Official Misconduct Charge Overturned for Ex-Maywood Cop Deon Sams

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 || Originally Published: 2/18/15 || Daily Herald || By Justin Kmitch A former Maywood police officer, already acquitted of a March 2012 sexual assault, had his remaining official misconduct conviction overturned Tuesday. During a November bench trial, Judge George Bakalis found Deon Sams, 40, not guilty of four counts of criminal sexual assault involving an encounter with a woman on his … Continue reading Official Misconduct Charge Overturned for Ex-Maywood Cop Deon Sams

Woman: Maywood Cop ‘Took Something from Me’, Daily Herald Reports

Thursday, October 16, 2014 || Originally published: 10/15/14 in the Daily Herald || By Justin Kmitch New details emerge from testimony of woman allegedly sexually assaulted by Maywood cop Deon Sams (pictured left) in 2012 A 36-year-old Bellwood woman testified Wednesday that she “dozed in and out” of consciousness as she was being sexually assaulted by a Maywood police officer in March 2012 in a … Continue reading Woman: Maywood Cop ‘Took Something from Me’, Daily Herald Reports

Trial Of Deon Sams, Former Maywood Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, To Begin In February

By Michael Romain Thursday — Deon Sams, the former Maywood police officer accused of first accosting, then sexually assaulting, a woman while on duty at a hotel in Villa Park in 2012, is expected to appear in a DuPage County courthouse on January 21. Mr. Sams, a resident of Bolingbrook, was subsequently charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual assault and one felony count of … Continue reading Trial Of Deon Sams, Former Maywood Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, To Begin In February