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Stacy St. Clair
Chicago Tribune reporter. Forever in need of a good book, a strong verb and caffeine.
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Following today’s acquittal on conspiracy charges, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney will be fully reinstated and reassigned operational duties, a CPD spokesman said.
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“I think the next police officer who thinks about filing a false police report is going to think twice,” assistant special prosecutor Ron Safer said.
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The Chicago FOP is calling on the Chicago Police Board to clear the other officers whose jobs are in jeopardy and reinstate them fully to their jobs
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Former Chicago police Officer Joseph Walsh said the past 18 months have been “heartbreaking and heart wrenching for my family.”
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“Courage and integrity,” Joseph Walsh’s attorney Todd Pugh said of the judge’s ruling.
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“No elected official has ever shown up for us, no matter what their commercials say,” said Calloway, taking a clear shot at Toni Preckwinkle’s latest political ad.
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Activist Will Calloway tells black Chicago not to protest. “If you are a black Chicagoan, don’t take to the streets. Take to the polls,” said Calloway, who is running for 5th Ward alderman.
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Pastor Finney says today’s verdict is a setback for police and community relations. “I’m not a lawyer, but I do know right from wrong,” he said. “Right was not done today.”
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Pastor Finney calling for a peaceful protest following the verdict
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Chicago Pastor Leon Finney joins other ministers in the courthouse to decry the outcome. “It’s a travesty,” he said.
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Laquan McDonald’s great Uncle is calling on people to come down to the courthouse tomorrow for Van Dyke’s sentencing. “The world will know what happens here.”
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“This is not justice,” Laquan McDonald’s great-Uncle Marvin Hunter said. “This judge had made up in her mind...to make sure these officers never saw the inside of a jail.”
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Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle says the ruling proved the “entire Cook County legal system (is) corrupt.”
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Defendants smiling and shaking hands
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Judge finds there was no conspiracy to protect Van Dyke from further investigation. Acquits the defendants on all counts. Not guilty across the board
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Judge says there was no intention to shield Van Dyke from further scrutiny
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The judge has repeatedly noted witness Jose Torres did not go to CPD with his concerns. He went to IPRA *and* spoke with the FBI.
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Judge Stephenson hasn’t given her finding yet, but there’s no doubt where this is going.
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Judge says that eyewitness Jose Torres testimony is consistent with the officers’ recall. Jose Torres would disagree with that.
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