CPD chaplain goes to bat for Chicago cop in Jeter autograph flap

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It’s a case of the Jeter jitters!

Sneed’s report Wednesday about a Chicago cop in hot water for allegedly soliciting autographs on sports memorabilia for charity from New York Yankees aceDerek Jeterafter a White Sox/Yankees game in May at U.S. Cellular Field has a new twist.

The Chicago cop is being defended by Chicago Police Chaplain Fr.Dan Brandt.

“The police officer’s intent was honorable,” Brandt tells Sneed.

“His selfless efforts were purely motivated — and most appreciated, because the beneficiaries of the two items graciously autographed by Mr. Jeter will be placed at auction benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Police Chaplains Ministry, both 501(c)(3) organizations.”

At issue is a complaint filed with the Chicago Police Department by the New York Yankees organization against a 9th District police officer claiming the cop broke the rules by soliciting Jeter’s autograph on various sports items.

The authenticity of it being done for a police charity was also questioned.


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