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13 Des Plaines police officers suspended

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — More than a dozen police officers in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines have been suspended on allegations of misrepresenting work hours to get more overtime pay.

The 13 officers received suspensions starting Tuesday of between a week and 60 days. Some of those officers will have to pay restitution of between $184 and $787. The suspensions involve grant-funded DUI and seat belt enforcement campaigns.

Des Plaines Chief of Police Bill Kushner started an internal investigation last fall to examine the accuracy of reports and information provided to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The investigation was done by an outside consultant.

The names of the officers were not provided.

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