- How would you like a police chauffeur to give your kid a ride to school, or give you a lift to the gym?
FOX Chicago News and the Better Government Association found one elected official using her police perk for more than the public's business.
Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely is getting a free ride in an M-plated, unmarked, police car – by a full-time city cop.
This doesn't happen without permission from on high. And it's exactly what you thought it would be:
Around 6:30 on a Friday morning the officer drops Neely off at her South Side home after what looks like an early-morning trip to the gym.
On a snowy Thursday, he was spotted bringing in her garbage can from the curb.
The car is frequently parked for long stretches outside her home - at least once in the middle of the afternoon. The footage gathered includes the driver sitting outside the house, just reading a book.
When they do move, it's at speeds so fast that FOX and the BGA couldn't keep up without getting pulled over ourselves.
Golly, it's just like having your very own butler/servant. And the part that made us smile most?
- But here is what really caught investigators by surprise: Neely's son getting into the M-plated car all alone for a police chauffeured drive presumably to school.