Parking Ticket Scheme Gets Cops In Hot Water
It’s taken three years for five Chicago Police Department employees to finally be disciplined for being involved in a scheme to issue improper parking tickets to a man from the south suburbs according to the Chicago Tribune.
This website has been following Jon Yates, the Trib’s Problem Solver’s dogged coverage of Mark Geinosky’s never-ending parking ticket saga.
First, Geinosky started getting a flurry of parking tickets issued for addresses he’s never driven his car. While fighting the tickets, he tried to uncover what seemed to be a concerted effort to inconvenience him with these tickets but the case went nowhere. He finally got the Trib’s Yates on the case which forced CPD to reopen the case.
Between the two of them, they put together facts and details which seemed to implicate Geinosky’s former wife and a few cops in an organized conspiracy to overwhelm him with parking ticket fines. Geinosky filed a lawsuit intimating this low level racketing in early 2010.
Finally, three years later the five CPD employees have been relieved of their police powers and given desk duty until they find out if the city’s law department wants to file charges against them and/or if the Police Board wants to impose further disciplinary action against the five.
So, this story is still not over.
Perhaps this debacle will finally come to a conclusion in another three years. Or longer.
Here’s the Trib’s full story, “Ticket case brings discipline.”