Police say they didn’t pursue charges because punch was thrown in self-defense.
Asserts that criminal charges would have been filed long ago if not for the Daley connection.
Judge says “the system has failed,” and agrees to appoint special prosecutor.
Former U.S. Attorney won the convictions of corrupt Cook County judges.
Indictment is stunning swing in case that police, prosecutors said didn’t merit charges.
Illinois Supreme Court asked to assign a judge from outside Cook County to preside over case.