Outgoing Ald. Proco ‘Joe’ Moreno in custody on Chicago police warrant

Outgoing Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno was taken into police custody Tuesday evening on an arrest warrant, according to Chicago police.

The 1st Ward alderman has been investigated twice in the past year, most recently in February for a possible false police report. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday night Moreno was in custody over that incident.

Police pulled over his 2006 Audi A6 shortly after the stolen vehicle report. The woman driving the car was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor, but that charge was soon after dropped.

That woman told a reporter that she and Moreno had an on-and-off dating relationship and that he loaned her his car. She provided screen shots of several text exchanges with Moreno to back up her account.

Last year, Moreno was the target of another investigation after he was accused of impersonating a police officer.

The new City Council will take office Monday. Moreno lost his re-election bid in February.

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