Cops must come to depositions unarmed, judge rules

By David Heinzmann
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — The videotaped beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer has turned into a contentious lawsuit that took a dramatic turn recently when police officers involved in the case showed up for depositions carrying guns.

When Karolina Obrycka's lawyers protested that armed officers answering their hard-nosed questions created an atmosphere of fear, the city said on-duty cops had no choice but to wear their guns.

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