Craig resigned after being brought up on departmental charges, and sued the city in 2004 without legal representation. Three years later, Judge Brian Cogan got so fed up with the city's failure to explain why they couldn't just let Craig use her old, non-Satanic card, that he ruled in her favor without even sending the case to a jury. All that remained was for another judge to decide how much taxpayer money Craig would receive. That process was supposed to begin yesterday, but then it all fell apart.
Craig stunned the courtroom yesterday by suddenly dropping her suit, because she realized she could not proceed without an attorney, and her last lawyer quit the case because she was so difficult to work with, surprise surprise. Judge Roslynn Mauskopf refused to grant Craig a delay to seek counsel, so instead of the millions she sought, Craig was awarded just $1. As City Room puts it,