Officers, citizens to protest cop killer's parole

September 25, 2008 5:28:05 AM PDT
A bus filled with Chicago police officers and concerned citizens are headed to Springfield to oppose the parole of a man who killed a Chicago police officer. The Prisoner Review Board will consider the case of Richard Luckey who was convicted of murdering Chicago police officer Robert Wenzel in 1973. It happened while the killer was pulled over for a minor traffic violation.

Officer Wenzel's death prompted the police department's use of two man squad cars.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Group and others took off from Chicago's South Side early Thursday morning. They are hoping to make sure Luckey is not granted parole.