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Record #: R2014-846   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/12/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/12/2014
Title: Gratitude extended to Police Officers Moreen K. Hanrahan, James E. Browne, Jose L. Castaneda, James F. Corcoran, Sean B. Forde and Ronald A. Jasica for apprehension of dangerous felon
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2014-846.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
November 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
 
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Police Department.
 
Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.
 
Mayor
 
Very truly yours,
 
 
 
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a convicted felon on parole for robbery
asked to take his girlfriend's seven-year-old daughter for a walk to buy pizza on the 8600 block of South Burnham Avenue; and
 
WHEREAS, Once they were alone, the man told the girl that he had a secret to tell her, and he directed her into an alley and behind an abandoned house. The man threatened to kill the girl if she made noise, and, when she began to cry, he punched her, covered her face, and then violently sexually assaulted her; and
 
WHEREAS, When the child returned home, naked from the waist down and covered in mud and bruises, her mother contacted the police, but the child's assailant had fled the area; and
 
WHEREAS, Chicago Police Detectives Moreen K. Hanrahan (Star #20565), James E. Browne (Star #20026), Jose L. Castaneda (Star #21273), James F. Corcoran (Star # 20952), Sean B. Ford (Star #20203) and Ronald A. Jasica (Star # 20420) were tasked with investigating this violent crime; and
 
WHEREAS, The detectives' determination for swift justice was fueled further when they discovered that the man had sent taunting messages to the victim's mother's telephone bragging about his crime; and
 
WHEREAS, While the girl recovered from her injuries, the detectives worked around the clock to find the man, who had told associates that he was going to disappear, and they arrested him 72 hours later as he entered Union Station; and
 
WHEREAS, During the interrogation of the subject, the man compounded the great evil of his acts by claiming that the seven-year-old girl was the aggressor; and
 
WHEREAS, These detectives tenaciously and professionally carried out each aspect of the investigation, given the immense time pressures and dire consequences for failure. Due to their extraordinary efforts on behalf of an innocent seven-year-old victim, the man was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and faces a 180-year prison sentence; now, therefore,
 
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this twelfth day of November, 2014, do hereby honor Chicago Police Officers Moreen K. Hanrahan, James E. Browne, Jose L. Castaneda, James F. Corcoran, Sean B. Forde and Ronald A. Jasica for their devotion to duty, and for their exemplary police work, in the face of such a heinous crime; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be presented to each named police officer, and placed on permanent record in his or her personnel file, as a token of our gratitude and esteem.
 
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