Lawman on Trial Officer Ortega’s future hangs in the balance as he finds himself on trial after some trouble after a night on the town with some co-workers. The Judge and District Attorney show very little mercy for a lawman who can’t conduct himself professionally on or off duty. Freedom could mean six months suspension or even a termination, while incarceration is the gruesome alternative. More
Lawman on Trial Cook County Corrections Officer, Jose Ortega’s career and freedom are at stake in a precarious battle of legal wits. Jose finds himself at the mercy of the court after a night of bar hopping with several friends and coworkers. Jose finds it very difficult to remember what actually transpired that evening at the Katana Club, one of down town Chicago’s trendiest night clubs and even more difficult to believe the accusations brought against him. Jose’s union representative offers him little hope after Internal Affairs Investigator Madison interviews him. Jose asks for a bench trial and entrusts his defense to attorney Paul Richmond who has only recently begun his practice, but came highly recommended by his Sergeant. To Jose’s dismay he soon learns Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Dorsey and the Honorable Judge E. Lincoln Rhodes show very little tolerance for a lawman that breaks the law.
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