IL: 3 Chicago Suburb Cops Busted for Robbing Dealers, Selling DrugsBy Phillip Smith | StopTheDrugWar.org January 22, 2013
SHAMBERG, IL — Three Schaumberg police officers were arrested last week on charges they robbed drug dealers and sold their wares.
Officers John Cichy, 30, Matthew Hudak, 29, and Terrance O’Brien, 47, are accused of stealing dealers’ stashes while executing search warrants, then reselling the cocaine, heroin, and marijuana and pocketing the cash.
The dirty trio went down in a DEA investigation that included an informant who wore a wire.
They were caught on surveillance video and audio recordings robbing local dealers of drugs and cash as they executed search warrants on homes and cars.
They would take the drugs to a storage locker, where a fourth man would pick them up and sell them. Police recovered 275 grams of cocaine from the locker.
All three are on leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
They are charged with a string of crimes, including burglary, manufacturing or delivering between 100 and 400 grams of cocaine, official misconduct and theft between $10,000 and $100,000 in a school or place of worship.
At last report, they were all behind bars on $750,000 cash bail.busted