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Ex-cop gets curfew, additional random drug tests for allegedly violating probation

Chicago Police officer Sean Patrick Dailey.

Chicago Police officer Sean Patrick Dailey.

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Updated: August 27, 2014 8:30PM



A former Chicago Police officer convicted of reporting a false brawl after being stopped for a suspected DUI in Niles was placed on curfew and ordered to undergo additional random drug and alcohol testing Wednesday for allegedly violating probation by drinking at a West Town bar and attacking a man in the River North neighborhood.

“There are no more second chances,” Cook County Judge William Lacy warned 36-year-old Sean Dailey after holding him in lieu of $10,000 bail for the alleged violations.

“They’ll be no bond if you test positive.”

Dailey must adhere to a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and has to submit to random drug and alcohol random testing four times a month, Lacy ruled.

Dailey was required to refrain from alcohol during the two years probation he received in November for his disorderly conduct conviction.

But in March, Dailey was seen drinking at the Aberdeen Tap the same afternoon 33-year-old Shane Stokowski was killed when he tried to stop an apparently intoxicated patron from leaving the bar, prosecutors said.

Stokowski had leaned into the driver’s side of Timothy McShane’s car in an attempt to stop him from getting behind the wheel while he was impaired, prosecutors said.

However, McShane, 42, allegedly drove three-quarters of a block, dragging Stokowski from his car window before Stokowski fell and hit the pavement near the tavern, in the 400 block of North Aberdeen Street.

McShane’s case is pending.

In court Tuesday, Assistant State’s Attorney Lynn McCarthy also told Lacy that Dailey was arrested for misdemeanor battery on July 18 when he drunkenly grabbed another man’s buttocks in an “insulting and provoking matter” near Orleans and Ontario streets.

Dailey’s attorney Michael Clancy said his client did not harm the man but playfully hit him in the butt because he thought he was an acquaintance.

Dailey could possibly be resentenced to up to three years in prison if he’s found guilty of violating orders of his probation. Dailey resigned from the police department before he was sentenced for making the phony 911 call after a Niles police officer stopped him for a suspected DUI on Nov. 5, 2010.

When Dailey told Brian Zagorski he was an off-duty Chicago cop, Zagorski decided not to issue a ticket and instructed Dailey to park his car and catch a ride home.

Instead Dailey , a tactical officer, went to a nearby motel and phoned in the 911 call about a 50-person bar fight in the hopes of distracting the officer so Dailey could retrieve his car, prosecutors said. Police reported to the scene and found no such fight. Zagorski, who also headed toward the scene before he learned the call was bogus, said Dailey’s car was gone when he returned.

Dailey, the son of late Chicago Police Cmdr. Maurice Dailey, was one of three Chicago Police officers involved in a botched raid in 2007 resulting in a federal lawsuit that cost the city of Chicago $450,000.

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