What is it with coffee and police officers? If you remember, I wrote a post on Officer Garvin from Daytona some time ago. Apparently, he used his authority to get up to 6 cups of coffee everyday at a local Starbucks store. This time, the story is set in Chicago, where a policewoman has been suspended due to similar reasons.
The Sun Times reports:
Nevers, 55, was suspended for 15 months and ordered into counseling for allegedly using her gun and badge to demand free coffee and pastries from six Starbucks stores on the North Side between 2001 and 2004. Employees told the Chicago Police Board that Starbucks had an unofficial policy of giving a free tall cup of drip coffee to cops and firefighters in uniform.
But Nevers — a desk officer for most of her 14-year career because of a neck injury she suffered in the police academy — would usually come into Starbucks in plain clothes.
She regularly flashed her gun, and sometimes her badge, to get free coffee at Starbucks near her home, including stores at 3358 N. Broadway, 2525 1/2 N. Clark, 617 W. Diversey, 1000 W. Diversey, 1700 W. Diversey and 1157 W. Wrightwood, employees said.
I don’t know what is going on but it seems that there are more incidents like these lately. Is it just because they are now “coming out in the open” or it is just now that they are happening?
Have you got any cop-coffee stories to share?
Originally posted on August 11, 2008 @ 11:36 am