Two Chicago Police Officers Indicted on Federal Charges

Two Chicago Police officers were indicted Thursday on charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole drugs and money from properties they searched. Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado were each charged with embezzlement and conspiracy to commit theft, and Salgado with an additional charge of lying to the FBI. The charges came three months after the Chicago Tribune reported that several members of the Chicago Police Department’s gang team were relieved of their police powers amid a federal probe. “When police officers fail to discharge their duties with honesty and integrity, they betray not only the citizens of Chicago, but their fellow officers who do their jobs the right way,” said U.S. Attorney John Lausch in a statement. (Chicago Tribune)

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Aaron Cynic