Chicago Cop Charged with Misconduct

Chicago Cop Charged with Misconduct

A cop in Chicago has reportedly been charged with filing a fake police report on one of his arrests.

The officer, who was once honored for making the most DUI arrests in Illinois, is now under question.

Officer Acused

John Hateas, 37, has been charged with four counts of official misconduct, two counts of obstruction of justice, and four counts of perjury in a grand jury indictment.

Haleas claims that he is “going to deal with it in court” and has declined to comment about the charges brought against him.

According to the indictment, Haleas falsely reported that Edward Beck, who he pulled over for allegedly drunk driving, failed a sobriety test.

However, according to two witnesses, Haleas failed to give Beck sobriety tests at all and instead simply charged him with a DUI.

He is also accused of lying about questioning Beck for 20 minutes.

Cop Once Honored

Haleas was honored three times by the Schaumburg-based Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists the officer responsible for the most DUI arrests in the state of Illinois.

Although, 50 cases of supposedly been dropped since the accusations were made public and 500 others are being questioned.

(Source: Chicago Sun Times)

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