CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has acquitted a Porter man accused of throwing empty
bottles at Chicago police while demonstrating during last yearís NATO
Cook County Circuit Judge Kevin Sheehan on Tuesday acquitted Alex Cerajewski,
21, of mob action. Cerajewski smiled and thanked the judge after the ruling.
Sheehan pointed out before his ruling the prosecutionís lone witness, a
police sergeant, testified he saw Cerajewski hurl the bottles outside the
Art Institute, where first lady Michelle Obama was dining on May 20, 2012.
However, the sergeant said the man who threw the bottle was wearing a head
garb that left only his eyes exposed.
According to testimony, the bottles werenít recovered.
Defense attorney Robert Strunck noted police reports indicated Cerajewski
threw glass bottles. Police claimed they were Gatorade bottles, which are