably over a century now.. Do you guys understand how powerful this group is??

Anonymous said...

Miller-Shemash should be investigated by ASA.

Anonymous said...

why shoot a hippo?

I Voted For Obama said...

You are correct. They are dumber.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
why shoot a hippo?

August 19, 2012 10:43 PM

Makes him look thinner in the picture, that's why! Anyone who shoots animals is a piece of shit!