The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested the mayor of Davenport Tuesday, Dec. 5 for criminal use of a deceased person's ID, according to the arrest report.
In November, the sheriff's office received information that Mayor Teresa Bradley, 60, was parking in handicapped spots in Davenport City Hall, but was not known to be handicapped or have a placard issued to her.
During the investigation, deputies spotted Bradley parking in one of the designated handicapped spots, placing the placard on her mirror before leaving her car, and then removing the placard again once she returned to her car.
During a search warrant of her home, deputies found two handicapped placards issued to two different victims, one of whom died in 2012 and the other died in 2015.
"We expect our elected officials to set the proper example. She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct," Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Bradley was booked into the Polk County jail and charged with criminal use of deceased person's ID, possession of altered/counterfeit decal, and unlawful use of handicapped placard.
She was released after posting the $2,250 bond.