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Report: Disabled Cop Shot Animals On Safari

September 02, 2012  | 

Chicago's police pension board has suspended the disability benefits of a police officer who, after going on disability because of an injury he said made it impossible for him to safely fire a handgun, has shot and killed several animals while on safari.

The eight-member board stopped short of permanently revoking the disability benefits of Chicago Police Department Officer Charles T. Siedlecki, citing a snafu in notifying him of Thursday's "duty-disability status review."

Read the full Chicago Sun-Times story.


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Dave in Chicago @ 9/3/2012 10:17 PM

This smells like Rahm Emanuel leaking what should be confidential info to the press in order to erode the police union's bargaining position. As for the officer's disability, it was certified by the City's doctors, both initially and on periodic review. The press plays the big-game hunting angle as they know that will incense the largest number of people. What is the exact nature of the officer's injury? No mention of that. Just because he can hold a rifle does not mean he can maintain control of handgun in a disarming struggle.

mike @ 9/4/2012 4:30 AM

"Big Game" Hunter, shooting a Hippo? There should be a full-time unit that investigates these obvious attempts at cheating taxpayers by cops and firefighters who malinger their way to high-paying pensions. I've been a police officer for over 30 years and have never thought of scamming the system the way I know my fellow officers have, and still are, doing.

Sal @ 9/4/2012 4:47 AM

And what do the Press care? Their sole objective is to sell as many newspapers as possible

Jeremiah @ 9/4/2012 10:21 AM

This officer should go on a safari hunt in southside Chicago. There is plenty of animals that could be killed to make Chicago a better place to live.

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