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IDOC Intelligence Unit recognized 

IDOC Intelligence Unit recognized for assisting in investigation of fallen CPD Officer
Front row from left: IDOC Deputy Commander Earl Corbett; IDOC Chief of Parole Brad Curry, IDOC Intel Officer Joel Shaw and IDOC Chief of Staff Luke Hartigan. Back row from left: IDOC Intel Officer Brent Mason, IDOC Investigator Kevin Verble, CPD Detective Danny Stover and CPD Detective Tim Murphy.

SPRINGFIELD – February 6, 2012 – The Chicago Police Department (CPD) Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 recently presented several Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Intelligence Unit staff with a Certificate of Appreciation for their work in assisting the CPD Detective Division in the investigation of the 2010 shooting death of CPD Officer Michael Bailey.

Through intelligence work by IDOC, a break in the case occurred when a conversation was documented between two offenders at an IDOC facility. As a result, IDOC and CPD worked together to conduct inmate interviews and monitor additional conversations. CPD detectives were then able to bring official charges against an IDOC inmate for the murder of CPD Officer Bailey.

“I commend all of those involved for their diligent efforts in this investigation of a fallen Chicago Police Department officer,” said IDOC Director S.A. Godinez. “It is beneficial for IDOC’s Investigations and Intelligence Division to have a close working relationship with outside law enforcement in the overall mission of promoting public safety. The division has established an excellent rapport with outside law enforcement agencies and has assisted them with information ranging from narcotics, robbery, homicide, conspiracy and extortion to security threat group activity.”