Daniel J. Smith

  • Recommendation Termination
  • Decision Return to duty
  • Length of process 29 days January 19, 2017 to February 17, 2017 Closed

Charged with violating 4 rules on 8 counts

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Rule 38 2 counts

Unlawful or unnecessary use or display of a weapon.

Rule 6 2 counts

Disobedience of an order or directive, whether written or oral.

Rule 3 2 counts

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

Rule 2 2 counts

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

Board Member Votes & Decisions

Majority Decision

3 agreed

Agreed with the final decision of the board

2 disagreed

Disagreed with the final decision of the board

0 did not vote

Did not vote or were not present for voting

The Police Board of the City of Chicago, having read and reviewed the record of proceedings in this case, having viewed the video-recording of the testimony of the witnesses, having received the oral report of the Hearing Officer,and having conferred with theHearing Officer on the credibility of the witnesses and the evidence, hereby adopts the findings set forth herein by the following votes:By votes of 3in favor (Steve Flores, John P. O’Malley Jr., and John H. Simpson) to 2 opposed (Lori E. Lightfoot and Michael Eaddy), the Board finds the Respondent not guiltyof violating Rule 2, Rule 3, Rule 6, and Rule 38. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Respondent,Police Officer Daniel J. Smith, Star No. 13941, as a result of having been found not guilty of all charges in Police Board Case No. 17 PB 2926, be and hereby is restored to his position as a police officer with the Department of Police, and to the services of the City of Chicago, with all rights and benefits, effective February 17, 2017.This disciplinary action is adopted and entered by a majority of the members of the Police Board who participated in the case: Steve Flores, John P. O’Malley Jr., and John H. Simpson.Board Members Eva-Dina Delgado, Ghian Foreman, and Rhoda D. Sweeney recused themselves from this case pursuant to §2-57-060(c) of the Municipal Code of Chicago.DATED AT CHICAGO, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS, THIS 16th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2017.

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