- Case #: 98PB2329
- Police badge #: 11508
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- Recommendation Suspension
- Decision Termination
- Length of process over 2 years March 04, 1998 to July 14, 2000 Closed
- Investigative Agency Not Specified
Charged with violating 3 rules on 13 counts
|Rule 28||3 counts||
Being absent from duty without proper authorization.
|Rule 2||4 counts||
Any action or conduct which impedes the Department's efforts to achieve its policy and goals or brings discredit upon the Department.
|Rule 1||6 counts||
Violation of any law or ordinance.
Board Member Votes & Decisions
Agreed with the final decision of the board
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0 did not vote
Did not vote or were not present for voting
On December 30, 1998, the Police Board entered its Findings and Decision in which it ordered Police Officer Jeff Pedersen, Star No. 11508, suspended from the police force for one year, and further ordered that Police Officer Pedersen not be returned to duty until he submitted and passed a Chicago Police Department psychological exam and supplied the Department with a report from Police Officer Pedersen's therapist finding him fit for duty. The Superintendent of Police then sought administrative review of the Board's decision. On June 28, 1999, Circuit Court Judge Lester Foreman reversed the matter and remanded the case to the Board for entry of "an order consistent with the Court's decision." Police Officer Jeff Pedersen, Star No. 11508, then filed a Motion for Reconsideration and Personal Argument, seeking an opportunity fo this counsel to argue before the board. The Superintendent opposed the Motion. There is no authority in the Board's rules or the City Ordinance creating the Police Board to permit such argument and thus Police Officer Pedersen's Motion for Reconsideration and Personal Argument was denied. On November 4, 1999, an evenly divided Board entered an order in which three members voted to suspend Police Officer Pedersen from the police force for two years, and further ordered that Police Officer Pedersen not be returned to duty until he submitted and passed a Chicago Police Department psychological examination and supplied the Department with a report from Police Officer Pedersen's therapist finding him fit for duty. Three members of the Board voted to discharge Police Officer Pedersen. The Superintendent of Police again sought judicial review of the Board's order. On April 14, 2000, Circuit Court Judge Lester Foreman reversed the Police Board and ordered that the Board enter an order consistent with the Court's decision. By reason of the findings of fact, the Respondent is guilty of violating Rules 1, 2, and 28.