Thursday, September 10, 2009

Former Harvey Detective Sentenced to 3 Years

A former Village of Harvey detective was sentenced to 3 years in state prison for returning a gun seized by the police to the family of a gang member. Hollis Dorrough was convicted last month of two counts of official misconduct, perjury and unlawful sale of a firearm. In October of 2005 a convicted drug dealer was charged with threatening two Harvey police officers with a gun. The gun was seized as evidence and Dorrough secretly handed the gun back to the drug dealers father. Dorrough claimed that he had been told by Harvey's mayor, Eric Kellogg, to give the gun back to the drug dealers father. Mayor Kellogg has denied Dorrough's claims and has not been charged with any crime or official misconduct. At his trial, prosecutors were able to show that even if Dorrough's claims were true, he knew that Mayor Kellogg had no authority to order that the gun be returned.

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