Dennis Porter – 2001 in Review – judge declares hung jury in police murder case

Dennis Porter – 2001 in Review – judge declares hung jury in police murder case – Brief Article

Kimiyo Naka

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter declares a hung jury in the first-degree murder trial of Jonathan Tolliver, an African American 19-year-old and alleged gang member charged with murdering Chicago Police Officer Michael Ceriale in 1998. Sam Shipp, the only black man on the jury of six men and six women, was the lone juror refusing to convict Tolliver. Shipp later tells the Reporter, “If I had seen evidence that [Tolliver] had done the shooting, I would have voted him guilty. I would not hesitate.”

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