- Attorneys for a Chicago police officer who fatally shot a man last year have withdrawn a request to have the man's mother punished for allegedly threatening harm on the officer and his teenage children earlier this month.
The motion by Officer [...] alleged Dorothy Holmes threatened him and his teenage children in comments she made at a South Side protest a day after Cook County prosecutors declined to bring murder charges in the death of Holmes' son, Ronald Johnson III.
But the city's top attorney stepped in, and the motion was abruptly withdrawn Wednesday.
And what did momma say to provoke said sanctions?
- "What goes around comes around. And he can take it how he wanna take it. If he wanna take it as a threat, it was a threat. And I ain't backing down."
Gee, pretty straightforward. But we'd be willing to be a sizable amount of money that the "city's top attorney" went into this meeting and threatened to stop the city paying for outside counsel so the officer would sign off on this motion withdrawal. We've seen that threat issued before - if full cooperation with outside counsel isn't forthcoming, on the city's terms since they're footing the bill, then you can pay for your own lawyer. This is how the city typically operates.
So let's see...
So let's see...
- copper battered by a poet - charges dismissed
- coppers screamed at thru megaphones from inches away, damaging hearing - no charges
- coppers wrist broken during melee - no arrests
- copper's family threatened - sanctions dropped
Anyone need a weatherman to see which way this wind is blowing?
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