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Former Chicago cop sues PD for 'bad-mouthing'

The cop's old boss "did not recommend Mr. Petersen for employment because he is moody and does not always follow instructions"

By Lisa Donovan
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A onetime Chicago cop is suing his old bosses for defamation, alleging they bad-mouthed him after he sought post-retirement work as a federal court security officer.

Donald J. Petersen Jr. was a nearly 40-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, retiring from the force in 2009 and shortly after applying for a position with the U.S. Marshal's office in Chicago's Dirksen Federal Building, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

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