Eyewitness Testimony Destroyed
- The testimony of a key witness against a police officer charged with punching a man in the face inside a West Loop bar was undercut today when security video showed the officer outside the bar when the man was struck.
But Fahey then played footage from a second camera monitoring the exterior of the building that showed Barnes on the sidewalk outside at the moment when Vanderford said she saw him throw the punch. Fahey asked if she was still certain she saw Barnes strike Gilfand.
Vanderford hesitated before answering.
"Since no one can be in two places at one time ... I would say it's possible that I'm mistaken," she said.
No comment from Leo.