Officer suspended for demanding free Starbucks

August 7, 2008 3:58:54 PM PDT
The Chicago Police Board has suspended an officer who demanded free Starbucks coffee from five different stores on the North Side.Officer Barbara Nevers of the Belmont Police District has been ordered to get counseling in addition to her 15-month suspension.

The police board says she sometimes flashed her badge, displayed her gun and screamed at Starbucks employees.

The incidents happened between 2001 and 2004. Most took place in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Two police board members said they thought Nevers should have faced tougher punishment.