James Padar

  • Recommendation Termination
  • Decision Other
  • Length of process about 1 year March 24, 2016 to April 20, 2017 Closed
  • Investigative Agency Not Specified

Charged with violating 4 rules on 4 counts

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Rule 5 1 count

Failure to perform any duty.

Rule 4 1 count

Any conduct or action taken to use the official position for personal gain or influence.

Rule 3 1 count

Any failure to promote the Department's efforts to implement its policy or accomplish its goals.

Rule 2 1 count

Any action or conduct which impedes the Department's efforts to achieve its policy and goals or brings discredit upon the Department.

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On March 24, 2016, the Superintendent of Police filed with the Police Board of the City of Chicago Charges against Sergeant James Padar, Star No. 1210 (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Respondent"), recommending that the Respondent be discharged from the Chicago Police Department for violating several Rules of Conduct (a copy of the Charges is attached as Ex. A).

On March 14, 2017, the Superintendent filed a motion to withdraw the Charges against the Respondent because prior to the filing of the Charges with the Police Board, the Superintendent's designee, Chief of Staff James Roussell, approved a fifteen-day suspension for the same misconduct alleged in the Charges, a penalty which the Respondent accepted on June 29, 2015. The Police Board has considered the Superintendent's motion, to which the Respondent did not object.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, in light of the prior resolution of Sergeant Padar's conduct, the Superintendent's motion is granted, and the proceedings before the Police Board are terminated, provided the Superintendent files with the Board proof that the fifteen-day suspension has been imposed on Sergeant Padar (for example, by reducing his accumulated compensatory time, or by suspending him without pay).

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