A Joliet police officer is expected to file a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Joliet and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. WJOL has learned the law offices of Ekl, Williams & Provenzale will represent Joliet Police Sgt. Lindsay Heavener. The 29-year veteran was accused via text of being drunk while on duty. Mayor O’Dekirk is said to have texted Joliet Police Chief Al Roachner that Heavener was intoxicated while on duty during Fiesta en la Calle on September 14th. Following the accusation, Sgt. Heavener along with Chief Roachner went to Silver Cross Hospital while still in uniform for a blood alcohol test. The test showed no signs of alcohol or drugs in Sgt. Heavener’s system.

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