Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Melissa Merz
312-814-3118
877-844-5461 (TTY)

mmerz@atg.state.il.us
June 15, 2006

MADIGAN: JUDGE SENTENCES JENKINS TO FOUR YEARS IN IDOC

FORMER MAYWOOD LIEUTENANT HEADED TO IDOC FOR SECOND TIME

Chicago -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that Cook County Judge Lawrence Fox yesterday sentenced former Maywood Police Lt. Harold Jenkins to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).

Jenkins’ sentence was based on one charge of Aggravated Unlawful Possession of Stolen Firearms, a Class One felony punishable by four to 15 years in the IDOC. This offense occurred when Jenkins illegally took personal possession of two firearms that had been seized by the Maywood Police Department.

In 2004, Jenkins was sentenced to five years in IDOC based on his conviction for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class 1 felony, Official Misconduct, a Class 3 felony, and Theft, a misdemeanor.

Jenkins 2004 conviction stems from a December 5, 2001, incident in Maywood in which Jenkins shot his service revolver at a car occupied by James Graham. Several days later, when Graham’s vehicle was being searched, Jenkins took a tool kit from the vehicle. Both the theft and official misconduct charges were based on the stolen tools.

Maria Kuriakos, Assistant Bureau Chief for the Criminal Prosecutions and Trial Assistance Bureau and Assistant Attorney General Martin Van Kampen handled the latest case against Jenkins for Madigan’s office.

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