(CHICAGO) An investigation by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) Bureau of Internal Affairs has led to felony charges against a former CPD officer.
Jeffrey Kriv of Chicago has been charged with four counts of the felony offense of Perjury, and five counts of the felony offense of Forgery, according to documents filed this morning in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Both offenses are punishable by probation or up to two to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Kriv was a Chicago Police officer from August 5, 1996 to January 20, 2023, when he retired from CPD.
As stated in the bond proffer made by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office today, the “OIG investigation revealed that between 2009-2022, [Kriv] successfully disputed numerous parking tickets and moving violations related to his personal vehicles by providing fraudulent documents as evidence and/or making false statements at in-person City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings while under oath.” Kriv was employed as a CPD officer at the time of each of the incidents with which he has been charged.
The public is reminded that neither filed charges nor statements made during a bond hearing constitute evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
“The truthfulness and credibility of police officers is foundational to the fair administration of justice, and to CPD’s effectiveness as a law enforcement agency,” said Inspector General Deborah Witzburg. “We are grateful to CPD and to the State’s Attorney’s Office for their partnership in this investigation.”
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