Chicago Cop Under Investigation Over Social Media Posts

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown says the department is “looking into” Joshua Purkiss’ social media posts. It’s been 15 months.

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Officers attend a Chicago Police Department graduation ceremony at Navy Pier. On Tuesday, a years-long plan to create a civilian board to oversee CPD hit another roadblock after a disagreement about who should have final say over police policy. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Officers attend a Chicago Police Department graduation ceremony at Navy Pier. On Tuesday, a years-long plan to create a civilian board to oversee CPD hit another roadblock after a disagreement about who should have final say over police policy. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago Cop Under Investigation Over Social Media Posts

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown says the department is “looking into” Joshua Purkiss’ social media posts. It’s been 15 months.

“Choose your victims carefully” — that’s the slogan of a company called Diplomacy Failure founded by Chicago Police officer Joshua Purkiss. It sells accessories for assault rifles and other firearms.

Officer Purkiss is under investigation for “conduct unbecoming violations,” according to a new report by WBEZ’s Patrick Smith. He joins Reset for more on the city’s response.

GUEST: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter