CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The motto of the Chicago Police Department is to "Protect and Serve." However, the latest allegations involving at least two officers with more more than 20 years experience is that they were doing anything but that.
Instead, they are accused of sex-trafficking a 14-year-old girl and there may have been other victims as well.
On Thursday at the Police Board Meeting, Superintendent Garry McCarthy made no comment about the investigation.
Sources say the officers were first caught with child pornography, but as Internal Affairs investigators looked further into the case, they uncovered additional evidence the officers had been using some online web pages to advertise the girl, or girls, for prostitution.
The alleged pimping activities were being conducted while the officers were off-duty, according to a police source.
At least two officers have since been stripped of their police powers and reassigned administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. They have not been charged, so we are not naming them.
Because of the nature of the case, and for integrity reasons, Chicago Police have brought in the FBI to help in the investigation.