Man Sues Chicago, Police for Wrongful Conviction


A man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison after being convicted of rape and murder before DNA testing prompted authorities to drop the charges has filed a lawsuit that alleges he was coerced by Chicago police detectives into confessing. Enter Article DATE HERE A man who spent nearly a quarter of century in prison after being convicted...
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Cicero To Settle After CPD Buyback Gun Ends Up On Scene Of Fatal Police Shooting


A handgun turned over to police by a Cook County judge more than a decade ago as part of a gun buyback program ended up at the scene of a police shooting in Cicero July 31, 2017 CHICAGO, IL — A handgun turned over to police by a Cook County judge more than a decade ago as part of a gun buyback program ended up at the scene of a police shooting in C...
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Ex-Melrose Park cop given 11 years in prison for selling stolen narcotics


What Salvi became, according to federal prosecutors, was a cop moonlighting as a drug dealer. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to a host of brazen schemes, including selling narcotics he'd stolen from an evidence room July 26, 2017 Minutes before he was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison, former Melrose Park police Detective Gregory Salvi...
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Feds want 14 years for ex-Melrose Park cop who sold stolen drugs


Selling drugs stolen from his police department's evidence room in a bid to feather his nest as his retirement approached in 2015 July 12, 2017 Ex-Melrose Park cop Gregory Salvi has already admitted selling drugs stolen from his police department's evidence room in a bid to feather his nest as his retirement approached in 2015. For that, he faces m...
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Ex-Melrose Park cop admits selling drugs stolen from evidence


So he sold drugs that had been stolen from the evidence room 4/25/2017 Gregory Salvi was rapidly nearing retirement from the Melrose Park Police Department in 2015, and he hoped to use the job to make as much money as possible. So he sold drugs that had been stolen from the evidence room. He offered to illegally move narcotics in "the f—in' police ...
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Awarded $20M for a wrongful conviction, exonerated man gives back


Juan Rivera is a $20 million man, receiving the money in a settlement for the 20 years he spent in prison before DNA evidence cleared him. Enter Article DATE HERE CHICAGO (WLS) -- Juan Rivera is a $20 million man, receiving the money in a settlement for the 20 years he spent in prison before DNA evidence cleared him. Rivera invited ABC 7 Eyewi...
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Evidence on Ice


​Santa Fe PD is ahead in processing rape kits—because they already cleaned out a freezer full of them -   December 16, 2016 The trouble started with a freezer, and the question of just what could be done to get rid of it and open up some space at the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters. Someone cracked the door, and found materials tied to...
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Forrler pleads to destroying evidence charge


A police officer accused of destroying evidence when he was the evidence officer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and sentenced to court costs only. December 2, 2016 ALTON — A police officer accused of destroying evidence when he was the evidence officer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and sentenced to court costs only. Jonathan Forrler plea...
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