Alex Wolinski

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Service Record

Niles Illinois Police Department

Rank Community Services Officer, Officer
Dates of Service December 27, 2001 - January 11, 2002.
Rehired December 4, 2023.[1][2]
Last Known Status Active
On May 1, 2024, LEO Ratings filed a FOIA request with the Village of Niles for information on Wolinski's original separation and subsequent rehiring.  On May 15, 2024, the Village provided limited additional information, which has been reflected in this article.

During Wolinski's first stint in Niles, he served as a part time, non-sworn Community Services Officer. The Village claims that "no records have been located and/or exist" in Human Resources or with the Police Department about his initial employment.

When Wolinski reapplied in Niles, he listed himself as "Separated" from the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago Illinois Police Department

Rank Officer (2002), Sergeant (June 1, 2016)[3]
Badge Number 2605[4]
Dates of Service August 26, 2002.[3] - June 15, 2023.[5]
Salary $147,490 (2021)[6]
Last Known Status Terminated[5]

Commendations

2006 Joint Operations Award

On May 5, 2006, Wolinski receive the Joint Operations Award.[3]

2008 Officer of the Month

On January 2008, Wolinski received the Police Officer of the Month Award.[3]

2008 Special Commendation

On October 8, 2008, Wolinski received a Special Commendation.[3]

2008 Presidential Election Deployment Award

On November 4, 2008, Wolinski received a Presidential Election Deployment Award.[3]

2009 Crime Reduction Award

On January 1, 2009, Wolinski received a Crime Reduction Award.[3]

2009 Deployment Operations Center Award

On September 27, 2009, Wolinski received a Deployment Operations Center Award.[3]

2010 Unit Meritorious Performance Award

On January 1, 2010, Wolinski received a Unit Meritorious Performance Award.[3]

2010 Outside Governmental Agency Award

On May 5, 2010, Wolinski received an Outside Governmental Agency Award.[3]

2010 Deployment Operations Center Award

On May 22, 2010, Wolinski received a Deployment Operations Center Award.[3]

2010 Unit Meritorious Performance Award

On December 14, 2010, Wolinski received a Unit Meritorious Performance Award.[3]

2011 Joint Operations Award

On October 8, 2011, Wolinski received the Joint Operations Award.[3]

2011 Problem Solving Award

On December 14, 2011, Wolinski received a Problem Solving Award.[3]

2012 Recognition / Outside Governmental Agency Award

On February 8, 2021, Wolinski received some Recognition and an Outside Governmental Agency Award.[3]

2012 Recognition / Outside Governmental Agency Award

On May 18, 2021, Wolinski received a NATO Summit Service Award.[3]

2014 Joint Operations Award

On January 11, 2014, Wolinski received the Joint Operations Award.[3]

2014 Unit Meritorious Performance Award

On July 16, 2014, Wolinski received a Unit Meritorious Performance Award.[3]

Incident Reports

2019 Search of Anjanette Young

Response Timeline

Wolinski was investigated for failing to intervene in Ms. Young's mistreatment, failing to report the mistreatment, entering the residence without justification, searching the residence without justification, failing to consult a SWAT supervisor as required, failing to ensure that the other officers respected Ms. Young's rights, failing to allow reasonable time for Ms. Young to allow entry, failing to supervise the other officers by allowing them to enter the residence without justification, failing to supervise the other officers by allowing them to search the residence without justification, failing to promptly present a Ms. Young with a copy of the search warrant, failing to supervise the planning of the search, and making false statements during the investigation.[4]

Wolinski denied supervising Officer Alain Aporongao's activities in acquiring the warrant, but several emails countered that claim.[4]

The investigation found that Wolinski failed to properly supervise Aporongao's investigation, failed to consult a SWAT supervisor, failed to allow reasonable time for Ms. Young to allow entry, failing to promptly present a Ms. Young with a copy of the search warrant, failed to intervene in Ms. Young's mistreatment, and failed to report the mistreatment. The other allegations were not sustained.[4]

The investigation recommended that Wolinski be suspended for at least one year or terminated.[4]

On June 15, 2023, Wolinski was fired for violating department rules including inattention to duty, disobedience of an order, and disrespect to or maltreatment of any person, and that he demonstrated a "failure of leadership".[5]

LEO Ratings

References

  1. Alex Wolinski, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
  2. Welcome, Niles Police, 2023-12-05
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 Alex Wolinski, cpdp.co
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Summary Report of Investigation #2019-0004600, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, 2019-11-12
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mary Symone, Sgt. Involed In Botched Chicago Police Raid Fired, NewsOnyx, 2023-06-18
  6. Alex Wolinski J, Sergeant, City of Chicago Department of Finance, govSalaries

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