Another lawsuit filed against ex-Schaumburg cops

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/9/2014 12:20 PM

Another federal lawsuit has been filed against the village of Schaumburg and former undercover police officers accused of skimming drugs in police seizures and selling them through a former informant.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Xavier Neodina claims the officers gave false information to a judge to obtain a search warrant for his Streamwood home.


After a raid of his home Oct. 25, 2012, Neodina was charged with possession and intent to deliver cocaine and heroin and armed violence. He was taken to Cook County jail, where the lawsuit claims he was sexually assaulted.

Neodina was one of 19 defendants who had criminal charges against them dismissed because of the officers' arrests in January 2013.

The lawsuit names former officers John Cichy, Matthew Hudak and Terrance O'Brien, who were charged with criminal drug conspiracy. Also listed as defendants are the village of Schaumburg and three officers who have not been charged in the scheme.

In March, O'Brien was sentenced to 38 years in prison but could serve as little as 12 years because of sentencing guidelines.

In the complaint, Neodina seeks undisclosed compensatory and punitive damages.

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