Police spokesman Lt. Maureen Biggane said the five were "relieved of their police powers'' and given desk jobs while the city's lawyers review potential charges against them. The employees weren't identified.Not suspended. Not having to exist without pay. Just given make-work jobs while the suits try to sweep it under the rug.
It is the first time the department has publicly acknowledged disciplinary action in the case, which began more than three years ago when Mark Geinosky started receiving tickets for infractions he did not commit.It doesn't say so in this article, but this isn't the first time I've written about this case. Geinosky got tickets for a car he no longer owned - the license plate had been moved to a new vehicle, but these members of "Chicago's finest" didn't realize that. He also got tickets for a period in time when his passport clearly showed he was in Europe. The idiots in blue didn't know that either. And just kept writing tickets.
The Police Department launched an internal investigation after the Problem Solver wrote about the Geinosky case on Feb. 24, 2009, detailing the 24 tickets, all of which were thrown out by administrative judges.
None of them have been punished in any way. Not even a day-off without pay it seems like. And isn't writing a false ticket tantamount to perjury? If not, it should be.