CHICAGO — A city employee lied about living in Chicago, breaking the city's rules and potentially committing voter fraud, according to the Office of the Inspector General.
That instance is one of the cases detailed in the office's latest report, which was released Tuesday. The report describes investigations by the Office of the Inspector General between Oct. 1-Dec. 31, highlighting a police officer who perjured himself and an Animal Control employee who left a dog in a car for five days, among other cases.
In one instance, an employee lived in Darien, though the city requires its employees to live in Chicago, according to the report. The same employee showed a city ID badge to a driver to avoid paying for a bus ride and maintained voter registration at a rental property, which is voter fraud, according to the report.
The employee was fired, but he or she appealed the firing and an arbitration hearing is scheduled for February.
• A police officer wrote false reports and perjured himself. He was fired.
• An Animal Care and Control employee left a dog in a car for five days and nights. The employee was suspended.
• The Fire Department didn't properly medically clear up to 20 new firefighters and two of them died off-duty.
• The city took an average of 176 days to fill a vacant job in 2013, with "many" spots remaining open for more than a year.
• A Department of Transportation employee used a city-issued car to run errands, visit family and drive outside the city. That employee also parked a privately owned car in a city garage for free parking.
• An employee in the Department of Water Management interviewed a relative for a job and didn't tell anyone he or she was related to the candidate.
Read the full report here:
Inspector General January 2016 Report