Steven Block, the head of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Special Prosecution Division, is leaving to join a private firm.
“We view this as the equivalent of a ‘blue on blue,’ friendly fire incident,” Midlothian police said of the shooting by one of its officers.
The board of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 has voted to no longer refer cases to Daniel Herbert, a former CPD officer and prosecutor.
In a motion filed Monday, defense attorney Daniel Herbert requested the extra month to review transcripts from the trial.
Former Det. David March, Jason Van Dyke’s partner, Officer Joseph Walsh, and Officer Thomas Gaffney are expected to stand trial on Nov. 26.
The hearings come just weeks after the judge was barraged with complaints and concerns about the proposed consent decree over the CPD.
The seven exonerations come a little more than a month after Foxx’s office moved to vacate convictions entered against 18 men arrested by Watts’ crew.
Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan said he wants all motions filed by Dec. 6. He set a hearing on the motions for Dec. 14.
Defense attorneys for CPD Officer Thomas Gaffney, former Officer Joseph Walsh and ex-Detective David March called the indictment a “sham.”
It was not clear from Judge Domenica Stephenson’s ruling whether every witness will have to appear on camera.
“She really does have a celebrity life. I don’t think anyone in the office even realizes it,” co-worker Irma Lopez says.
Despite video allegedly showing Judge Claps dropping a gun while walking into the courthouse, another judge said deputies never seized the weapon.
Eric Sussman has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the “Global Regulatory Enforcement Practice.”
McGrath fired “after she was grabbed by the hair and was body-slammed…,” the judge said. “At that point self-defense comes into play…”