James Sajdak

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Service Record

Agency Chicago Illinois Police Department
Rank Sergeant[1]
Dates of Service 1990 - April 2019.[2]
Salary $111,474 (2018)[1]
Last Known Status Retired[2]

Incident Reports

It is alleged that Sajdak had 44 misconduct complaints by 2019.[2]

1997 Illegal Drugs

In 1997, the department investigated Sajdak for the sale or possession of illegal drugs.[3]

Response Timeline

The complaint was sustained, and Sajdak was suspended for 30 days.[3]

2016 Harassment of Geneva Perry

On September 8, 2016, Sajdak pulled Perry over, told her to follow him to another location, and masturbated in front of her.[3]

Response Timeline

Perry sued Sajdak.[3]

In December 2019, the lawsuit was settled.[3]

2019 Sexual Assault of Tyshee Featherstone

On March 5, 2019, Featherstone claimed that Sajdak demanded a sex act from her while he was on-duty.[2][3]

Response Timeline

In April 2019, Sajdak resigned.[2]

In 2019, Featherstone sued Sajdak and the department.[2]

In April 2020, Featherstone's lawsuit was settled.[3]

On September 28, 2022, Sajdak was indicted on a a federal charge of deprivation of rights under "color of law". If convicted, Sajdak faces up to life in federal prison.[2] Sajdak pleaded not guilty.[3]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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