Ex-Des Plaines cop says reporting misconduct cost him his job
By Jonathan Bullington, Chicago Tribune reporter August 17, 2012
A former Des Plaines deputy police chief has sued the city and its former and current top officials, claiming he was forced to retire as retaliation for reporting the alleged misconduct of a police officer.
In the recently filed federal lawsuit, Richard Rozkuszka, 54, claims that he reported to former police Chief James Prandini five separate instances of misconduct by police Officer John Bueno, and that he was told each time by Prandini to “drop it.”
Prandini, who retired Jan. 1, could not be reached for comment Thursday.