Former police watchdog has law license suspended for 6 months

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A former investigator for Chicago’s police watchdog agency is losing her law license for several months, nearly four years after officials say she falsely accused a co-worker of planning a mass shooting.

The Illinois Supreme Court’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is suspending the law license of Alison Yohanna for six months.

State officials say that when Yohanna worked for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, she had access to Chicago police reports and that she misused that database by looking into reports that involved an officer who was her boyfriend at the time.

When she suspected a co-worker of reporting her, she allegedly sent an anonymous tip to the inspector general, making up a story that the co-worker “has been planning on carrying out a mass shooting here.”

Yohanna was given the opportunity to resign from COPA.

Deferred prosecution led to criminal charges being dropped.

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