A suburban Chicago police officer has been decertified for a petty crime she committed 15 years ago.
Now, Zenna Ramos can't be a police officer in the state of Illinois – or anywhere in the country, Fox 32 reports.
Earlier this year, she decided to leave the Cicero Police Department to work for Riverside PD. She was only on the job for two months when the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board de-certified her for stealing a T-shirt when she was 23 years old.
"Yes, she made a mistake in 2008. But what she has done since that date is the more important part. Over the last 15 years, Zenna has worked tirelessly to better herself. She has gone to school and studied criminal justice," said Matthew Buckley, Director of Public Safety for Riverside.
Zenna is no longer working as a police officer, but was reassigned to another job within the Village of Riverside. Riverside is appealing Ramos’ decertification.