Inspector General Uh Oh
Why even bother firing corrupt employees when the Mayor owns the courts?
- A Chicago city employee who was fired from her job in the inspector general's office after being arrested for shoplifting was acquitted Thursday of the charge, her attorney said Friday.
Tracy Buckley, 36, who was an assistant chief investigator, was charged with misdemeanor theft after about $100 worth of merchandise was stolen from a Whole Foods Market, 6020 N. Cicero Ave., in January.
Her attorney, Ron Menaker, said Judge Stuart Katz found Buckley not guilty of the charge Thursday.
Menaker had argued that there was an "innocent explanation" for Buckley's actions. She had inadvertently attempted to leave the store with the merchandise to retrieve her debit card from her vehicle in the parking lot, he said.
Of course, now she'll sue for her job back, and she'll probably win a reinstatement along with back pay. But you or us wandering out past the last point of payment with $100 worth of groceries? We'd be lucky to get just thirty pending.
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