Tillman Spared Jail
- A trespassing charge against former Chicago alderman and civil rights activist Dorothy Tillman was dropped as part of a settlement with an Alabama hospital, her lawyer said today.
Municipal Judge Les Hayes had found the former Chicago alderman guilty last October of trespassing at the Jackson Hospital in Montgomery during a dispute over medical records. She appealed that conviction, and a jury trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court was set to begin Tuesday.
Mississippi-based attorney Dennis Sweet, who represents Tillman, said he was on the phone with the city's prosecutor and counsel for the hospital right before the trial was to begin.
Sweet said Tillman, who accused police of using excessive force, would not pursue a civil case and "everything would be taken care of" by the settlement.
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