Suspended Police Officer Due in Court Charged with Electronic Harassment


A 37-year-old Aurora police officer who was recently suspended is due in court Tuesday on a criminal charge of electronic harassment.

A resident of the 200 block of Lineas Lane in Geneva, Officer Jonathan R. Olsen was charged in April amid an internal Aurora police investigation into accusations that he improperly accessed personal information.

Filed April 28 in Kane County Court, the single count of electronic harassment is a class B misdemeanor.

In May, the department suspended Olsen for 10 days for his unauthorized use of records earlier in the year. Information made available to the Beacon-News does not make clear whether the criminal and internal investigations are related.

Olsen is currently on regular duty at the Aurora Police Department, which hired him in September 2006, police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said Thursday.

Olsen is accused of posting a visual image on his Instagram account of a female, along with a message calling her a derogatory sexual slur, according to a complaint provided by Geneva police.