According to the Office of Inspector General, on-duty Chicago police officers were ordered for almost an entire year to pick up a supervisor’s child from school and babysit the child at a police station for hours at a time.
According to an OIG investigation, the supervisor in question used the department as a personal child care service starting in September 2017 until at least July 2018.
The Chicago Sun Times reported that "most Wednesday afternoons, a lower-ranking supervisor was directed to order as many as three officers to drive 3 miles each way in a police vehicle to pick up the child from a school outside their district and bring the child back to the station. At the station, they had to babysit the child for at least two to three hours."
The supervisor who had ordered the unusual duty for those officers has been given a seven-day suspension.