Of course this guy shouldn’t even be on the job. 20 years ago he was caught in an internal affairs sting over an illegal weapon, and recommended for firing.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against the three officers, but Internal Affairs recommended they all be fired.
Months later, though, the Police Department handed down its punishment: 30-day suspensions for the sergeant and his partner and 15 days for the third officer.
That will only convince the bad-actors that there are no real consequences to being bad actors. And that was 20 years ago. Do you think that was the last time he did something without “following department procedures?”