Former Cops and Pals Named
in the 1983-84 Wrong Man Murder Case
Charged and Convicted with Conspiracy to Murder Pease:
Thomas Brooks, a seven year Chicago Police Veteran, sentenced to 15 years without parole for drug trafficking.
Robert Domberg, of Palos Park, an auto parts dealer arrested on a cocaine sting in Florida in 1982. Convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 15 years. Owned part of the drugs interrupted by Pease.
James McEnroe, not convicted, resigned as a police detective in 1980 and later became an examiner in the Chicago regional office of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. James McEnroe was charged but not convicted.
Ed McCabe, resigned as a police officer in 1976 while under investigation in the murders of a man and a woman who were shot at close range as they sat in the mans kitchen in Allegan County, Michigan in 1975.
Sam McBride, fired as a police officer in a 1974 scandal involving charges of price gouging at his South Side gasoline station. He later operated Beverly Instant Print on South Ashland Avenue.
Billy Jim Cherry, an Army buddy of Sallas living in Iron City, Georgia, believed to have been on the hit that resulted in the mistaken killing of Gay. At the time of the killing, Cherry was on parole for a 1972 bludgeon murder in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Charged with racketeering:
James Calvin Sheldon, a former police officer arrested in the Florida drug bust with Domberg in 1982.
Michael Domberg, of Frankfort, Illinois.
Dale Gagnon, a former Harvey, Illinois police officer.
Harry Francis Brooks, a former Chicagoan who moved to Florida.
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