Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chicago Cop Charged With Framing Woman

A Chicago police officer has been charged with helping his friend frame the friend's wife with a phony gun and drug case. On April 1, 2007, Bogdan Mazur, met with Chicago police officer, Slawomir Plewa at a parking garage near the police station at Grand and Central, and told him that he knew that there were guns and drugs in his wife's car. In Officer Plewa's presence, Mazur called his wife and told her that his car was not working and she needed to come over and pick him and their two young children up. Mazur had placed a gun and cocaine in the spare tire compartment of the trunk. When she arrived, Officer Plewa stopped her car and asked for consent to search her vehicle. She agreed and he discovered 44.5 grams of cocaine, 62 grams of cannabis and a gun. Prosecutors are alleging that Officer Plewa knew that Mazur had planted the gun and drugs in his wife's car and the plan was to split the wife's assets with all the conspirators after she was convicted. Officer Plewa testified before the grand jury and at trial that an anonymous informant had given him the information which led to the wife's arrest. The wife was acquitted at the trial. After the trial, the wife's attorney went to prosecutors with his suspiscions that the wife had been framed and an investigation was launched which led to the present charges.

Officer Plewa is a seven year veteran officer assigned to the gang-narcotics team for most of that time. He is charged with Official Misconduct, Perjury, Obstruction of Justice, Unlawful Restraint and False Reporting.

Bogdan Mazur, a Polish citizen illegally in the United States, is charged with Filing a False Police Report, Obstruction of Justice, Conspiracy to Manufacture or Deliver Cocaine and Cannabis, and Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Bond was set at $250,000 for both men.

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