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13 Ill. Cops Suspended In OT Scheme

April 18, 2013  | 

The Des Plaines (Ill.) Police Department handed out suspensions today to 13 officers who the department said were found to have violated department rules and regulations in connection with an internal investigation into misreporting of DUI arrests to obtain overtime pay from a federally funded grant.

The 13 officers—12 assigned to the patrol division and one in the detective division—were not named in a release announcing the disciplinary action.

They face suspensions ranging from seven days to 60 days, officials said.

In February, Police Chief William Kushner announced that the department's internal investigation concluded that several officers violated department rules and policies in connection to the department’s handling of a federally funded grant designed to catch drunk drivers and seat-belt violators.

Read the full Chicago Tribune story.

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Officer Misconduct, Overtime Pay, Grant Funding, Des Plaines (Ill.) PD


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Sherry @ 4/22/2013 1:45 AM

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. SEVEN TO 60 DAYS SUSPENSION, You fire all of them. You have no idea what other violation they have done upon other people. Please, please do not act like this is the one and only bad thing done by the officers. Other officers that were around when the events took place but said nothing should be in trouble also. I am sure it took alot before top people started looking into this and it took along time before the belief set in then came an action.
Officers are human and humans are nothing nice.
Each and every stop should be taped from start to finish.
Evil is running free amoung us all. Police Officers fall victum to Evil also.
Sincerely,
Sherry

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