Chicago police officer accused of shoplifting

CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. Eleven-year police veteran Carie Hooker was stopped late Monday as she tried to leave a Kohl's store in Chicago Ridge. She is charged with misdemeanor retail theft.

Hooker was assigned to the Chicago Alternative Police Strategies Office. A police spokesperson says the officer has been stripped of her badge and gun pending the outcome of the case.

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