Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Chicago Tribune reports Mayor Daley has written Iowa Chet Culver, requesting a pardon for a Chicago Police Officer serving a five-year prison sentence for assault. Daley says Michael Mette "did little or nothing to provoke" the fight that landed him where he is today and "the physical assault that he experienced was not pre-meditated, but merely a matter of self-defense." Daley also complains that Mette was "denied a chance for a parole hearing or even the opportunity to serve time on work release" and that this treatment is "harsh." See story here.