CHICAGO (CBS) — An internal police investigation is underway after a woman allegedly threatened a Jefferson Park family that had been critical of an alderman.
While CPD would not comment on the details of the investigation, the unit investigates misconduct by police personnel.READ MORE: Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
The woman was caught on video destroying the front yard of a Northwest Side couple’s home with a sport-utility vehicle, and screaming loudly as she did so.
As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported last month, the man believes his criticism of the local alderman made him a target.
Shattered lawn decorations, flattened plants, and tire tracks covered Peter Czosnyka’s front lawn. It was the aftermath of vandalism by an SUV, which was caught on surveillance video.READ MORE: 'We're Being Especially Cautious': Chicago COVID Vaccine Sites Are Turning Back Into Testing Sites
Czosnyka’s security camera captured most of the vandalism, but not all of it. He said the woman driving the SUV ended what he believes was her targeted rampage by totaling a white sedan that was parked just down the street – an act that security footage caught.
“She mentioned my name a couple of times,” Czosnyka told Kozlov last month
Czosnyka is an outspoken critic of Ald. James Gardiner (45th). This is relevant because his wife said the same woman in the same SUV with the same license plate drove by just seven hours earlier with a message.
“Yelled at me, ‘You tell your husband to leave the alderman alone!’” said Noreen Czosnyka.MORE NEWS: Person Ends Up On Ramp From I-57 To Bishop Ford Freeway After Being Shot
The Czosnykas filed police reports with Jefferson Park (16th) District officers, including the SUV’s license plate number. Days later, an officer told him the license plate number was gone from their records.