Editorial: Chicago officer's sentence is hogwash


The following is an editorial that appeared in the Chicago Tribune July 15, 2007

By John Kass
The Chicago Tribune
Chicago officer sentence to 5 years for off-duty fight

In an Iowa criminal case that smells of a thousand hogs, a young Chicago police officer was sentenced last week to 5 years in prison for defending himself against an attack by two large, drunken men, even though he testified that he repeatedly tried avoiding a fight.

There is a U.S. Department of Justice office in Iowa. What is happening to Chicago police officer Michael Mette bears some serious federal inquiry.

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