It looks like that “Blue Shield of Silence” only goes so far. Officer Michael Bergeson, 33, found the limits of the code of silence after he allegedly hit a pedestrian on a bicycle and fled. He’s now facing a Class 1 felony and a Class 4 felony and could spend the next couple of decades in prison.
On August 3, Bergeson’s F150 reportedly clipped a female bicyclist, whose boyfriend was behind her and witnessed the accident. The force of the crash flung her over the hood. She landed on the street, bleeding from a head wound, reports NBC Chicago.