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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Uptick City | Another Fatal Shooting in Aurora

25 year old Angel Reyna was shot and killed in Aurora Saturday morning inside a residence in the 1300 block of Monomoy.

Crony Cop Kristen Ziman, friend of corruption, refers to such tragedies as an "uptick."  Aurora has seen a 150% increase in shootings in 2015.

Ziman (aka "Kristen Kjendal") could not be reached for comment but may be seen drinking wine.

29 comments:

eppey said...

So do the pigs return the bonus they got a couple of years ago? How about lowering their pay?

Anonymous said...

Why are shootings her problem? Where is the chief of Aurora and all of the other bosses? Are they playing golf or something. The mayor created the sanctuary scum pit and his "restaurant row" WOW! One restaurant stays open, the one the mayor gets kick backs from.

Anonymous said...

Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas has announced he will be retiring as the leader of the Aurora Police Department in November, leaving a job he's held for more than seven years.

Thomas said he plans to spend more time with his family when he retires on Nov. 13.


"Serving as the chief of police has been an honor," Thomas said. "Working alongside leaders, and both sworn and non-sworn members of the police department who continually dedicate themselves to public service, has been my privilege. Crime has been significantly reduced --- a truly huge accomplishment for which all members of our city are very thankful."

Mayor Thomas Weisner called Thomas a dynamic leader, and applauded him for his many years with the department.


Thomas, 55, began his Aurora police career as a cadet in 1978 and worked his way through every rank, ultimately becoming chief of police in 2008.

"From cadet to chief, he's had a noble career in law enforcement right here in his hometown," Weisner said. "Under his leadership, the Aurora Police Department was guided through turbulent times into the national spotlight for its success and its use of best practices.

"I consider Greg and his wife Julie to be two of the finest human beings that I know. While he will certainly be missed, Greg has left an indelible mark in the Aurora Police Department and on the entire city," he said.

According to Weisner, the city continued "unprecedented decreases" in crime under Thomas' leadership. Aurora saw a greatly reduced number of traffic crashes, and focused on intelligence-led and community-oriented policing, Weisner said.

Thomas also oversaw the move into the new police headquarters that included a new digital radio system and 911 telephone system. He implemented automated fingerprint identification, electronic crash reporting, Leads-on-Line, and other systems that have improved efficiency and contributed to public safety, Aurora Police Department spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.

Ferrelli said that in addition to his police work, Thomas is part of several faith-based groups, business agencies and community organizations. He recently resurrected Aurora Cares, a collaborative group of various agencies working together to reduce violence.

During his career with the department, Thomas was part of many divisions including patrol, investigations, support services and the Special Response Team, Ferrelli said. Thomas began his duties as a cadet, he was sworn in as a patrol officer in 1982, was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1993, lieutenant in 2003, commander in 2005, and deputy chief in 2007.

He has received the Kendall County Medal of Valor and was named the Exchange Club of Aurora's Police Officer of the Year in 2005. He was also nominated for Officer of the Year in 1998 and has been the recipient of numerous department commendations and letters of appreciation, Ferrelli said.

Born in Aurora, Thomas graduated from East Aurora High School and holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Lewis University and a master's degree in business administration from Aurora University. He lives in Aurora with his wife Julie and also has three adult children: Todd, LeighAnn and Alexis.

For now, Thomas' post-retirement plans consist of spending time with his family, he said.

"Like all police department members, there have been many sacrifices my family has made over the years to accommodate my schedule," Thomas said. "It's time that I try and pay them back for the years of support they showed me."




Anonymous said...

One does not have to be an educator in a classroom to be a teacher. Anyone who shares her passion and knowledge anywhere is a teacher, and so Aurora Police Lieutenant Kristen Ziman certainly qualifies. In recognition of her efforts to educate both her colleagues and the general public about police work, and her years of serving and protecting the community, Waubonsee Community College has named Ziman its Featured Alumna for the month of October.

Ziman is one of those lucky people who always knew what they wanted to do with their lives, and the fact that her father, Hans Kjendal-Olsen, served as an Aurora police officer may have helped.

