According to a different article on the same story:
Officers Alex Guerrero, 41, and Antonio Martinez Jr., 40, both of Chicago, helped the gang steal, according to the indictment unveiled Friday in federal court in Hammond.
The defendants are accused of taking part in drug trafficking, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and weapons violations, acts that mostly took place in Chicago and Indiana but stretched down to Texas, Capp said.Most interestingly is this blurb that's probably overlooked by many:
Guerrero and Martinez received at least $10,000 to steal guns, hundreds of pounds of drugs and tens of thousands of dollars, the indictment claims.How do Police steal guns? In Chicago, it's easy! I wrote about that a year ago, when I pondered in writing about what happens to confiscated guns. Seems I have some evidence that at least $10,000 worth were sold directly to gang members who used the guns to commit at least 19 murders according to Federal allegations. The articles do not elaborate on where the guns were stolen from, but my guess is they were taken from houses the police officers broke into, or from regular citizens who were caught with them, since having a firearm in your car, or on you in Chicago is still a felony. Those caught people might have even thought they got off lightly. I'd really like to see the BATFU traces on those serials!