Monday, October 01, 2007
Chicago cop in murder-for-hire case will remain in custody -- chicagotribune.com: "The Chicago police officer charged last week in a murder-for-hire plot will remain in custody after his lawyers chose not to challenge his detention at a bail hearing this morning. Suspended officer Jerome Finnigan, 44—already at the center of a widening probe of corruption, kidnapping and robbery in the Police Department's Special Operations Section—appeared briefly at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, shackled and in an orange jumpsuit. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Blakey told U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole that the government and Finnigan's lawyers had agreed on Finnigan's detention."