Skip to comments.Lawsuit: IPRA Investigator Told to Lie to Make Police Shooting Look Unjustified
Posted on 07/24/2018 3:34:17 AM PDT by PBRCat
A former longtime police misconduct investigator claims in a new lawsuit he lost his job last year after he refused to give false testimony to make a shooting by an officer seem like it was not justified.
Kelvin Lett made the claim in a complaint filed Sunday against the city of Chicago, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the Independent Police Review Authority, AFSCME Local 654 and Council 31 and others.
Also mentioned throughout the lawsuit, but not named as a defendant, is Lori Lightfoot, the former Police Board president now challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his job. The complaint alleges that Lightfoot, in December 2015, told then-IPRA head Scott Ando she wanted to fire that motherfer Lett.
Lett alleges Fairley ordered him to alter his reports so as to lie about his findings on a particular case regarding an officer-involved shooting of a civilian. He claims Fairley said he had to have a more devious mind to do this job and that he needed to lie about his findings in such a way to reflect that the officer shooting was unjustified.
Specifically, Fairley allegedly ordered Lett to lie in his reports that a gun was planted on the victim by the officers involved in the shooting. The lawsuit says Lett protested and refused to do so because he had no evidence to support that finding.
Within two weeks, Fairley transferred Lett to janitorial duties and opened an investigation into Lett for allegedly disclosing confidential information. She ordered him fired in February 2017 after the investigation concluded Lett violated IPRAs confidentiality policy, according to his lawsuit.
Fairley abruptly resigned from IPRA in the fall of 2017. Days later, she announced her candidacy for Illinois Attorney General.
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Anything goes when a ballet dancer is put in charge!
Chicago, the swamp runs very deep there.
Hope this guy’s lawsuit is adequately funded and that his counsel is a legal pit bull.
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