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Harvey Mayor Questioned by Prosecutors

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The mayor of south suburban Harvey was questioned Thursday by the Cook County State’s Attorney.

Mayor Eric Kellogg’s name has surfaced in allegations over a gun that went missing from evidence at the city’s police department.

A former Harvey police officer’s been charged in connection with the missing gun.

Mayor Kellogg today continued to deny involvement with the incident, and he refused to take any blame for it.

“I have no responsibility in terms of a missing weapon,” Kellogg says. “I’m not a police [officer]. I’m the mayor.”

Court documents allege that an unnamed “Official A” asked the accused officer to return the gun to the suspect’s family. Kellogg’s lawyer says the mayor is likely that official, but he says the state’s attorney is relying on false information from a crooked cop.

A spokesperson for the state’s attorney confirmed a meeting with Kellogg that lasted a couple hours, but declined to provide any other details.

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