Monday, November 26, 2012
A Des Plaines police sergeant filed suit against the city for not meeting its obligations in a settlement agreement reached in 2011, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Des Plaines Police Sergeant Matthew Hicks has filed a lawsuit with the courts on Nov. 19 in which the City of Des Plaines is accused of not meeting its obligations under a settlement agreement made with Hicks, the Chicago Tribune reported. In the settlement agreement between the City of Des Plaines and Hicks made in 2011, he agreed to drop a discrimination complaint and the city agreed to drop misconduct charges. Hicks received a payout of $125,000, as part of the settlement, was approved for a pension, plus $30,372 to be paid into a retirement account. Hicks was acquitted of domestic battery charges in a McHenry County court in June 2012. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Discrimination complaint, misconduct charges were dropped in 2011 settlement.
Veteran Des Plaines police Sergeant Matthew Hicks was acquitted of domestic battery charges filed against him in a McHenry County court at the end of June, Journal & Topics Newspapers reported. Earlier: The power of empathy versus the power of bullies. Internal misconduct charges filed against Hicks, and a discrimination complaint filed by Hicks against the department in 2010 were all dropped following a settlement agreement between Hicks and the city. Click to sign up for Patch’s free email newsletter. Hicks received a payout of $125,000 as part of the settlement and was approved for a pension. Hicks said the city handled the whole situation “inappropriately,” the Daily Herald reported. Another way to find out what’s happening is to like …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
City pays in exchange for dropping discrimination case.
The city of Des Plaines has agreed to pay Sgt. Matthew Hicks a $125,000 payout and an additional $30,372 into a retirement account, in exchange for leaving the police force and dropping a discrimination case against the police department, according to an article at Triblocal.com. Hicks was charged with internal misconduct by the Des Plaines Police Department, but the matter was dropped after the two parties agreed on a settlement. Hicks has also been accused of battery in Huntley, where he lives, for allegedly striking a woman and pulling her hair, according to Triblocal.com. Read the full story here.