Talk about exceptional police service! Our mayor, whose house is guarded 24-hours-a day, 7-days-a-week, by multiple 19th district police units, must be one satisfied citizen.
At 9:38PM on Saturday, additional cops were called to the mayor’s neighborhood because a party was letting out on the next block and Rahm’s security detail wanted officers to “disperse the crowd.”
Three 19th district units responded. Three. The party was so enormous, so overwhelmingly disruptive, that not a single one of the units could find any sign of a party or a crowd.
Please don’t expect similar results when you call in a party at 9:38PM on a Saturday night. Heck, even the poor woman who was attacked and robbed two blocks from the mayor’s house Saturday morning received a less robust response.
At any given time, at least five percent of the 19th district’s police officers are committed to sitting outside of the mayor’s home at 4228 N. Hermitage—an assignment euphemistically referred to as the “Berteau Detail.”
Last September, the “Berteau Detail” called for back-up after they heard a “suspicious man” coughing near a garage on Rahm’s block. Officers converged, only to discover that the man was simply setting up for a yard sale.