- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Chicago have told a federal judge they’re prepared to admit to a jury that a code of silence exists within the police department in an attempt to keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel off the witness stand.

But U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman said he would still ask Emanuel to testify in the case of two whistleblower police officers suing the city, explaining that his testimony could offer “much more texture” on the issue.

Legal experts said it was likely the city would settle rather than allowing Emanuel to take the stand. The case is set to go to trial May 31.

Emanuel acknowledged a code of silence existed in a speech in December.

Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins says the mayor can’t “offer anything further of substance.”

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