Lynwood Police Department
CHICAGO | With the Lynwood Fire and Police Board reinstating a fired police officer, attorneys on Wednesday began to fight over whether he is entitled to pay for the time he was off duty.
Lynwood and Sauk Village police officers and firefighters are scheduled to come together Sunday to raise funds for injured Lynwood police officer Craig Barnes.
LYNWOOD | An attorney for a former police officer who is suing the village to get his job back wants to force Village President Gene Williams to testify about why the village won't rehire the officer.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge may decide next month if members of Lynwood's Police and Fire Board are in contempt of court for their refusal to comply with several rulings saying they overreacted when they dismissed a police officer whose squad car was stolen by a criminal suspect.
A Lynwood police officer from Burns Harbor suffered brain, skull and multiple other injuries in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Iowa, family members said.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge said Thursday she will give Lynwood Police and Fire Board officials one more chance to restore to the village payroll a police officer who lost his job last year.
CHICAGO | An attorney for a former Lynwood police officer trying to regain his job said Thursday the village’s Police and Fire Board should be held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with court orders related to the case.
LYNWOOD | Backers of a police officer who lost his job after his squad car was stolen have created an Internet-based petition calling on Lynwood to give him his job back.
LYNWOOD | An attorney for a Lynwood police officer disciplined for allowing a criminal suspect to drive away in his squad car filed legal motions this week asking a Cook County judge to force the Police Department to take back the officer.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Thursday issued an order saying Lynwood's Police and Fire Board was wrong to fire a police officer whose squad car was stolen and demolished during a police chase.
Lynwood Police Chief Michael Mears answers questions during a news conference in this September 2012 file photo.
LYNWOOD | Police Chief Michael Mears is resigning his position as of June 1, he told The Times on Tuesday.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge set a hearing for next month when she may rule on the fate of a former Lynwood police officer fighting to regain his law enforcement job.
LYNWOOD | A Lynwood officer ordered reinstated to the ranks remains off the job, and attorneys say it may not be until the end of April before he returns.
CHICAGO | A Cook County judge issued a written opinion Thursday that reverses the Lynwood Police and Fire Board decision firing a police officer because a criminal suspect drove away in the officer's squad car.
CHICAGO | A suburban Lynwood police officer who lost his job last year because of an incident in which a criminal suspect drove away in his squad car expects to learn in February whether he will get his job back.
LYNWOOD | Divers with the Lynwood and South Holland police and fire departments could not find anyone Friday after a sport utility vehicle ran off Torrence Avenue and landed in a watery ditch, according to a news release from the Lynwood Police Department.
LYNWOOD | Village Clerk Karen Wingfield-Bond swore in David DePaolo as a full-time police officer at Tuesday's Village Board meeting.
LYNWOOD | A seven-year Police Department veteran whose squad car was taken by a criminal suspect during a police chase has lost his job.
LYNWOOD | Attorneys for a police officer who faces dismissal because his squad car was stolen and wrecked by a criminal suspect say the village’s Fire and Police Board violated the law by keeping the officer on unpaid leave since mid-March.
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