Tinley Park police officer John Leonard had an open glass of Guinness in the car and his handgun between his legs when he was pulled over by New Lenox police in connection with a hit-and-run that slightly injured the other driver, according to documents obtained by the SouthtownStar.
When contacted Thursday by Patch, Frankfort Police Cmdr. Robert Krause said the article describing the crash in a Tinley Park-owned vehicle was "very accurate."
According to the article, Leonard, 37, taunted New Lenox police, who arrested him , saying he was "the real police" and the New Lenox officer was "a ticket-writing cop."
When asked about the gun, Leonard allegedly said, "So what? I'm a Tinley cop."
After turning himself in Friday to Frankfort police, .
The last charge, a Class 4 felony, , although parole is a possibility. Leonard posted $3,500 bond and was released that night, Krause told Patch earlier this week.
When contacted Thursday by Patch, Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro said the internal investigation was ongoing, as it has been since last week, but had no comment about the charges.
Check back with Tinley Park Patch for updates on this developing story.
Updated at 2:30 p.m. with Krause's comments from Thursday.