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Chicago Police Officer Dismissed and Facing Charges for Fabricating Robbery Story

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Veteran Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer, Zondranika Williams, under scrutiny. legal action due to allegedly concocting false narrative of being robbed at gunpoint for $5,000
CPD Officer Zondranika Williams has been charged in a case where she falsely reported she'd been robbed at gunpoint.Photo byScreen Capture/Youtube Video [Creator]

In a recent court hearing, Veteran Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer, Zondranika Williams, 37, faced charges of felony disorderly conduct and making a false report of an offense. The developments transpired within two days of her arrest and subsequent termination from the force. The eight-year veteran officer stands accused of weaving a fictitious tale involving an armed assailant while off duty.

Williams initiated the elaborate deception by dialing 911 on September 23, claiming she fell victim to a $5,000 robbery in the alley near her South Wabash garage. Identifying herself as a police officer not on duty at the time, she provided detailed descriptions of the alleged suspect to responding officers, according to Chicago prosecutors.

The purported armed encounter, where the suspect allegedly demanded, "Give me everything you got!" quickly unraveled under scrutiny. Despite Williams' claim of malfunctioning surveillance cameras, officers obtained footage from a neighbor, revealing her removing a duffel bag from her car, walking in and out of camera view, with no other individuals present.

A week after the initial report, Chicago investigators determined the falsity of Williams' claims. Consequently, she surrendered for arrest and was promptly "relieved of police powers" on Thursday, as confirmed by a Chicago Police Department spokesperson to Fox News Digital.

Williams, formerly stationed in the 1st District as a patrol officer, now faces questions regarding the motive behind her filing the fraudulent crime report. While her attorney asserts her commendable service with over 30 departmental distinctions, the court awaits her defense in what has become a perplexing case.

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