Will Emanuel testify about police ‘code of silence?’
CHICAGO — Lawyers in a road-rage case want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to give sworn testimony about the so-called “code of silence” within the Chicago Police Department.
An off-duty officer was found guilty of using excessive force on a woman in 2007; she claimed police covered up the incident.
The woman was awarded $260,000 in December; but the jury also agreed, the officer acted within the scope of his employment as a policeman.
That allows separate claims to move forward, alleging the city has a “code of silence” covering up bad actions of officers.
A spokesman for the city’s law department said the city would oppose Emanuel’s deposition in the case.