A Cook County judge found not guilty by reason of insanity for allegedly shoving a sheriff’s deputy must continue to take medication for mental health issues and will have to submit to random drug testing to make sure she stays on her medication, a judge ruled Friday.
But Judge Liam Brennan ruled Judge Cynthia Brim was neither a physical danger to herself nor others — and so she doesn’t require in-patient treatment, the Sun-Times is reporting.
“When Ms. Brim is properly medicated, things work, but from time to time, [when she isn’t medicated] things aren’t so good,” Brennan said.
Brennan essentially agreed with the findings of an Illinois Department of Human Services’ evaluation of Brim.
Last month, Brennan, brought in from DuPage County to hear the case, decided Brim — because of her mental illness — didn’t know she was committing a criminal act when she allegedly shoved a deputy at the Daley Center in March 2012.
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