Former Police Officer
A 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.
Pequeena 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 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.
A 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.
The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board was meeting Friday to determine whether to revoke the pension of former police sergeant and convicted killer Drew Peterson.
The 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.
Cassandra 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.
A 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.
Mark Fedder’s defense attorney provided evidence, including a letter from the district attorney in St. Joseph County, Ind. and verification from the Mishawaka Police Department, that Fedder left the department on good terms and had a federal permit to carry a gun in areas that most civilians cannot.
Devin Bickham Sr., 42; and Devin Bickham Jr., 23, were convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Chervon Alexander, 29, of Chicago, who was fatally shot while sitting in a car in River Forest on July 11, 2011.
Tony DeBois last year pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the number of women he’d had sex with inside south suburban Markham’s police station, but denied he raped a 21-year-old prisoner there in September 2010.
A former Robbins police detective is suing village officials over alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices and for retribution when he sought drug charges against a relative of Mayor Tyrone Ward.
Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and alleged accomplice Gary Engel aimed to pose as cops to abduct Riverside businessman Steve Campbell, tie him to a wheelchair, blindfold him, mutilate his genitals, then drug him with Ambien sleep pills and kill him, federal prosecutors said.
Felicia Davis replaces attorney Michael Merchant, who was promoted to the job of Chicago Housing Authority CEO after Charles Woodyard was forced out.
One of three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing from drug dealers is getting out of jail today.
Two former police officers, one from Chicago and the other from the western suburbs, were arrested Thursday night and charged with a plot to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a person they thought had access to large amounts of cash from commercial real estate holdings.
A former deputy police chief for Des Plaines, who claims he was fired after he blew the whistle on police brutality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.
A former Chicago cop pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in robberies in which he and other officers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from suspected drug dealers and innocent civilians.
A former Chicago Police officer was shot when he exchanged gunfire with a suspect who tried to rob a restaurant Tuesday night.