Paul Zurn of North Aurora
34 year old PAUL ZURN, who resides in the 600 block of Hidden Creek Lane in North Aurora, made a "deal" with Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon to evade imprisonment by agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and getting one year of probation.
That's right. A police officer intoxicated while ON DUTY who should be held a HIGHER standard will not have to spend any time or prison and it doesn't appear he has lost his job (he was instead put on administrative leave).
Paul Zurn collected $82,722.08 in salary at taxpayer expense in 2015 (before his crime).
On August 22, 2015 on I-88 near Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, Zurn responded to a minor traffic accident.
Later, other state troopers observed Zurn "to be unsteady on his feet and a bottle containing alcoholic liquor was found in his squad car."
Even worse, Zurn refused to submit to a portable breath test, standardized field sobriety tests or Breathalyzer.
Drunk cops are not unusual in Aurora and have become an increasing danger to the community since corrupt cop Kristen Ziman, a wine and alcohol addict, was named "chief" of the Aurora Police Department.
Over the years, Kristen Ziman (aka "Kristen Kjendal") has been at many places in extreme intoxication.
She even has a wine cellar in her living room, according to her friends. Her "partner" Chris Tunney also advocates drinking.
"Kristen is a serious drinker and yes, she has been drinking and driving MANY TIMES" said an Aurora Police Officer.
"Who's going to arrest her in Aurora? Best chance is she gets caught elsewhere....or maybe the Illinois State Troopers."
We strongly urge a zero tolerance policy for drunk cops like Kristen Ziman or Paul Zurn.
Aurora Corrupt Cop and Alcoholic Kristen Ziman