Charges tossed against CPD officer

November 4, 2009 3:30:27 PM PST
An indictment has been dismissed against a Chicago police officer accused of writing numerous false drunk driving tickets. In March, 2008, Officer John Haleas was charged with perjury, official misconduct and obstructing justice. Wednesday, a judge ruled that prosecutors improperly used statements given by Officer John Haleas To internal affairs investigators looking into misconduct charges.

Police union rules prohibit statements from administrative disciplinary proceedings to be used against officers in criminal cases.