Joseph Lisciandrello

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Service Record

Chicago Illinois Police Department

Rank Officer
Badge Number 19362[1]
Dates of Service Hired February 18, 2014.[1]
Salary $126,704 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Active


Lisciandrello has received:[3]

  • 2019 Crime Reduction Award
  • Attendance Recognition Awards (2)
  • Complimentary Letters (3)
  • Department Commendations (7)
  • Emblems of Recognition—Physical Fitness (2)
  • Honorable Mentions (78)
  • Life Saving Award
  • Military Service Award
  • Problem Solving Award
  • Recognition/Outside Governmental Agency Award
  • Special Commendations (2; see below)

2021 Special Commendation

In 2016, Lisciandrello and other officers were involved in the arrest of two brothers who were selling drugs and may have been involved in a murder.[4]

On May 10, 2021, Lisciandrello and other officers received a Special Commendation from the department.[4]

Incident Reports

2019 Raid of Anjanette Young

Response Timeline

Lisciandrello was investigated for failure to intervene in Young's mistreatment, failure to report the mistreatment, entering the residence without justification, searching the residence without justification, pointing his rifle at a suspect without justification, and making false statements during the investigation.[1]

Lisciandrello denied going to court with Officer Alain Aporongao to secure the warrant. Investigators found an email from Sergeant Alex Wolinski that told Lisciandrello to go with Aporongao early in the morning, and timesheets showed that he started work early that day.[1]

All of the internal charges against Lisciandrello were "exonerated" or "not sustained", though he was not found to be a credible witness.[1]

2019 Death of Sharell Brown

Response Timeline

An investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) was unable to determine if Lisciandrello's actions were justified and recommended that he be suspended for a minimum of 180 days or terminated.[3]

The city's lawyers recommended a $1 million settlement to Brown's mother, but the finance committee has not put the settlement on their agenda.[5]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Summary Report of Investigation #2019-0004600, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, 2019-11-12
  2. Joseph Lisciandrello, Police Officer, City of Chicago Department of Finance, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 Summary Report of Investigation, Civilian Office of Police Accountability, 2021-05-24
  4. 4.0 4.1 Awards and Recognition, Chicago Police Department, 2021-05-10
  5. Heather Cherone, City Council Won’t Pay $1M to Settle Lawsuit Filed by Mother of Man Killed by Chicago Police Officer Who Turned Off Camera, WTTW, 2023-03-13