4 Chicago Police Officers Under Internal Investigation

CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s been a bad month for the Chicago Police Department, and it’s about to get worse, perhaps even much worse. CBS 2 has learned that in addition to the five policemen taken off the street last week, four more are under investigation.

The matter is now the focus of an internal police investigation.

Police sources CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke with Thursday afternoon confirmed those four police officers were stripped of their police powers Wednesday.

The officers are all from the same district. They’ve been placed on administrative duty and the police Internal Affairs Division is leading the investigation.

Police officials confirmed the action but would not say what district the officers’ work out of, or what the possible wrongdoing is.

The Internal Affairs investigation is a noteworthy distinction because that means the probe started within the police department, and could focus on anything from on-the-job misconduct to possible illegal activity.

That’s different from an Independent Police Review Authority investigation, which handles allegations made by citizens.

This comes just two weeks after a Chicago police sergeant and four officers were removed of their duties over allegations of police brutality.

Sources say this case is not related to that one.

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue says he hasn’t heard anything about this.

And again, department brass is not commenting on why they are under investigation.

  • dumb cops

    It should be pretty easy to get a job as a cop in the city. at the rate they are going one should not even have to go to school for it.

  • Benjie

    I am geting that,the police is watching the police?… that sounds odd to me but I m sure most of these offices get away with it way too long and now they are under investigation until they get suspended or something say like 30 days no pay. but nothing more. I AM sure of that!.

  • sickntired

    this shouldnt come as a big shock to anyone in chicago…cpd has always been shady and up to no good…not saying there arent good cops out there but they are few and far between now…i use to want to work for the cpd but after making “friends” with a few and seeing how they really work i want nothing to do with them…happy to be working far away from them….and i hope this “investigation” gets someone instead of being brushed off like normal

  • Say What

    Why is this newsworthy if they dont know what “the possible wrong doing is” Slam the police for nothing.

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/10/29/source-4-officers-lied-in-court-about-arrest/ Source: 4 Officers Lied In Court About Arrest « CBS Chicago – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago

    […] The four officers are the focus of an internal police investigation and were placed on desk duty on …. Sources said Friday that the four officers claimed in court that they made an arrest they did not actually make, which could expose them to perjury charges. […]

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