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Thursday, March 18, 2010

[IL] Chicago Police Commander Penelope Trahanas arrested for cop-on-cop "lovers quarrel"

A Chicago Police commander has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor telephone harassment of her former boyfriend — a Chicago Police officer — allegations her lawyer says are overblown because they were simply the result of a lovers’ quarrel...

CHICAGO POLICE COMMANDER CHARGED WITH PHONE HARASSMENT
Accused of making numerous calls to ex-boyfriend, a fellow officer
Chicago Tribune
By Annie Sweeney
March 17, 2010
A Chicago police district commander was arrested and charged with telephone harassment of her former boyfriend, also an officer... Penelope Trahanas, the Harrison District commander, was charged late Tuesday after turning herself in to police. The 24-year veteran was released on her own recognizance on the misdemeanor charge, said her attorney, Thomas Needham. She has been relieved of her police powers pending internal reviews, officials said. Her ex-boyfriend, Officer [M.J.], obtained an emergency order of protection March 12 alleging Trahanas made veiled physical threats and threatened his job security in phone calls... Needham questioned why the department didn't handle the dispute internally... [Full article here]

POLICE COMMANDER CHARGED WITH HARASSING COP
Chicago Sun-Times
By Frank Main
March 17, 2010
A Chicago Police commander has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor telephone harassment of her former boyfriend — a Chicago Police officer — allegations her lawyer says are overblown because they were simply the result of a lovers’ quarrel. Cmdr. Penelope Trahanas of the Harrison District on the West Side turned herself in to the Internal Affairs Division on Tuesday night, police said. She was relieved of her police powers pending an investigation by the department and the Independent Police Review Authority. Officer [M.J.], who has obtained an emergency protection order against her, claims Trahanas left threatening voice mails suggesting she could ruin his career and hinting at violence... Jackson, who works in the mail room at police headquarters at 35th and Michigan, was a Chicago Police spokesman from about 2000 to 2005... Trahanas, who dated Jackson for more than two years, has denied in court papers that she committed a crime against him. [Full article here]

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3 comments:

  1. WAS THE PROTECTION ORDER DROPPED THE SAME DAY? AND WHY? HOW SO FAST?

    Order of protection dropped against a Chicago police commander
    May 17, 2010

    A Cook County judge has dropped an order of protection against a Chicago police commander, her attorney said Monday.

    Harrison District Cmdr. Penelope Trahanas was named in the order of protection after her former boyfriend, Matthew Jackson, also a police officer, accused her of telephone harassment.

    The order was dropped in domestic violence court Monday by Judge Laura Bertucci Smith, according to Trahanas' attorney, Thomas Needham.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-05-17/news/ct-met-chicago-police-order-of-protec20100517_1_chicago-police-commander-police-officer-cook-county-judge

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  2. There are always two sides to a story. What did M.Jackson do to provoke her. He does have a history with the woman...the department knows, Penny knows and M. Jackson knows and it is not a good one. Not saying what she did was right if she did make the calls...You are dealing a guy working in the mailroom trying to control/date a female Police Commander. The first thing come to mind is that he works in the mailroom and she is his superior...M. Jackson has a lot of insecurity issues..I know

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  3. Matther Jackson needs to be discharge from his duties so many sucessful women has been hurt, loss their jobs,and most of all lied on by him...M. Jackson will also be insecure because he is very small minded, and a liar..I know I'm his blood sister!

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