Niles Cops Sent Racially, Politically Charged Emails: Report

The Journal & Topics newspaper reports several Niles police officers sent the emails, sparking a Board of Ethics inquiry.


Offensive emails sent by several Niles police officers are the center of a Niles Board of Ethics inquiry, the Journal & Topics reports.

The newspaper confirms emails sent through village computers from 2009-2012 by Division Commander Dennis McEnerney, Chief Dean Strzelecki and Police Sergeant Thomas Fragassi were the subject of a complaint filed last year. One email sent by Strzelecki from his personal to his village of Niles email account showed anti-Obama bumper stickers with the following phrase: “Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing an idiot.” Violations of the Niles Code of Ethics were not breached, although police personnel have since been ordered to undergo sensitivity training, the newspaper reports. 

Doug Bressler May 09, 2013 at 07:37 PM
It might be funny, but on a work PC. That is inappropriate.
Jane May 09, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Did anyone click on the link and read the entire journal article? Its more than just a funny bumper sticker
John P. May 10, 2013 at 02:03 PM
I did and you are correct.
We Love Niles May 11, 2013 at 06:03 AM
Just how accurate is the Journal on line - the link attached to this article needs a little proof reading. Their words - not mine - "Another email sent from Niles Police Sgt. Thomas Fragassi’s village of Niles email address in August 2013 to eight village email addresses, most of which were police, compared President Barack Obama’s policies to “dog poop.”" If I am correct - we are in May of 2013 not August of 2013 as the above reads. Can we now start to question the Journals credibility - of course not - just a typo. Please - yes it was not right to send such emails out on village computers, we all know that - but who has not received and sent emails that you thought of as funny at the time to people in your own address book. We are all human - it happens. If this is the worst that can happen - I guess that we are all pretty lucky. Let us move on.
Chang May 12, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Is it ok to say n words today? I dont like being ridiculed for my heritage


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