As reported in the Austin American Stateman, Federal Court Judge Sam Sparks issued a harshly worded statement against the City of Austin for its handling of a high profile police shooting case. In the article the Judge is quoted as stating that because he 'cannot rely on the City of Austin to support the recommendation of its lawyers' he won't accept settlement announcements involving the city 25 days before a scheduled trial.
Judge Sparks went on to note that 'the Court accepted the (City of Austin's) lawyers at their word and removed the case from the July 1, 2010, a mistake (I) will not make again.'
The article can be read in its entirely on the Austin American Stateman's Austin Legal blog.
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