Ex-cop claims Weis should have gone to shooting scene

April 6, 2010 2:38:32 PM PDT
A retired Chicago Police officer has filed a complaint against Superintendent Jody Weis with the Independent Police Review Authority.

¶ John Northen claims Weis should have personally responded when a man was shot last week. Weis was a short distance away from the shooting holding a news conference in the Englewood neighborhood.

Weis left the area when informed of the nearby shooting.

More than 20 years ago, Northen led a group of police sergeants who filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were unfairly denied promotions.

Chicago Police call the complaint absurd.