Dick Devine, of counsel to the firm’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice, has been quoted in a number of publications recently about the ongoing police enforcement actions in Chicago. Though the recent case involving Officer Jason Van Dyke and Laquan McDonald brings into question the police force’s trustworthiness, Dick rejects this view. “Often, when there was an issue, it’s a he-said-she-said kind of thing … My sense is that in an overwhelming majority, the police officers are the ones telling the truth,” says Dick. “Defense attorneys, public defenders, you know, they’re advocates … they’re taking an advocates’ view of this and it’s to their advantage to have police cred as a general matter questioned.”
To read the article, click here.