Cop Charged In Plot To Rob Drug Dealers
Randy J. Caudill.
An eight-year veteran of the police, Caudill figured out a way to use police computers to improperly run license plate numbers and identify vehicles driven by suspected drug dealers. He then offered this information to another man to stop their vehicles, and then steal their money from them, officials said. DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett referred to the allegations against Caudill as "an isolated incident" that doesn't involve other Downers Grove police officers. "It conveys a message of zero tolerance of illegal activities," Birkett said to the Chicago Sun-Times of Caudill's arrest. Caudill faces a five-year maximum prison term if convicted.