Fired Assistant State’s Attorney didn’t lie under oath, lawyer says

Fired Assistant State’s Attorney didn’t lie under oath, lawyer says

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A veteran Illinois prosecutor publicly fired Monday by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office didn’t lie under oath when testifying in a police-shooting case, his lawyer says.  Joseph Lattanzio, whose testimony conflicted with what was said by the mother of a man accused of shooting a Chicago police officer, simply had a memory lapse, his lawyer told the Chicago Tribune (reg. req.).  “They’re asking him his recollection of events that happened 3½ years ago,” said Lattanzio’s attorney David O’Connor.  Officer Del Pearson, who authorities say was shot in 2012, was severely injured but survived.  To read the rest of this story head to the ABA Journal.

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