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Four Police Officers Freed On Bond In Perjury Case

thenorthstarnews.com / theblueline.com

Four police officers were released on a $10,000 bond Monday after they were charged with lying under oath in a 2013 drug case. 

Police Sgt. James Padar and officers William Pruente and Vince Morgan, all from Chicago, and Glenview officer James Horn were charged with felony perjury. There were questions about how evidence in a marijuana arrest was obtained.

The charge comes after a video of a car search surfaced when a restaurant worker was arrested for marijuana possession. The officers originally said the worker was pulled over for not using his turn signal properly.

The officers were stripped of their police powers and restricted to desk duty after the allegations surfaced.

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