Just a month after a bank robber compared him to the corrupt cop played by Denzel Washington in the movie “Training Day,” Markham’s former deputy police chief has been accused by the feds of sexual abuse.
With that second section I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Then I saw the following.
During a 17-year law enforcement career with the Chicago Housing Authority police, Harvey Police and Markham, he has been named in at least 15 civil lawsuits that allege he used excessive force or illegal means while on the job. Many have been settled.
Where I’m from we call that type of record a clue. It’s been shown over and over again that rarely are offenders like this one off instances. They show a long pattern of abuse.
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Because when someone keeps having charges filed against him alleging abuse and resulting in settlements costing taxpayers dollars, that means the tax payers are just getting their due.