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Judge who shoved deputy found not guilty by reason of insanity

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Judge Cynthia Brim, center, on trial for assaulting a deputy, passes through the Daley Center lobby today. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune)

A Cook County judge accused of shoving a sheriff’s deputy was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Cynthia Brim was charged wiTh battery for a march 2012 incident where she threw a set of keys at one deputy and shoved another at the daley center.

During opening statements Monday morning, Brim’s attorney said she was legally insane at the time and had been treated for mental disorders going back to 1994. Brim’s attorney said she was off of her medication at the time of the incident.

A Will County judge brought in to hear the case made the not guilty ruling Monday afternoon.

Brim was retained by voters last November and has been suspended from the bench since March yet continued to draw her $180,000 a year paycheck.

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12 Comments to “Judge who shoved deputy found not guilty by reason of insanity”

    Todd Pardee said:
    February 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    So if you have mental issues and are legally insane…. You can still be a judge in cook county?

      KAY said:
      February 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      SO MUCH 4 THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM!!!! SMDH

    No Mercy said:
    February 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Voter fraud

    Jan said:
    February 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Whitewash! Corrupt! Dumb Will County judge. If the Cuckoo County judge has been mentally ill since 1994, all her previous verdict in that time span can now become questionable. Lawsuits piling and taxpayers footing the bill again. Hang her!

      sharong4 said:
      February 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      I most definitely agree. Someone should have known about her illness, especially since 1994. What type of verdicts did she hand down? Were they legal? I don't think so.

    Bdt said:
    February 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    How come none of the news outlets are reporting the interesting tidbit that this judge is Jesse Jackson's niece?

      John said:
      February 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      So that's why she's a whack….

    Agua said:
    February 5, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    Wow! Great excuse, worked real good.!

    Nick said:
    February 5, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    As John Kass of the Chicago Tribune would say, Here is another fine example of the "Chicago Way" which lives on and on despite the numerous political corruption convictions in this town!

    Ed brown said:
    February 5, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    I would think all her cases are subject to appeal now.

    sharong4 said:
    February 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I wouldn't care whose niece she is. If she is a whack job, then she is a whack job.

    Debra said:
    February 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    She was kind to me.

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