Citizen Scandal: The Thin Blue Latte

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Chicago Police Officer Barbara Nevers has been ordered to enter counseling and suspended for 15 months after allegedly flashing her gun and badge at several Starbucks stores in order to get free pastries and coffee. Nevers claims that she was merely taking advantage of the store’s unofficial policy of giving free cups to cops in uniform. Since the desk officer was usually in plain clothes, naturally she had to whip out her piece to prove her occupation. “She was vehement about getting the free pastries,” said a manager. Nevers denies revealing her weapon, and says she only asked for “broken pastries” to feed to birds. A likely story. [Chicago Sun-Times]