Chicago police commander charged with harassing cop

District Officer Penelope Trahanas is accused by her ex-boyfriend, a Chicago Police officer, of making threats against him


Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A Chicago Police commander has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor telephone harassment of her former boyfriend — a Chicago Police officer — allegations her lawyer says are overblown because they were simply the result of a lovers’ quarrel.

Cmdr. Penelope Trahanas of the Harrison District on the West Side turned herself in to the Internal Affairs Division on Tuesday night, police said. She was relieved of her police powers pending an investigation by the department and the Independent Police Review Authority.

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