Schaumburg police officer charged with misconduct after allegedly taking gun citizen turned in

June 6, 2013 (SCHAUMBURG, Ill.)

Woodyard, a 7-year veteran with the police department, is charged with two counts of official misconduct, according to the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.

He allegedly accepted possession of a .22-caliber revolver that was turned into authorities by citizens. Woodyard was on duty at the lobby desk, and allegedly told the women to step outside with him, where he said he was a gun collector and would like to buy it. The woman declined, saying she didn't wish to sell and instead wanted to turn it in to authorities.

Woodyard then allegedly told her he would take care of it and took the gun from her.

The woman contacted the Schaumburg Police Department several days later because she said Woodyard didn't take her name or giver a receipt of transaction for the gun.

Officials investigated and said the gun was never entered into inventory. The loaded revolver was later discovered in Woodyard's lunch bag, they said. He was relieved of his police powers.

Woodyard's bond was set at $5,000. He will appear in court next on June 18 in Rolling Meadows.

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