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Chicago cop jailed in Dubuque fight to be Released

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Chicago police officer could be released within days after the Iowa attorney general's office decided not to seek a state Supreme Court review of his case.

Last week, the Iowa Court of Appeals found a district court judge had been mistaken in convicting Michael Mette. The appeals court said there wasn't enough evidence for the judge's ruling that Mette could have retreated from the altercation on Oct. 9, 2005, in Dubuque.

State prosecutors could have asked the Iowa Supreme Court to review the appeals court ruling to acquit Mette of assault causing serious injury.

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the attorney general's office said it disagreed with the appeals court analysis, but accepts the outcome of the case.

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