Thursday, August 7, 2008

Chicago Cop Suspended For Trying To Get Free Coffee at Starbucks

The police board for the Chicago Police Department, suspended a veteran police officer for demanding free coffee from numerous Starbucks throughout the City of Chicago over a number of years. The same officer had been charged with retail theft at a Starbucks in 2004 for stealing juice. She was eventually found not guilty of the retail theft. This officer was found guilty by the police board of using her position as a police officer to demand free coffee when asked for payment. They alleged that when she was asked for payment, she would flash her badge, handcuffs and gun. In one incident, a Starbucks store manager testified that this officer demanded free pastries and became angry and went behind the counter when she was told they could not give out free pastries.

The officer was suspended for 15 months and ordered to undergo counseling.

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