13 Ill. cops suspended in grant scheme

Despite the black mark on the department, Chief Bill Kushner said he believes people can trust the officers to honestly do their jobs


By James Kane
Chicago Daily Herald

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Des Plaines police announced Tuesday that 13 officers have been suspended between seven and 60 days each for their parts in a scheme to misrepresent their participation in grant-funded traffic enforcement campaigns.

The officers, whose names were not disclosed, were cited for violations that included conduct unbecoming; obedience of laws and regulations; reporting violations of laws, ordinances, rules or orders; and truthfulness, police said. Twelve of the 13 officers disciplined are assigned to the department's patrol division. The other is in the detective division.

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