Brandon Ternand

  • Recommendation Termination
  • Decision Return to duty
  • Length of process 11 months November 6, 2017 to October 11, 2018 Closed

Charged with violating 3 rules on 5 counts

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Rule 38 2 counts

Unlawful or unnecessary use or display of a weapon.

Rule 6 1 count

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

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 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 the Hearing Officer on the credibility of the witnesses and the evidence, hereby adopts the findings set forth herein by the following votes: By a vote of 5 in favor (Eva-Dina Delgado, John P. O’Malley Jr., John H. Simpson, Rhoda D. Sweeney, and Andrea L. Zopp) to 3 opposed (Ghian Foreman, Paula Wolff, and Michael Eaddy), the Board finds the Respondent not guilty of violating Rule 2, Rule 6, and Rule 38 as set forth in paragraph no. 5 above; and By a vote of 5 in favor (Delgado, O’Malley, Simpson, Sweeney, and Zopp) to 3 opposed (Foreman, Wolff, and Eaddy), the Board finds the Respondent not guilty of violating Rule 2 and Rule 38 as set forth in paragraph no. 6 above. NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Respondent, Police Officer Brandon Ternand, Star No. 2717, as a result of having been found not guilty of all charges in Police Board Case No. 17 PB 2940, 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 November 23, 2017. This disciplinary action is adopted and entered by a majority of the members of the Police Board: Eva-Dina Delgado, John P. O’Malley Jr., John H. Simpson, Rhoda D. Sweeney, and Andrea L. Zopp. (Board Member Steve Flores recused himself from this case pursuant to §2- 78-130(a)(iii) of the Municipal Code of Chicago.) DATED AT CHICAGO, COUNTY OF COOK, STATE OF ILLINOIS, THIS 11th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2018.

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