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State to drop charges in 15 cases involving 3 cops who now themselves are facing prosecution

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State to drop charges in 15 cases involving 3 cops who now themselves are facing prosecution

Jan 28, 2013, 06:34 pm CDT

Prosecutors in Cook County, Ill., have reviewed 19 cases involving three suburban Schaumburg cops who are now themselves facing prosecution and have decided to drop 15 of those 19 cases.

Authorities said the three defendant officers, who were put on leave after they were accused of shaking down drug dealers they arrested in undercover busts, are no longer credible witnesses, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Daily Herald also has a story.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "What will arrest of 3 suburban Chicago cops on drug charges mean for other defendants?"

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