Ticket Investigation Restarted After Trib Story
It seems that the Chicago Tribune has pushed the police to take a second look at Mark Geinosky’s parking ticket harassment case.
A few day’s ago, Jon Yates, the Problem Solver columnist for the Trib, wrote a great piece about Mr. Geinosky problem. His problem was that a cop has it in for him and wrote him 24 tickets for violations that never occurred at locations he had never been.
But Yates reports now that some cops from internal affairs looking into the case, interviewed Geinosky the day after the Trib piece was published.
It’s great the Trib could get something done for Mr. Geinowsky. At the same time, it’s sad that it takes the bright light of the media to get some simple justice for the common man.
By Jon Yates
Geinosky, 48, said the interview went well.
“I’m very happy,” he said. “I do believe they’re taking it seriously.”
The Orland Park resident has received 24 tickets in the past 16 months and insists he is being targeted by officers. To date, 23 of the tickets have been thrown out by administrative hearing officers.
Thirteen tickets were signed by the same officer. A Police Department spokesman said the officer has not been disciplined.
“At this point in our investigation, there is no evidence that constitutes a relief of the officer’s active-duty status,” said Officer John Mirabelli. “The allegations will be thoroughly investigated, and the matter will be handled according to the results of the investigation.”
Geinosky is scheduled to appear in administrative court next week on his latest parking ticket, his 24th. That ticket was issued Dec. 1, more than two months after he sold his car and removed the plates.