Two CPD officers were disenfranchised for causing fellow officers to flee


Two Chicago police officers were arrested Sunday and stripped of their powers after they allegedly fled from fellow officers.

The Chicago Police Department did not release details of the situation, citing an ongoing internal investigation, but a police spokesman said Monday that officers Jonathan Merhoff, 32, and Lewis Cruz, 34, have been arrested by police. I have confirmed that my rights have been revoked.

Mehrhoff, a four-year veteran, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of running or attempting to escape police and reckless driving, and a traffic violation for failing to obey a steady stop signal.

A six-year veteran, the Cruz came charged on a single battery charge.

Cruz was arrested by police at Block 700 on South Clark Street shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday.Mehrhoff was arrested hours later at the Harrison District Police Station on the West Side.

Neither officer could be reached for comment. The Chicago Police Lodge 7 Fraternity, which represents most of the agency’s top officials, declined comment on Monday.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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