Parks CEO Michael Kelly quickly replied to a young lifeguard’s complaint of “extreme abuse,” then took 41 days to forward it to investigators.
Officials have declined to turn over many internal documents pertaining to the alleged abuse, assault and harassment of female lifeguards.
Team GM Stan Bowman pledges cooperation but stays silent on a May 2010 meeting to discuss a player’s sexual assault allegations against an ex-coach.
More than 50 teen girls and young women who work for the lakefront suburb say they suffered abuse from co-workers who were “sexual predators.”
Citing an ongoing investigation into alleged assault and abuse, the Chicago Park District’s inspector general asked for additional resources.
The latest claim marks the seventh WBEZ has documented involving former Blackhawks Coach Bradley Aldrich.
A WBEZ investigation found at least seven allegations involving the coach between his time working for the Blackhawks, Miami University and as a volunteer high school coach. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a student in 2013.
A newly released university police report shows a student reported allegations against Brad Aldrich in 2018, at least the sixth recorded allegation against the former coach.
Chicago’s NHL team hires ex-federal prosecutor Reid Schar to investigate whether the Blackhawks mishandled sexual abuse allegations.
A police investigative report obtained by WBEZ shows authorities investigated at least two other encounters involving youth. No charges were filed.