Kid Cop Finally Gets Jail Time

Probation required leaving home only for church, school or medical emergency

By BJ Lutz
|  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009  |  Updated 2:45 PM CDT
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Kid Cop Finally Gets Jail Time

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Seriously guys ... I graduated the academy, like, a year ago.

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He'd been warned.

The kid who made national news earlier this year for impersonating a Chicago police officer was sentenced Tuesday to three months in jail for violating his probation.

Under his probation, the teen was only allowed to leave his house for church, school or a medical emergency.  Officials discovered earlier this month that he wasn't home during several court-ordered checks at his home this summer.

A home confinement officer told Judge Berman he saw the youth playing football outside his home. The boy testified he was was waiting for someone to pick him up for therapy. The teen was also homeless for three days after he and his mother had an argument and she threw him out of their South Side house, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

In January, the then 14-year-old embarrassed the police department after he was able to report for work dressed as an officer at the Grand Crossing District station and perform duties for five hours without being noticed.

The kid cop was arrested again in May after he drove off a car lot in a Lexus and cut off a police officer. He was charged that time with trespassing and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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