…retired Lake County State’s Attorney investigator Mark Pleasant called for an independent investigation into whether or not the chief falsely claimed on a 1987 city job application to have trained as a Navy SEAL.
“I think that the citizens of Waukegan have a right to know what that truth is,” Pleasant said to the City Council on Monday, June 17, stressing that he was speaking as a resident of the city and not in any way related to his career as a Lake County law enforcement community.
“This is a defining moment for Mayor Motley and his administration, and it’s a defining moment for this City Council,” Pleasant added.
Yeah, what good is a known liar on the stand testifying against citizens? How does a known liar command the respect of his subordinate officers?
Mayor Motley dismissed it as essentially being irrelevant to his qualifications to function as the chief of police in Waukegan. I respectfully disagree,” said Pleasant, who told the council he comes from a military family.
“Chief Kerkorian is reported by many to have been a very good police officer throughout his career, and I sincerely appreciate his service to the community. However, any claim to have trained among our nation’s most elite military warriors, if it’s false, is most serious and relevant.”