Police Commander Arrested for Harassment

Trahanas claims she's innocent

By Andrew Greiner
|  Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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A Chicago Police commander is under investigation by the department for allegedly harassing a former boyfriend – a Chicago police officer.

Penelope Trahanas, a 24-year veteran of the CPD, allegedly told officer Matthew Jackson over the phone that she could ruin his career, documents state, according to the Sun-Times.

Investigators are listening to nearly a dozen taped phone calls, sources told the paper.

Jackson received an order of protection against Trahanas, the Harrison District commander, from a Cook County judge on March 12, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Trahanas Tuesday voluntarily surrendered to police internal affairs investigators. She was released from jail on her own recognizance, but has been relieved of her powers while the Independent Police Review Authority investigates

Neither party was available for comment.

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