04/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Police Officer Dies In Crash On Lake Shore Drive: Jody Weis Wants Burglars Charged With Murder

As officers mourned the death of a Town Hall District sergeant killed in a crash while responding to a burglary, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said the department is determining whether murder charges can be brought against the burglars if they are caught.

"Under Illinois statutes it appears they could be charged with murder... that is something I think that we'll be looking at with the state's attorney's office," Weis said. "But I think it's something that we certainly will consider."

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