A judge Tuesday acquitted a CTA bus driver of lying when he claimed he was beaten by an off-duty Chicago police officer after a traffic dispute two years ago.
But Criminal Court Judge James Linn had stern words for both sides, calling it a case of “flaring egos” and blasting the bus driver, Ricardo Mendoza, for being “selfish and greedy” in filing a federal lawsuit alleging the officer violated his civil rights.
“I think this is outrageous for even being in court,” Linn said before acquitting Mendoza of charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. “This case is over” . . .