State's Attorney Looking into Police Misconduct Matter

Officer Anthony Hernandez says his superior made taxpayers pay for rehab work on summer home

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    Officer Anthony Hernandez says his supervisor falsified time records and was demoted when he brought up the issue. Phil Rogers reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013)

    The city of Chicago has quietly turned over to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office a case of alleged misconduct by a police supervisor, NBC Chicago has learned.

    Officer Anthony Hernandez filed the suit against the Chicago Police Department and three of his supervisors, alleging that one of his superiors, a sergeant, falsified time records as compensation for rehab work he did on the sergeant's Michigan summer home.

    Hernandez claimed that when he complained about the matter, he was pulled from the street and relegated to an inside job at the police facility at Homan Square.

    In an effort to bolster his case, Hernandez obtained security video from a Home Depot store in Michigan showing he was there buying supplies for Sgt. James Padar's house and not working at his police job.