This town has a history. Yes, this is where infamous gangster Al Capone set up shop to escape the Chicago Police. Now the FBI is looking at the Cicero Police and the allegations are none too flattering. Al Capone would be proud of the department.
By STEVE WARMBIR
CHICAGO — Federal authorities are investigating several Cicero police officers for allegedly trying to thwart FBI agents running surveillance on an Outfit associate and high-ranking member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang who ran a pawn shop in town, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Cicero police allegedly ran car license plates, pulled over cars they suspected were driven by federal agents and tried to find hidden surveillance cameras around the business of Mark Polchan, according to recently unsealed court records.
Polchan is awaiting trial on charges he bombed a business for the Outfit.
Cicero officers and Polchan also are accused by prosecutors of engaging in sexual acts with prostitutes in Polchan’s business, called Goldberg’s, which was under video and audio surveillance by federal authorities. Prosecutors brought the matter up to counter Polchan’s claim that he is a good family man.
The Cicero police officers under investigation are not named in the court documents.
In one secretly recorded conversation between Polchan and one of the officers in 2007, the officer is quoting telling him, “Alright, I got good news. We ran all the f – – – – – – plates on all the f – – – – – – cars over here. They all came back to f – – – – – – people,” meaning not federal agents.