Bail reduced for 3 former Schaumburg cops

A DuPage County judge on Thursday reduced the bail for three former Schaumburg police officers who are charged with running a drug ring.

Judge Blanche Hill Fawell lowered John Cichy’s bail to $250,000, Terrance O’Brien’s to $300,000, and Matthew Hudak’s to $350,000. They need to pay 10 percent of their respective totals to be released from jail. The three had been held on $750,000 bail prior to Thursday’s court hearing.

During Cicy’s appearance, his left leg was shaking and he cried at times.

Cichy and O’Brien resigned from the force on Tuesday, and Hudak stepped down last week.

A total of seven cases connected to the officers have been dismissed so far, and prosecutors expect 15 to be dropped eventually.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.

5 comments

    • Brain Millersmith

      Protecting the idiots, so they don't have to do "cage time." They'd surely get their butts kicked (if not worse) if they were jailed…

  • Steve

    WHAT! Dropping those charges. On what grounds!? This is ridiculous. The corruption of the state and police is unbelievable. Reduced bail! Now they are dropping cases against them? More of the same…

  • Cotto

    It doesn't say the charges were dropped, it says the bail was reduced. I have seen the bail on murder charges lower than 750,000. These guys were dealing drugs, not killers. The charges being dropped are against the people these guys arrested on drug cases, not the cops themselves. Pay attention before commenting. There is a saying-better to to say nothing and let people think you are an idiot than to to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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