Chicago, IL--The winners of wars write the history books, not the losers. A serious battle was lost here but the fight to clear a good cop continues.
There were seven counts of Elder Abuse Theft and seven of Official Misconduct. The judge put in the record that the convictions were not job related as he acquitted the officer of every count of Official Misconduct. That may save the officers hard earned pension.
My readers need to know that no assets ever were taken and there was no victim. It's a very grey area of law with no appellate court guidance. I take the position there was never a crime but the fellow in the black robe said otherwise. Reasonable men differ and the officer's convictions are far from final.
The newspaper reports were libelous when the arrest was made. They alleged crimes in the past that were never charged or actually documented.
Have a little patience and wait until this is reviewed before you judge a cop with an otherwise flawless record of service.
I can't comment further in respect to my client who has been suffering extra-judicial punishment for the eight years this case has been dragging on.