Reporting Dave Savini
ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. (CBS) – An Elmwood Park police sergeant has been accused of using his police powers to target women he could seduce, when he was supposed to be working. He also has been accused of targeting the men who are in those ladies’ lives.
CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini spoke with three men who questioned how Sgt. John Wasilenko sergeant is still on the job.
Dewey Paccagnini said Wasilenko was on duty when Paccagnini caught the officer with his wife.
“I saw my wife kissing this guy – sergeant or officer – in the squad car,” said Paccagnini. “I go through some bushes. I sit there, and watch for about an hour, hour-and-a-half.”
Wasilenko got personal with several women, after they came to his attention through domestic cases filed with the Elmwood Park Police Department. Some cases were filed by the men.
The sergeant allegedly used a police squad car to follow some of the men, and a special police computer system to run background checks for personal purposes.
Savini found Wasilenko, and tried asking him about the allegations, but did not receive any comment.
Paccagnini said the sergeant would follow him as he drove through an alley on his way home.
“I’d be calling the station up, ‘Excuse me, somebody in charge there, I have a squad car following me right now. He follows me every night’,” said Paccagnini. “And they go, ‘Unfortunately, the guy in charge is the guy that’s following you.’”