"I have wanted to be a police officer for as long as I had come into consciousness about choosing a profession," Ziman said. "Now that I connect the dots backwards, I realize my father influenced me a great deal…He would bring me to the police department as a young child. I was enamored by the uniforms and squad cars and everything related to police work. I loved how fast-paced the environment appeared to be and that appealed to me."

I found the above story on google. Is she being picked on because she is female? Or a threat to the male dominated police department. When do citizens vote for the next chief, I want to see debates among the candidates. I would like one similar to Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods.

Anonymous said...

He's retiring at 55, so what's his life-long pension going to be?

Anonymous said...

I asked several cops that were in my restaurant. They said over 150,000. And that commander Ziman will be next chief. The others for consideration are Joe Room and Paul Nelson, or an outside person.

I'll have to sell 1,000,000 burgers to make that much money. Do we really need a chief? Can't neighboring cities pool their leadership and cut costs. The money is controlled by a financial officer anyway. The state and feds make all the other rules and they are the same for all cities.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of burgers. Perhaps you can have a value menu. At $150000 I bet the retiring chief won't be eating any burgers! I'm in favor of eliminating the police and let Al Sharpton police everywhere.

Anonymous said...

People, your off topic. the 150% murder increase is how the retirement pay is set. $1000.00 for each percent equals $150000. Pretty smart for a high school drop out! Can I be the chief.

Anonymous said...

Buy low sell high

Anonymous said...

The media should publish the names and yearly pensions of all living policemen who retired while still in their 50's. I think we'd be surprised at the money.

Anonymous said...

Do any policemen start from real world jobs? In reading stories about Thomas and Kjendal it seems they get their job while in high school and never get their hands dirty like everybody else. And unlike me they retire rich.

Anonymous said...

They also retire young in their 50's.

alfie said...

The person commenting on the # of burgers is likely a franchisee, most likely Burger King or Wendy's as McDonalds franchisees are not making money like that anymore, and 5 guys and Smash Burger are generally not profitable. They need an Average Unit Volume that is fairly high before they actually see a profit hence the high number of burgers.

Anonymous said...

Good logic Alfie! Maybe they retire in their 50s, because they feel guilty not having ever gotten their hands dirty at a real job. Perhaps they will flip burgers.

Anonymous said...

Retire at 55 and make a pension of $120,000 for the rest of your life. The golden goose must be getting plenty sore.

Anonymous said...

So I see there will be a new chief. I bet there will be a huge fight between all the cronies to get their best contributor a cushy chief job with that huge pension.

Anonymous said...

Kristen Ziman's ex-husband, Steve Ziman, is a cop. That's how she initially got moved up the ranks from the streets. They ended up having a relationship with Chris Tunney (who was also married to a cop). Kristen and Chris dumped their husbands and ended up together. Chris Tunney ended up getting moved off the streets to detective thanks to Kristen. Also, Kristen's Mom works for the APD as receptionist. There's no way Kristen would be in her position if not for exploiting her connections, gender and her very public relationship.

Anonymous said...

There should be a tv show at that screwed up police department. I would watch it.
Maybe it would have to be on HBO or Cinemax.

Anonymous said...

There's always Raymond Kelly from NY or Clint Eastwood as Chief. How about all of those other commanders and lieutenants who retired from Aurora in their 50's and are now double dipping with other police forces or agencies at double taxpayer expense?

Anonymous said...

I love Clint!

Some cops at turners were saying Steve Ziman also had affairs with the wives of coworkers. It sounds steamy working there. "Fifty shades of Blue"

Anonymous said...

Gives new meaning to "Cop on Top" Which Cop on Top !

Anonymous said...

Or Bottoms Up !

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Pope could pray for the police department. It sounds like sin city.

Anonymous said...

Any one out there know of a source for the pensions of all former Aurora policemen.

Anonymous said...

You can FOIA that as it is public record.

Anonymous said...

I read the comment about debates I don't think that's right. Maybe mud wrestling my money is on the one with the most affairs. more bang for the buck

Anonymous said...

I feel very fortunate to live in Sugar Grove we don't have that drama here. My neighbor said that there is a huge fight going on between Jim Groom and Kristen Ziman and that the alderman want Ziman.

Guess what, I don't care

Anonymous said...

Go to aurora city hall and fill out a freedom of information request

Anonymous said...

Can I file a freedom of info request to find out the details of extra marital affairs?