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Illinois police corruption probe 'ongoing'

Dec. 3, 2008 at 3:40 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the undercover probe into police corruption in the Chicago area is "ongoing" and could result in others being charged.

So far the FBI sting has resulted in charges against 15 law enforcement officers for providing what they thought was protection for a dozen large-scale shipments of cocaine and heroin, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.

Thirteen of the officers have been freed without bail. Two others are serving with the Illinois National Guard in Afghanistan, Fitzgerald said.

The FBI launched the undercover operation after reports from informants that law enforcement officers in southern Cook County were engaging in robbery, extortion and distribution of narcotics and weapons.

"When drug dealers deal drugs, they ought to be afraid of the police -- not turn to them for help," said Fitzgerald.

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