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July 24, 2024

Ex-Joliet Police Lieutenant Convicted Of Felony –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 31, 2023

Joliet, IL. (ECWd) –

Something to think about: This police officer, had he been serving this year, would have been exempted from the “assault” weapons ban, free to purchase and possess all the “assault” weapons he pleased, while millions of law-abiding citizens could purchase nothing.

Ex-Joliet Police Lieutenant, Dennis McWherter, learned his fate today in Kendall County Circuit Court.

He was originally charged with 2 counts of official misconduct, theft of less than $500, obtaining substance by fraud, and possession of a controlled substance. All charges were not prosecuted except for the possession charge, which he was found guilty of.

Through an apparent plea deal, Dennis McWherter entered a plea of guilty of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 Felony.

He was fined, given 24 months’ probation, and 1000 hours of community service.

McWherter served as a police officer for Joliet for more than 24 years prior to his arrest.



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