Another Tow Conviction
- A federal jury today convicted a veteran Chicago police officer of extorting payoffs from a tow truck driver in return for steering business to him at accident scenes.
The jury deliberated a little more than two hours before finding Deavalin Page, an officer since 1995, guilty of two counts of attempted extortion.
Page becomes the eighth Chicago police officer to be convicted in connection with the undercover FBI Operation Tow Scam probe. Four others, including three tow truck drivers, also have been convicted. Two additional police officers await trial.
And still two more to go? That's just great.