Chicago Cop Fired After 'Lube Wrestling' Incident: Report

Chicago Police Board said the officer also was working as a bouncer while on convalescent duty

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:42 AM CDT
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Cop Fired After 'Lube Wrestling' Incident: Report

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A Chicago police officer on disability leave was fired after he was found to be filling in as a bouncer and at once point taking part in "lube wrestling."

Eleven-year veteran Johnathan M. Maynard, 34, had been on convalescent duty when the Chicago Police Board discovered last month that he had worked as a fill-in bouncer for two nightclubs between 2008 and 2009, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The police board called Maynard's extra work a "flagrant” abuse of the system, but Maynard told the Sun-Times he plans to sue the city for harassing him because he's gay.

The police board told the paper it found that Maynard worked at Hydrate Nightclub and Halsted’s Bar and Grill during the two years and on Nov. 22, 2007, participated in a “lube wrestling” event at Hydrate.

Maynard said he was never paid for the security work and said the wrestling occurred after he completed therapy on his injured knee and was cleared for work days later.

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