Sources: 4 Officers Lied In Court About Arrest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Sources say that four Chicago police officers who were stripped of their police powers this week allegedly claimed credit for an arrest they didn’t make.

The four officers are the focus of an internal police investigation and were placed on desk duty on Wednesday. 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.

Police at a local university are the ones who actually made the arrest, sources said.

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.

The Internal Affairs investigation is a noteworthy distinction because that means the probe started within the police department, not a civilian complaint, which would be handled by the Independent Police Review Authority.

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.

  • aj

    anyone who is surprised the police lie, in court under oath, are purposefully ignorant. this is nothing new or unusual.

  • Fred

    Oh for the good old days when this type of incident was condoned.

  • elginman

    Clarence has a real articulate manner in expressing himself. Must be a graduate of a local college.Like none of our elected officials ever lie. BOO

  • edward c. stengel

    The first comment, by aj, said it all. You have to be a complete buffoon to believe anything the police say. Even when they tell the truth you can’t beliieve them because they’re gienerally wrong.

  • Taras

    i was wrongfully impounded by Washington State Patrol trooper Dustin Drout Badge# 433. Today 01/14/11 i had court to get impound fee back and he came out and lied Under Oath about my distance from DNR Gate which i hunt. i was at least 10 yards from gate out of way BUT he, the dirt bag that he is said i was less then 15ft from it.
    i heard about Pigs lying under oath BUT i finally experienced it personally.

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