Ex-Chicago Cop Avoids Prison For Role In Mortgage Fraud SchemeErroll Davis had pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. In announcing that Davis would avoid prison, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan noted Davis’ remorse and his cooperation with the prosecution.
Ohio Man Admits Killing Wife In 911 CallJeffrey Hawkins, 57, was ordered held on $3 million bail Tuesday. He was arrested minutes after allegedly killing his wife at their home in Colerain, Ohio, on Monday.
Former West Side Cop Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor ChargeA run of bad luck continued Wednesday for a former Chicago cop who solicited bribes from a liquor store owner who also was an FBI informant.
Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Drug Rip-OffA former Cook County sheriff’s police officer admitted in federal court Wednesday that he stole marijuana from a man he believed to be a drug dealer so that he could later sell the drugs for profit.
Judge Upholds Firing Of Cop In Offensive "Hunting" PhotoA Cook County judge refused to give a former Chicago police officer his job back on Wednesday, after he was fired more than 10 years after posing for an offensive photo that made it look like he and another officer had just hunted and killed an African-American man.
Former’s Cop’s Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Body Part TraffickerPequeena Dixon was told that the box of ashes she was handed two years ago by a north suburban cremation business was her father’s cremains. But when the FBI raided Biological Resource Center of Illinois last month, they made a disturbing find, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday: Dixon’s father’s head, shoulders and legs.
Former Chicago Police Officer Gets 1 Year In Tow Truck ScamFormer Chicago police officer Francis Zoller was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday, after pleading guilty to fraud and extortion last year. He was charged with participating in an insurance fraud scheme involving a staged accident, in which he accepted a $2,000 bribe from a tow truck driver who was cooperating with the FBI.
New Lawsuit Filed Against Former Schaumburg Cop Charged With Dealing DrugsA new lawsuit has been filed by a woman claiming she was falsely arrested on drug charges by an ex-Schaumburg police officer who has since been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Bolingbrook Police Pension Board To Vote If Drew Peterson Can Keep PensionThe Bolingbrook Police Pension Board was meeting Friday to determine whether to revoke the pension of former police sergeant and convicted killer Drew Peterson.
Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality CaseThe former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.
Former Skokie Cop Gets Probation For Shoving Woman In CellCassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.
Ex-Cop Acquitted Of Framing Woman Could Get Job BackA former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.