Police chief memo shows mayor made false accusation
Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk accused a police sergeant of being "drunk as a skunk" while on duty at Fiesta en la Calle, leading the sergeant to take blood and urine tests that showed no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to a memo penned by Police Chief Al Roechner and obtained by The Herald-News.
In his memo to interim City Manager Steve Jones, Roechner said he was standing with the mayor in front of the Fiesta stage Sept. 14 when O'Dekirk told him "you have to do something about (Sgt. Lindsey) Heavener, he is telling people I am going to jail and so is Joe Clement."
Clement is a police officer assigned to the mayor's office.
The memo went on to relate O'Dekirk saying, "He said me and Devito have land and are going to make money off a water deal and the Feds are coming," then adding, "I'm tired of this (expletive)."