Code Of Silence
Mayor Emanuel addressed the escalating number of shootings around the city and says some headway is being made in the war against crime.
Police officials are hoping to use some big names to counteract the “Don’t Snitch” mentality that protects gang members and violent criminals in some neighborhoods.
A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its “social value” despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.
A judge is delaying a ruling on whether to set aside a federal jury’s verdict that a “code of silence” protected ex-cop Anthony Abbate during an investigation into his beating of bartender Karolina Obrycka in 2007.
Two law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to set aside a jury’s judgment that a “code of silence” exists in the Chicago Police Department.
A federal jury has ruled against the city of Chicago and a former Chicago police officer, in a civil trial alleging a code of silence in the Chicago Police Department led to the brutal beating of a female bartender five years ago.
The claim that Chicago Police officers practice a code of silence to protect fellow cops is up in federal court again, this time in connection to the infamous case of former officer Anthony Abbate.