Should police officers who seek Illinois workers’ compensation benefits receive preferential treatment? I think most people would agree that they shouldn’t–and instead, everyone seeking benefits should be treated the same.
However, recent facts have come to light that suggest that an Illinois State Trooper’s hearing was scheduled with the intent to avoid press coverage.
In October we reported on this case, explaining that Illinois State Trooper, Matt Mitchell, was injured when he was involved in a car accident that occurred when he was responding to an emergency call. He was talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone and responding to emails when he lost control of his police cruiser, which was traveling in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle jumped the median and collided head on with another car, killing its teenage occupants, Kelli and Jessica Uhl.
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