updated 8/8/2008 2:41:53 AM ET 2008-08-08T06:41:53

A Chicago police officer has been suspended for 15 months for demanding free coffee and baked goods from six different Starbucks.

Officer Barbara Nevers, a 14-year veteran, has also been ordered to undergo counseling.

The Police Board ruled in May that 55-year-old Nevers intimidated Starbucks employees by screaming at them and flashing her badge, handcuffs or gun when they wanted her to pay. The board released its findings Thursday.

Nevers' attorney said her client never used her job to demand coffee. She said some coffeehouses gave it to her for free because she was an officer.

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