Judge who ruled the police officers not guilty of cover-up in Laquan’s case is close friends with one of the police officers attorney

Judge who ruled the police officers not guilty of cover-up in Laquan’s case is close friends with one of the police officers attorney

Domenica Stephenson (rear, second from left) helped prosecute three men in Arnold Mireles’ death. She is pictured here with her trial team and Mireles’ family in 2000. Standing next to her is James McKay, who now represents a former Chicago police detective on trial before her. (Photo provided by Mireles family to the Chicago Tribune)

Yesterday, the Chicago media widely reported that Judge Domenica Stephenson ruled that three Chicago Police Officers were not guilty of trying to cover-up Laquan McDonald’s murder despite making false police reports. So the known police friendly Judge Stephenson ruled not guilty for  these obviously guilty officers. My question is: Are we surprised at her ruling since her friend and former colleague James McKay represented one of the police officers as reported by the Chicago Tribune?

The case against these police officers was a joke from the beginning. The State of Illinois must create a law to stop judges from ruling on cases involving their friends, colleague and family members. The McDonald family deserved a fair trial with a judge who would rule on the facts and not on friendship.

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