Secretary of State Police Confiscates Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s Fake Police Plates (Thornton Township, IL) (via ECWd) – Our previous article referenced a complaint I sent to the Director of the Secretary of State Police (read it here) alleging fraudulent Municipal Police license plates and police equipment on two Thorton Township vehicles when the township does not have a police department.
After reading the complaint, the Director sent police officers to Thornton Township and confiscated the Municipal Police license plates and canceled the registrations on both vehicles.
The township was also informed by the SOS they cannot operate either vehicle on the streets in Illinois without first removing the police lights and other police equipment.
The issues of Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard’s unauthorized use of Municipal Police license plates, police equipment, etc., were referred to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office for possible prosecution.
Both vehicles are now parked in Calumet City, behind the Thornton Township Senior Center.
- “The public has a right to be secure in their dealings with public officials, especially when those public officials and employees are operating vehicles displaying Municipal Police license plates. Any question of the legitimacy of such vehicles and operators leads to public distrust of police. Misuse of Municipal Police license plates should never be tolerated.
After being appointed to a vacancy in the Office of Thornton Township Supervisor, Tiffany A. Henyard, caused the Thornton Township Highway Department to purchase two police vehicles (complete with police lights, etc.) for her to use as the Township Supervisor and another one for her “Chief of Staff” to use.
After the purchase, Supervisor Henyard caused Municipal Police license plates to be obtained and placed on both vehicles.
Please investigate this alleged fraudulent use of Municipal Police license plates by the Supervisor of Thornton Township and consider confiscating those vehicles and license plates and charging her with unauthorized use of official police equipment. The Illinois Criminal Code, Sec 12-609(d) authorizes their confiscation.
More issues dealing with Thorton Township coming shortly.
Secretary of State Police Confiscates Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s Fake Police Plates