Judge who shoved deputy found not guilty by reason of insanity

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Judge Cynthia Brim, center, on trial for assaulting a deputy, passes through the Daley Center lobby today. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune)

A Cook County judge accused of shoving a sheriff’s deputy was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Cynthia Brim was charged wiTh battery for a march 2012 incident where she threw a set of keys at one deputy and shoved another at the daley center.

During opening statements Monday morning, Brim’s attorney said she was legally insane at the time and had been treated for mental disorders going back to 1994. Brim’s attorney said she was off of her medication at the time of the incident.

A Will County judge brought in to hear the case made the not guilty ruling Monday afternoon.

Brim was retained by voters last November and has been suspended from the bench since March yet continued to draw her $180,000 a year paycheck.