Bring it on!
That's what police Supt. Jody Weis is telling lawyers who sue his officers.
Weis has asked the city to become more aggressive in fighting lawsuits he views as "meritless" by going to trial instead of settling them.
Last month, Weis notified Chief U.S. District Judge James F. Holderman of the change in strategy.
If the cases were heard by competent judges, which automatically discounts anyone not on the Federal bench, we might actually have a fair shake at dismissing most of the nonsense suits. Eliminate anyone residing in Cook County as a federal juror and we're well on our way to putting some trial lawyers out of business.
Question - and forgive us our cynicism - is this a ploy by J-Fed to drum up support from the rank and file (doubtful) or is this another jab by Shortshanks who controls J-Fed's every sphincter spasm, to see a few cops lose big punitively and drive yet another stake into a once great Department (more likely than not).
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