Wednesday, August 13, 2008
WBBM 780 reports that police and prosecutors in the State of Illinois are asking Iowa Governor Chet Culver to pardon Michael Mette, a Chicago police officer who was sentenced to five years in prison after he hit an under aged drunken college student in the face. Supporters of the 31-year old Mette say the blow landed only after he had been pushed three times by the student whose BAC was three times the legal limit. A Cook County State's Attorney and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis are among those seeking the pardon. See story here and here.