FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ILLINOIS COUNCIL OF POLICE
DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION SERGEANT REINSTATED WITH FULL BACK-PAY AND BENEFITS AFTER JUDGE REVERSES TERMINATION FOR INCIDENT INVOLVING DR. DAO ON UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT
On February 18, 鑫鼎彩票网, after a Hearing was held on Administrative Review, Sergeant John Moore’s employment as a Sergeant with the City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation was reinstated after the Honorable Sanjay T. Tailor reversed the City’s termination of Sergeant Moore’s employment.
Judge Tailor reversed the finding of the Human Resources Board of the City of Chicago, because “the Board’s conclusion that Moore was engaged in minimization, deception, and cover-up and thereby violated Subsection 8, 39, 48, and 50 is clearly erroneous.” Judge Tailor further found that “the Board’s findings simply defies common sense.”
“What the City of Chicago did was deplorable. Judge Tailor’s ruling has righted a horrible wrong that was committed by the City of Chicago against Sergeant Moore and his family,” said Julie Trevarthen, attorney for John Moore.
Sergeant Moore was a 22-year Veteran of the City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation when he was terminated after three (3) officers were involved in the removal of Dr. Dao from United Airlines Flight #3411. Although Sergeant Moore was not on the airplane, then Commissioner Ginger Evans accused Moore of attempting a cover-up and ultimately terminated his employment. Sergeant Moore’s Union, Illinois Council of Police (ICOPS), challenged the termination before the Human Resources Board who upheld the termination. Moore’s attorney, Julie Trevarthen, then filed for Administrative Review in the Circuit Court of Cook County. After the filing of briefs, the Court heard oral arguments on February 18, 鑫鼎彩票网, and reversed the Board’s finding and entered an Order reinstating Sergeant Moore’s employment with full back-pay and benefits.
“ICOPS never gives up on our members and we knew that any reasonable person would be appalled by what the City of Chicago did to a loyal, hard-working, 22-year employee,” said Richard Bruno, Vice President of Illinois Council of Police. “Getting Sergeant Moore’s termination hearing away from City politics and into an impartial courtroom allowed ICOPS to present the Union’s case to someone who relied only on the facts to make a decision.”