WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — A DuPage County judge has significantly reduced the bail for three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing drugs from dealers and reselling them through an informant.
John Cichy, 30, Matthew Hudak, 29, and Terrance O’Brien, 46, all had been ordered held on $750,000 cash bail after their arrests two weeks ago, meaning had to post the full $750,000 to be released from custody. All three have been charged with drug conspiracy, armed violence, burglary, theft, and official misconduct.
On Thursday, a DuPage County judge reduced Cichy’s bail to a $250,000 bond; O’Brien’s to a $300,000 bond; and Hudak’s to a $350,000 bond. For the newer bail amounts, all three would have to post 10 percent to be released – or $25,000 for Cichy, $30,000 for O’Brien and $35,000 for Hudak.
Cichy openly wept at the prospect of getting out of jail, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.