$500K bond set for North Chicago cop charged in LSD crash

A North Chicago police officer is being held on a $500,000 bond for a wrong-way crash on Lake Shore Drive that killed two people.

Police say Tarrell Garrett was drunk, and celebrating his birthday when he pulled onto the Lake Shore Drive and hit another car head-on, early Friday morning.

The crash killed DePaul student Fabian Torres and his friend Joaquin Garcia.

Garrett has been hospitalized with a broken hip.

If he can post $50,000 cash bond, he’ll be allowed to go home under electronic monitoring.

The victims’ families and friends protested outside the courthouse as Garrett’s bond was set.

Joaquin Garcia will be laid to rest Wednesday.

He was scheduled to complete his training in May to be a surgical technician.

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8 comments

  • Kay

    Let that would have been a regular citizen who was drunk killed 2 Police Officer, He would have got the book thrown at Him. Whatever happened to Serve and Protect. I hope they charge him with 1st degree murder.

  • keeping real

    we only wish, kay. that cpd will slap on hand and move on with a city pay check!!! my prayers to their families!!

  • Rick

    The drunks always seem to survive while, in this case, another two families are left with tragic lose forever. The cop will plea bargin his way out of any real punishment. Hopefully not.

  • David

    Our police should be held to a higher standard. If they don't measure up, they're out. Having said that, they don't make enough for what they do. We need TOP QUALITY teachers and police and fire fighters. We will not find them by making the tests easy or hiring "subs".

    This cop is done. He proved he was never good enough anyway. Good by job, pension and freedom. He needs to go to jail. But In Chicago, he could be elected to alderman.

  • karissa

    This happened 4 years ago to my friends andrew and fausto and it was devastating because in the end officer josph frugoli only got 8 years for this my prayers go out to the 2 young mas families i feel your pain

  • Evee

    wow! It gives me chills. Its like all over again. This happened almost 4 yrs ago to 2 of my friends! One attended DePaul. Sad part about it Officer Frugoli got I believed 7-8yrs only. I don't think that was enough! I feel their pain, its unbearable. Condolences to both families.

  • guest

    it a long shot to think that justice will be served but hopefully it will prayers go out to the families fabian rest in peace. i got into an altercation with a police officer one punch gave me four years in prison hope this a hole gets it ten fold

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