Chicago police officer dead after rape accusation

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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.

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  • deshauna

    I can't feel sorry for someone whose job was to serve and protect and he used his job to cover up his wrongdoing. This man was a pedophile that targeted young girls. He killed his self because he knew that it was going to come out what he was doing and the worst thing you could be labeled is a sex offender and that is what he was.

  • louise

    life is sudden one shot you are gone people come into your home and you are alone
    but for what ever happen only her and the good LORD knows we
    can't judge a man that is gone for what ever reason we have not a heaven or hell to
    put know one in i don't even know this man the girl got caught and called it rape
    young girls need to be home not in the street

    • Common Sense

      Sure and 48 year old men who happen to be a 26 year Police Officer should not be preying on underage females, that is why he was carried by 6 and not judged by 12.

  • Tina lovingyou

    I say to the family and frinds of Officer Edgar A. Neal my deepest condolecnt to them he was a very good friend and lover. So what ever was going on with him only GOD knowns I don't think or belive he did something lke that I think he was set up for this.. And like pervious post what was she doning in his home she went there with intentions on something only she know. it is still sad tat it ended this way R.I.P Neal when is or when was the service? He was not only a lover to me but a good friend to me and my family.

  • Notunderstanding

    So sad all around! Sad that as an adult and cop, he didn’t ask for ID or had not “allegedly ” rape anyone. Sad that her parents didn’t discuss the dangers of playing at being an adult. Sad that the choices made here will be made again as along as we continue to allow children to behave as adults with no consequences and no monitoring of their children’s behaviors and whereabouts! Yes the cop was wrong and GOD will deal with that! It’s up to PARENTS to be parents and take responsibility for their children’s upbringing!