The Price of Cooperation
A judge reduced by half the bond for Keith Herrera the same day that Herrera's cooperation enabled prosecutors to charge a fellow police officer with a murder-for-hire scheme.
Judge John Fleming of Cook County Criminal Court slashed Herrera's bond from $4 million to $2 million Wednesday, court records show. Fleming's order meant Herrera could immediately get back $200,000 -- half of the $400,000 he had put up. Defendants are usually required to put up 10 percent of their bond to get out of jail.
The upside, if there is any, has to be tiny. Feds never give cops an upside that we've ever seen.