CHICAGO (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that records show that a white Chicago police sergeant was never punished for making a racial slur more than three years ago about then-President Barack Obama.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Superintendent Eddie Johnson wanted Jack Axium to receive a nine-month suspension for the comment Axium made -- and admitted making -- while Obama was visiting Chicago in 2015 because Axium's fight over the proposed suspension lasted so long he retired before the police disciplinary board could take action.
That means Axium, who kept working and collecting his salary during his challenge of the suspension, can no longer be punished because he's no longer a city employee.
The 52-year-old Axium is now collecting a $72,526-a-year pension. A telephone call made to him for comment went unanswered.