OpenlineBlog has learned a second current commander of the Aurora Police Department is alleged to be involved with corruption for personal gain. This is in addition to multiple allegations regarding another current commander.
Despite fake claims of an "extensive search" to replace outgoing Chief Greg Thomas, Aurora's Corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner is expected to name one of the crony commanders as the next chief and the other as "deputy chief" as part of a pre-determined scheme and payoff.
Previously, the position of deputy chief had been eliminated as "frivolous" but is being reinstated as part of a corrupt deal to payoff one of the commanders for not being named the next chief, according to sources.
Both commanders, who also have family members on the payroll of the APD, have cooperated and/or looked the other way on massive corruption involving the $163 million Aurora Police Palace that has exploited taxpayers and rewarded cronies and campaign contributors.
An Aurora police detective, Chris Tunney, is also alleged to be involved with corruption by receiving a payoff in the form of a paid board position from the Dunham Fund, a corrupt nonprofit slush fund, controlled by Bob Vaughan, the master of corruption in Aurora and Weisner's campaign chief.
Tunney shares the same household as one of the crony commanders. Sources say Tunney was paid to avoid paying the commander directly. Dunham Fund and its board members are connected to several corruption schemes across Aurora. One board member also received contracts for the same corrupt Aurora Police Palace. The fund was originally intended to help education, not corruption.
One of the crony commanders is also involved with a side scheme called "Blue Courage" with a former Aurora cop to exploit police departments and taxpayers across the nation and allegedly has worked on these schemes during business hours and duties for the APD. The former cop, Michael Nila, has used political contribution payoffs to politicians to obtain contracts at taxpayer expense. He also paid corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner for a contract via a campaign contribution, which is a the common way of doing business in Aurora since 2005.
Several rank-n-file officers have complained these two commanders are not only corrupt but "incompetent" and it would be a "disaster" and "dangerous" if either were named chief in a city with skyrocketing crime.
Aurora, the largest suburb in Illinois, is second to none for corruption, taxes, wild spending and crime.
The city has experienced a 150% increase in shootings since last year. Kristen Ziman, one of the so-called "commanders" at the APD called this increase an "uptick" as part of political cover for the mayor.
Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.
Note: Corruption is an epidemic in Aurora and a serious federal crime. We have a zero tolerance for corrupt politicians and even less for corrupt law enforcement officials. If you have any information to help stop corruption or lead to the arrest and conviction of any of those responsible for these crimes, please report it the FBI. Please also note there are many ethical rank-n-file members of the APD.