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Schaumburg ex-cops accused of robbing drug dealers

Former Schaumburg police officers, John Cichy, Matthew Hudak, and Terrance O’Brien, are accused of stealing money and narcotics from drug dealers, and then arranging to sell those narcotics.

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The Village of Schaumburg dropped charges against several men after their arresting officers were charged with stealing from drug dealers, and now one of those men is suing the village. schaumburgofficercharged

Now former officers John Cichy, Matthew Hudak and Terrance O’Brien will stand trial.

But in a lawsuit, Kelley Altom says the officers’ behavior is part of a broader pattern of abuse in the police department, and he was one of their victims.

The officers searched his home in 2011 and said he was producing marijuana.

The charges were dropped, and Altom says the search was illegal.

A former Schaumburg police officer posted bail after he and two former colleagues were formally charged with stealing from drug dealers, then selling their drugs.

Matthew Hudak posted $35,000 cash Monday evening, just hours after pleading not guilty.

John Cichy and Terrance O’Brien also pleaded not guilty.

Police say a sting operation captured the men on camera, stealing from a storage locker they believed was rented by an out-of-town drug dealer.

Three former Schaumburg Police Officers will be arraigned today, for stealing from drug dealers, then selling their drugs.

John Cichy, Matthew Hudak and Terrance O’brien resigned from the police force on January 22.

Police say a sting operation captured the men on camera, stealing from a storage locker that they believed was rented by an out-of-town drug dealer.

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.

A judge reduces bail for two former Schaumburg police officers charged with running a drug ring.

John Cichy, Matthew Hudak, and Terrance O’Brien are accused of stealing money and narcotics from drug dealers, and then arranging to sell those narcotics.

The judge lowered the bail for Cichy to $250,000. He also reduced it for O’Brien to $300,000 Hudak will ask for a reduction at a hearing later today.

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.

Three Schaumburg police officers are charged with shaking down drug dealers; but charges against three men they arrested have now been dropped.

Prosecutors say officers John Cichy, Matthew Hudak and Terrance O’Brien were caught on camera breaking into a storage locker in Roselle and stealing what they believed was money from an out-of-town drug dealer.

The state’s attorney’s office says the officers have lost their credibility; authorities have since released 15 of 19 people the officers recently arrested on drug charges.

Three Schaumburg police officers are accused of robbing drug dealers and selling their drugs.

Sources tell the Chicago Tribune members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made the arrests Wednesday.

John Cichy, Matthew Hudak and Terrance O’Brien have been put on administrative leave. The officers are facing multiple felonies

They were each ordered to be held on $750,000 bond.

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