Great quote from The Hunt for Red October which accuracy describes this "public servant."
An officer pulled the congressperson over because he license plate this not come back go the car he was driving. The officer was polite, patient with the driver, and released him with a warning. Not enough for the petulant member of the Congress, he filed a complaint. And after watching the video, it backs up what the officer said all along.
CPD officers cleared of racial profiling allegations made by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Two Chicago Police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing after U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush claimed he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer, according to a police spokesman.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday that after a review by the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs, the two Wentworth District officers had probable cause to make the stop.
Rush was driving his Lexus RX450h shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the 4700 block of South King Drive when he was pulled over by the officers who were on the lookout for high-end vehicles due to a series of thefts on the South Side.
A police dispatcher notified the officers that the license plate on Rush's vehicle was registered to a different vehicle.
A video obtained by FOX 32 News through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that the officers remained calm throughout the traffic stop though Rush became agitated about the reasons he was pulled over.
The congressman filed a complaint against the officers within an hour of the stop, claiming he was pulled over because of the color of his skin...
Within an hour. Sounds like you got a chip on your shoulder Mr. Rush. But that wouldn't be you, right Bobby.
...FOX 32: What do you think the police officers did wrong?
“Well, I think that their biases and their prejudices came into play,” Rush said. “I just want them to be on point, to know that every car that looks good in the black community, is driving on 47th street or any other street is not driving a criminal,” Rush said.
Congressman Rush says this incident should serve as a bigger message to police about racial profiling.
“This is an action that leads to the misunderstanding, the lack of respect and the lack of belief and faith in the Chicago Police Department,” Rush said.
No Bobby, it's your race baiting, annoyance at being held up for possibly breaking the law and race baiting that caused the issue. Unlike you, the officers were professional, polite and correct in all points in this matter.
Great work CPD. Please contact an attorney and sue this miserable sack of human waste. He deserves it.