January 28, 2010 (CHICAGO) --
Two Chicago Police officers have been found not guilty of perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Officers Michael Bernichio and Daniel Murphy had been accused of writing up identical drug arrest reports against two men and then picking which one to charge.
The arrests took place back in 2004.
Wednesday, a Cook County judge rejected the prosecution's case and found both officers not guilty.
The officers have been on paid leave. Chicago police officials will now review their status with the department.