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Daley Backs Top Cop's Refusal To Release Officer Complaint List

03/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Daley today stood behind his police superintendent for refusing a judge's order to release names of officers with five or more citizen complaints filed against them since 2002.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez had demanded that Supt. Jody Weis turn over the list to attorneys suing the city over a false arrest allegation. Those attorneys now are asking the judge to issue hefty financial sanctions against the city and order Weis and Corporation Counsel Mara Georges into depositions to explain why they decided to refuse the judge's order.

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