Brian Dorian walked out of a Will County courthouse Wednesday with a new lease on life.
The 37-year-old Lynwood police officer had been charged with killing one man and shooting at three others in a bi-state crime spree that left residents on both sides of the Indiana-Illinois border frightened and feeling vulnerable.Dorian, however, had a solid alibi during the time those killings took place.
"What was done here was outrageous," Dorian's lawyer Bob Odekirk said after a hearing to dismiss the charges. "This was a rush to judgment."
At the time of the murder and subsequent shootings, Dorian was either shopping at local businesses -- he had time stamped receipts from his trip -- or using a computer, which investigators were able to verify.
"The computer was the last straw," Dorian's lawyer Bob Odekirk said after the hearing Wednesday morning.
State's attorney James Glasgow admitted as much.