Petition for change – proper representation of Asians within supervisory ranks

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have revealed that from 2000-2014, the Chicago Police Department has meritoriously promoted just (2) Asian officers to the rank of Lieutenant; (3) Asian officers to the rank of Sergeant; and just (1) Asian officer to the rank of Detective. During this same time frame, (31) White; (28) African American, and (16) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. (110) White; (77) African American; and (51) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. (57) White; (36) African American; and (34) Hispanics have been meritoriously promoted to the rank of Detective. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asians are the fastest growing population in the country. Currently, Asian families account for 5.5% of Chicago residents and 7.2% of businesses. The (2) Lieutenants that were meritoriously promoted have since retired.

After speaking with the members of AALEA, the problem appears to be state-wide and in every department. As a result, the issues facing these Asian communities are often set aside. With more Asians in supervisory positions, we can ensure that these Asian communities get the police service that they deserve.

A link to the online petition below:

Any questions, concerns, or advice as we move forward with this initiative, please feel free to reach out to any officer or board member.

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2015 AALEA Awards Banquet


The Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) will be honoring and recognizing its members in law enforcement and members of the Asian community at its Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. We will also be awarding 2 students with the Trooper Chong Soo Lim Scholarship.

We will be hosting the event at

Tang Garden Restaurant
1826 S Canal

Chicago, IL 60616
Reception: 6 P.M.
Presentations and Dinner: 7 P.M.

Tickets $55

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In remembrance of Police Officer Sonny Kim

Hello Everyone,

It is with a heavy heart I send this information. We have lost another brother in law enforcement.

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim, a 27 year veteran was tragically killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 19th 2015.

Officer Kim, 48, was a South Korea-born immigrant who came to the United States in 1973. Raised in Chicago, he moved to Cincinnati in 1986 to attend classes at the university of Cincinnati. Two years later he joined the Cincinnati police force where he earned 22 commendations over the years and was praised in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Justice for his service.

Officer Kim leaves behind 3 sons and his wife, Jessica. A benefit account has been started for his children at the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union. Anyone wishing to donate may stop by any of our branches or mail their donation to 959 W. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Tom Freitag


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AALEA Quarterly Meeting

AALEA will be holding its next quarterly meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Oak Park Police Department. Food and beverage will be provided.

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It is with great sadness we receive the news that Raymond Tu has passed away. Norman Kwong only received this sad news this evening and passed it on to AALEA. Raymond Tu was a certified C.P.A. and was very instrumental in establishing the 501 c 3 not for profit tax status for AALEA. He was also very supportive of our organization and events, not only donations but much of his time as well which is why AALEA presented the community award to him at our 30th anniversary dinner. He will greatly be missed. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Tomorrow’s visitation is at 10 am at

Drake & Son Funeral Home
5303 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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AALEA’s General Membership Meeting

Our 2015 General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 28th at 1900 CST. This meeting will take place at the Phoenix Restaurant located at 2131 S Archer Ave (2nd Floor), Chicago, IL 60616. Please join with us for the 1st Quarter address and to share dinner. Remember to renew your member dues for 2015. Topics for this meeting will be the 2015 NAPOA conference scheduled for August, By-Law Amendments, and planned events for this year. [$5 Member fee/Non-Members $15 for Dinner; please RSVP invitation with Secretary Khalid Bin-Walid by January 23rd by email at]

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AALEA Annual Banquet

The Asian American Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) will be honoring and recognizing its members in law enforcement and members of the Asian community at its Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. We will also be awarding 2 students with the Trooper Chong S. Lim Scholarship.

We will be hosting the event at

New Furama Restaurant
2828 S. Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL

Reception: 6 P.M.
Presentations and Dinner: 7 P.M.

Tickets $55

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General Membership Meeting and Baseball Outing with MNAPOA

AALEA will be having its General Membership meeting (Dinner Meeting) on Friday, September 12th 2014, 7:00 pm at New Furama Restaurant located at 2828 S. Wentworth Ave, Chicago IL 60616. Our brothers and sisters from our sister chapter, Minnesota Asian Peace Officers Association (MNAPOA) will be attending. Dinner is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members if they are a guest of a member in good standing. Come out, network, have some fun and greet our fellow officers from Minnesota! We will also have a guest speaker form the Chicago Patrolman’s Federal Credit Union who will advise of some of the services they have to offer. Topics for this meeting will be the AALEA Awards Banquet on October 18th, and by-law amendments.

On Saturday September 13th 2014 AALEA will have its baseball outing at Cellular One Park, Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins, along with our sister chapter MNAPOA. Tickets are $63.00 and this includes the patio buffet, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, potato and pasta salads, Miller products and Pepsi products along with the game ticket with seats in the outfield near the bull pen. The patio will open one hour and a half before the game and will remain open a half hour after the game begins. everyone is allowed to bring one drink to the game when they leave the patio. Please come out end enjoy this event with our sister chapter from Minnesota.

Please contact any board member ASAP if you are attending the Dinner Meeting at Furama on Friday, the baseball outing on Saturday or if you are attending both so we can get a headcount for Furama Restaurant and The patio at Sox Park. This will be a fun weekend so don’t miss out! Hope to see you all there!

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AALEA Annual Golf Outing

A reminder that the AALEA Golf outing will be on Sunday, August 10th at Carriage Greens Club located at 8700 Carriage Green Drive, Darien IL 60561. Check in is at 10:00 am and Tee time is at 11:00 am. The price per person is $110.00 and this includes golf, cart, lunch, open bar, dinner and gifts. There will be closest to the pin, longest drive, contests and raffles. Come out and enjoy a fun day and give your support as the golf outing is for a good cause. The outing will raise funds for two scholarship awards that will be awarded by AALEA at our Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. The Scholarship will perpetrate the memory of Illinois State Trooper Chong S. Lim who was tragically killed in the line of duty when his patrol car was struck from behind as he conducted a traffic stop on the Northwest Tollway. His squad car was rear-ended and burst into flames.

On Tuesday, June 6th 1995, Trooper Lim stopped a car on I-90, near Hoffman Estates. He was sitting in his squad car when a pickup truck struck the rear of his vehicle and forced it into the automobile in front of him. The force of the collision caused the gas tank to explode and trapped Trooper Lim inside.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested for DUI. He was later charged with manslaughter for Trooper Lim’s death and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Born in South Korea, Trooper Lim patrolled District 3 in Chicago upon his graduation from the Academy. He transferred to the midnight shift in District 15, Oak Brook, just one month before his death. He is survived by his wife. The scholarship award is named after Trooper Chong Soo Lim.

Trooper Lim Photo

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AALEA Board Member Tribute on ABC-7

LucyMoy                                                                                      Chicago Police Commander Lucy Moy-Bartosik was featured on ABC news on Saturday, May 17 on a special program titled Asian Influences.

Reporter Linda Yu described Commander Moy’s journey, experience and hopes with respect to her law enforcement work and career. Commander Moy has held many positions — “beat cop, to detective, to the CAPS program, to sergeant, to lieutenant, to commander of the 20th District. She’s now the highest ranking Asian woman in the force, commander of CAPS, the patrol division.”

Moy stated that that she hopes “to bring more women, including Asian women, into the department.” AALEA is proud to have the guidance and support from long-term member Lucy Moy and we congratulate her on this recent tribute.

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