Chicago police officers charged


Officer John Haleas is accused of falsifying information in drunk driving arrests. Officers Michael Bernichio and Daniel Murphy are accused of writing up identical drug arrest reports against two men and then picking which one to charge.

The Cook County state's attorney's office says it has dropped 150 DUI cases brought by Haleas. He had been honored for making more DUI arrests than any other police officer in Illinois. Police superintendent Jody Weis says the officers have been stripped of their official powers.

"It's always said, you know, when you see officers who have taken an oath to serve the public when they're indicted, but I would like to highlight the fact it is an indictment which is an allegation. It's got to run through the process and let's see how the facts really turn out," said Supt. Jody Weis , Chicago Police Dept.

Officer Haleas had worked part-time for a private security firm used by ABC7.

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