DES PLAINES, Ill. — A former suburban Chicago police officer fired five years ago amid accusations that he beat up handcuffed suspects may soon be going back to work.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/2uj5EVK ) reports that John Bueno will also receive $200,000 in back pay and will be eligible for a pension if the Des Plaines City Council approves a tentative settlement the city reached with Bueno.
But Bueno won’t be back in uniform. Instead, he’d be allowed only to do administrative work from home and he must retire in 2019 when he becomes eligible for his pension.
An arbitrator previously ruled the city was wrong in firing Bueno because officials delayed investigating the allegations. The city manager says the city agreed to the settlement rather than risk losing a court case.