Charges Dropped Because of Dirty Police
At least 110 arrests made by nine Chicago police officers won't lead to convictions, as the state's attorneys' office ordered prosecutors to drop the cases. The officers who made the arrests are no longer viewed as credible, with good reason: four of them are charged with "robbing, kidnapping and intimidating drug dealers," and the other five are under investigation.
The memo directs prosecutors to drop cases that may have been tainted by the officers' involvement, including those in which the officers made the arrest, signed a search warrant, gave information from an informant or recovered physical evidence. ... Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped at least 27 "tainted" drug and gun cases after the officers were arrested, including a case against two men who were nabbed last fall when police seized $15 million worth of cocaine, officials said.
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