CHICAGO-Tiawanda Moore was acquitted of a felony charge for recording two police officers who were trying to get her to drop a sexual harassment claim on her Blackberry in a Chicago courtroom.
In Illinois, it is a felony to record police officers without their knowledge.
The Chicago Tribune Reports:
In the recording, which the one juror said was replayed several times in the jury room, Alejo was heard explaining to Moore that she might be wasting her time because it was basically her word against that of the patrol officer. Alejo also said they could “almost guarantee” that the officer would never bother her again if she dropped the complaint.
Moore alleged that the patrol officer who answered the domestic disturbance call at her home had fondled her and given her his personal phone number.