A third officer in the Chicago Police Department's 23 District has been relieved of his police powers in connection with allegations that a young woman was sexually assaulted by uniformed officers this week.
The third officer, who is a partner of the original two accused and is assigned to the same police car, was not on duty that morning. But according to police sources, that officer was present during at least one of two alleged similar incidents that occurred in the past involving his two partners.
In a statement released Saturday, the department said it continues to "aggressively investigate" the allegations.
"An outcome of this investigation is the identification of an earlier incident that previously had not been reported," the statement said.
Interim police Supt. Terry Hillard on Thursday expressed outrage over the accusation that two officers picked up a drunk, crying woman near Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue on Wednesday morning and had sex with her in the marked SUV and in her apartment.
The intial two officers, both in their 30s and on the force for about 10 years, were relieved of their police powers during the investigation.