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Chicago police officer dead after rape accusation

A 26-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who was the subject of an investigation was found dead Wednesday morning.

Police confirm officer 48-year-old Edgar Neal died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Tuesday night, a 17-year-old girl came with her family to Area South police headquarters alleging Neal raped her at his South Side home early Sunday morning.

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A 26-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who was the subject of an investigation was found dead Wednesday morning.

Police confirm officer Edgar Neal, 48, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Tuesday night, a 17-year-old girl came with her family to Area South police headquarters alleging Neal raped her at his South Side home early Sunday morning.  She was allegedly taken there by the off-duty cop and one of her friends, another 17-year-old girl.

The high school junior says she woke up and Officer Neal was sexually assaulting her.

“She was in the bedroom with her friend,” said a relative of the victim who didn’t want to be identified.  “And he ended up coming into the bedroom and he asked her, ‘Are you going to go along with it’.”

She told her teacher Tuesday who called police.

The teen was examined at Roseland Hospital and then went to Area South, along with the other teenager, where she was questioned by detectives and internal affairs.

Chicago police only issued a statement saying “We cannot comment on an ongoing internal investigation.”

The victim’s family says the teenager is showing remorse.

“(The victim) asked if she was the cause of him killing himself and her mother told her it wasn’t her fault,” said a relative.

A 26 year veteran of the Chicago Police Dept who was the subject of an investigation was found dead this morning

Police confirm officer 48-year-old Edgar Neal died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Last night, a 17-year-old girl came with her family to Area South police headquarters alleging Neal raped her at his south side home early Sunday morning.  She was allegedly taken there by the off-duty cop and one of her friends, another 17-year-old girl.

The high school junior says she woke up and Officer Neal was sexually assaulting her.  She told her teacher Tuesday who called police.  The teen was examined at Roseland Hospital and then went to Area South, along with the other teenager, where she was questioned by detectives and internal affairs.
Chicago police only issued a statement saying “We cannot comment on an ongoing internal investigation.”

A Chicago police officer was found shot to death in his Far South Side home Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

His name was not being released, but he lived in the 900 block of West 129th Place.

He was a 26-year veteran and was assigned to the Calumet District.

Police have not provided any details about the officer or the circumstances surrounding his death.

Neighbors described the neighborhood as a quiet one where many police officers live.

A friend and neighbor, LaShereia Scales, said she believed the officer was married but was going through a divorce.

Scales said the officer was very sociable, would attend neighborhood parties and bring his music collection and act as an informal DJ, she said.

She said he was looking forward to retiring from the force in 2015 and moving to Hawaii.

She said the officer also encouraged her to go back to school.

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