LITH Police Commission to Decide Whether to Discharge Injured Officer
James Wales, Lake in the Hills Police Department director of police and public safety, filed a complaint last month to discharge injured officer Craig James.
The Lake in the Hills Police Commission will decide whether to discharge a Lake in the Hills Police Department officer with a pending workers' compensation claim during a meeting later this month, the Daily Herald reported.
The officer, Craig James, suffered an on-the-job injury in December 2009 when his vehicle was rear-ended at a traffic stop, the newspaper reported. James had been with the police department for 13 years at the time of the incident.
James worked for a bit after the crash until his injuries made it too difficult to continue in his position. He used sick, vacation and comp time to remain on the payroll with a salary of $81,675 thorugh March 2011, according to the Daily Herald. After that, he was granted a one-year leave without pay.
The Lake in the Hills Police Commission is expected to hear the complaint during a May 29 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lake in the Hills Police Department, 1115 Crystal Lake Road.