Chicago lawyers to face review after judge finds attorney concealed evidence
Federal judge singles out lawyer involved in civil trial over the killing of Darius Pinex
Emanuel's action followed Monday's resignation of city lawyer Jordan Marsh, who had been singled out by a U.S. District judge for withholding an emergency radio dispatch in a civil trial over the killing of Darius Pinex during a 2011 traffic stop.
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Judge Edmond Chang ordered a new trial, reversing a federal jury's decision in favor of Officers Raoul Mosqueda and Gildardo Sierra. It was the second time in less than two months that Emanuel's administration has faced allegations of police cover-ups in shootings.
Collins said the city's top lawyer, corporation counsel Stephen Patton, was finalizing a plan for a third-party review and new training for every lawyer in the Law Department's federal civil rights litigation division.
It was unclear who would do the review, what the parameters would be, how much it would cost and if it would limit a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department to the city's police force. Emanuel said on Tuesday he did not believe the probe should be extended to the city's law department.
In December, a judge ordered the mayor to release a police dash-cam video that had been withheld by the city during