Notable Chicago Whistleblower Faces Retaliation, Says Off-Duty Cop Assaulted Him
October 15, 2014
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The man responsible for blowing the lid off the biggest scandal during the tenure of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, says not only was he assaulted by an off duty Chicago Police Officer but the incident was made to look like he was in the wrong.
Pat McDonough is a plumbing inspector with the Department of Water Management (DWM) for the City of Chicago, in 2005 he discovered and became the main source for the award winning Chicago Sun Times series on the Chicago Hired Truck Scandal.
On July 30, 2011, McDonough led a team of three (DWM) employees to investigate a complaint from a homeowner that a City of Chicago water sewer had caused the homeowner’s flooded basement on the 7700 block of West Clarence.
After inspecting the sewer system on that block, McDonough told the homeowner, Kevin Mullane, the problem wasn’t in the city’s sewer system. When Mullane, a Chicago Police Officer, insisted his basement be fixed, McDonough explained that he was a plumbing inspector and not allowed to fix plumbing problems.
“You are not going to leave here until you pump out my basement,” Mullane told McDonough, according to transcripts from a Chicago Inspector General (OIG) investigation report.
At that point all parties agree that Mullane followed McDonough who ordered his crew into the truck. A verbal altercation followed and then McDonough and Mullane both claimed the other became physical.
After police were called to the scene, McDonough and his two crew members repeated the same story: Mullane followed McDonough, pushed him to the ground, and wouldn’t allow the truck to leave.
While waiting for the police to finish their report, McDonough said an elderly neighbor who was outside mentioned to him that Mullane was a police officer. McDonough told Rebel Pundit, at that point he feared the incident would be covered. Please go to rebel pundit for the rest of the story link is here:http://rebelpundit.com/notable-chicago-whistleblower-says-off-duty-cop-assaulted-him/#comment-32520