Trouble for Cops Who Viewed Sex Assault Report

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011  |  Updated 12:30 PM CDT
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CPD Wants Reprimands for 1,000 Cops

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The Chicago Police Department is threatening disciplinary action against more than 1,000 officers who apparently viewed the arrest report of two cops accused of sexual assault.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that police are investigating why so many officers accessed the reports from the March 30th incident. It may be that some officers wanted to see the lurid details from the report, in which two on-duty officers are accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman inside a police SUV, and at the woman's North Side apartment.

The two officers accused of assault lost their police powers over the widely reported incident. A third was also stripped of his powers in connection with what happened. In a department-wide memo, Internal Affairs is alleging "misuse of department equipment" for those who accessed, and in some cases, printed the reports.

Internal Affairs recommends a written reprimand, the paper reported, but the police union is standing up to stop that from happening. Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden told the paper officers who looked at the reports did nothing wrong.

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