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Sitting Judge Found Not Guilty of Assault Due to Temporary Insanity

Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim, on trial for shoving a sheriff's deputy at the Daley Center last year, has been found not guilty of battery by reason of insanity.

The verdict was handed down this afternoon by Will County Judge Liam Brennan.

Brim had approached deputies in the Daley Center last March and, without identifying herself, asked if they had found any keys, authorities have said previously. Deputies showed her three sets of keys and Brim claimed a set and walked away.

About 10 minutes later, the judge returned and, without explanation, tossed the keys toward one deputy and shoved another in the chest with both hands, according to authorities. She was then handcuffed and arrested.

(Hat tip to Ryan Compaan)

Source: Chicago Tribune. Read full article. (link)

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  • ||

    The verdict was handed down this afternoon by DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan.

    I assume then that she waived her right to a jury, opting instead for a little professional courtesy from a colleague.

  • Shmurphy||

    Oh those silly Chicago politics.