Tuesday, November 30, 2010

72 Hours: Great job, CPD!

The Victims

Thank you, all officers of the Chicago Police Department, for the hard work involved in bringing this creep down!

Timothy Herring Jr.--the alleged cop-killer

Timothy Willis--the alleged accomplice

Sources: 19-year-old burglar killed cops to hide theft

Free on parole, convicted armed robber Timothy Herring Jr. was determined not to go back to prison.

So when the 19-year-old sneaked back Friday to the scene of a burglary he’d committed hours earlier and overheard veteran police officer and evidence technician Michael Flisk say “I’ve got a good fingerprint,” he acted in the coldest of blood, law enforcement sources said.

Armed with a handgun and wearing an electronic tracking bracelet on his ankle, Herring crept up on Flisk and former CHA police officer Stephen Peters in the alley on the 8100 block of South Burnham and shot both men dead, it’s alleged.

Prosecutors charged him with the first degree murder of both men Monday, marking the end of a 72-hour round-the-clock effort to find justice for Peters and Flisk, the fifth Chicago cop murdered this year.

Flisk’s fellow officers “worked non-stop, even in the face of extreme grief,” Supt. Jody Weis said as he announced the charges against Herring and an alleged accomplice, Timothy Willis, who’s charged with unlawful use of a weapon and is accused of helping Herring cover up the murders.

“All of Chicago owes them a debt of gratitude as they helped get a killer off the streets,” Weis said.
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And still no word from retiring Chicago "Crime Boss", Mayor Dick'em Daley!