Rahm ordered to make sworn deposition about controversial police shooting

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO)  Mayor Emanuel has been ordered by a Cook County judge to sit down for a sworn deposition. it concerns the police oversight finding that police officer Robert Rialmo was unjustified in the fatal shootings of baseball-bat wielding Quintonio LeGrier and innocent bystander Bette Jones in 2015.

Lawyers for the victims’ families want to question the mayor under oath on issues like police use of force and the code of silence.

Shortly before the killing of LeGrier and Jones, the mayor caused headaches for city lawyers by telling the city council there is a code of silence in the Chicago PD, “It is the tendency to ignore, it is the tendency to deny, it is the tendency in some cases to cover-up the bad actions of a colleague or colleagues. Permitting and protecting even the smallest acts of abuse by a tiny fraction of our officers leads to a culture where extreme acts of abuse are more likely, just like what happened to Laquan McDonald.”

City Hall may appeal the judge’s ruling.

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