Highlights from OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here.
- A Supervising Police Communications Operator (PCO) used his/her City position to access and disseminate information from the Illinois State Police Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) as part of a criminal scheme to threaten a Cook County Corrections Officer and smuggle contraband into the Cook County Jail.
- A Sanitation Laborer violated the City’s Personnel Rules by committing an aggravated battery on a City resident and otherwise treating that resident discourteously during a 2012 altercation.
- Two Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) employees filed false crash and damages reports after a 2012 on-duty traffic collision. Both reports wrongly identified the passenger of the car as the driver when in fact the actual driver’s license was suspended. In addition, the passenger, rather than the driver, submitted to drug testing required for drivers involved in on-duty accidents.
- As Vice-President of a transportation consulting services firm, a former high-ranking Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) employee assisted the transportation consulting company in its hiring of a consultant who provided services to CDOT under a master consulting agreement for which the former CDOT employee exercised contract management authority.