Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez abruptly drops ALL CHARGES against the following olice officers - Chicago police Sgt. James Padar and officers William Pruente and Morgan, as well as Glenview Officer James Horn but plans to re-indict The offender in this case - Joseph Sperling - was recently re-arrested for a DUI fatal accident

In a stunning development, Cook County prosecutors on Thursday abruptly dropped all charges against three police officers shortly after the start of their perjury trial when the officers' lawyers alleged they had been charged under an out-of-date law.

Prosecutors plan to re-indict the officers, but the sudden and confusing end to the trial marked another embarrassment for outgoing State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in her handling of prosecutions of Chicago police officers.

In yet another surprise, a fourth officer, Vince Morgan, quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice and was sentenced to a year of probation.

The four officers — three from Chicago and one from north suburban Glenview — had faced felony charges in a case first revealed by the Tribune in an April 2014 front-page story. Joseph Sperling, a Glenview resident whom the officers suspected of narcotics dealing, was pulled over after allegedly failing to signal.

n court, all four officers — Chicago police Sgt. James Padar and officers William Pruente and Morgan, as well as Glenview Officer James Horn — had taken the stand to defend the arrest. Pruente testified he smelled marijuana in Sperling's car, justifying his decision to order him out. Police found a backpack containing about a pound of marijuana inside.

But Sperling's lawyer, Steven Goldman, pulled a surprise, producing a video from a Glenview squad car at the scene that showed Pruente had immediately opened up the driver's door and arrested Sperling. A furious Circuit Judge Catherine Haberkorn suppressed the traffic stop and arrest.

In June 2015, Alvarez's office charged the officers with perjury, obstruction of justice and official misconduct.

As the bench trial got underway Thursday before Judge Matthew Coghlan, prosecutors said in opening remarks that the actions of the officers struck at the heart of the criminal justice system.

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17 comments:

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GOLDMAN

Anonymous said...

Great article about nothing steve schmadeke.
You mediocre hack.
Wow the Trib broke the story about a dope dealing murdering piece of shit being mistreated by police. Ooooo.

Anybody know how Tribune Media and the Chicago Tribune stock is doing?
Going to post their stock performance on this website soon.

Anonymous said...

Alvarez is incompetent and corrupt. Fuck her and her flunkies.
Here's where all her flunky investigators and attorneys chime in about how much worse Foxx is going to be.
That's true but anita Alvarez and her asslicking army should have been shown the door years ago. Screw that hag.

Anonymous said...

WHORE

Anonymous said...

Clay brains kid is up to no good!

Anonymous said...

Stupidity on both sides. SA screwed up, but why tell them? Coppers lawyers should have kept their mouths shut until the first witness was called. Then double jeopardy would have attached and they couldn't have been reindicted.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only troll on this website who thinks Anita Alvarez is kind of hot?

Anonymous said...

They will be fired

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

634am you are the only one that thinks that haggard faced troll is hot.

Anonymous said...

634am you are the only one that thinks that haggard faced troll is hot.
Only thing Anita Alvarez needs for a Halloween mask is clear plastic saran wrap .

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Mrs Goldman had any Sons that would suck cock, of course being a lawyer descended from the tribe He has to be a simpering little fagg as well as a dope smoking down low that loves schvartzer schlong.

Anonymous said...

Circuit Judge Catherine Haberkorn is fucking hot and deserves a good donkey punch.

Anonymous said...

Cat WAS hot..... now she looks like a beat up World War 2 leather jacket. Unknown to most! Years ago this judge use to take it from a scumbag black as tar bailiff. Now's she's married to a filthy rich drunk fuck. Her daughter is ten times hotter than she ever was!!

Anonymous said...

Look it up yourself fuck face. Who gives a fuck if you post it or not. Blow me.

Anonymous said...

I want to donkey punch Anita's fart box.

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