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New federal charges filed against indicted police officers

March 20, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Additional federal charges have been filed against two Chicago police officers already accused of lying to judges to obtain search warrants and then stealing cash and drugs from the properties they searched.

The indictment on Wednesday accuses Xavier Elizondo and David Salgado of conspiracy to violate civil rights and obstruction of justice. Elizondo is also accused of trying to persuade Salgado to conceal evidence.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly scheduled a Tuesday arraignment on the new charges for the officers.

Regarding the new charges, Salgado’s attorney, Michael Petro, said it appears to be coming to a time when if you put on a police uniform you’re conspiring to violate the rights of citizens at all times.

Elizondo and Salgado have been relieved of their police powers and suspended without pay.