Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan isn't commenting on the alleged conflict of interest.
But a lawyer for the woman injured by fired Officer Jonathan Josey at a Puerto Rican Day parade says it "looks really, really bad" that Dugan never mentioned his wife's job.
And a city councilwoman says the community is outraged by Tuesday's verdict.
The video shows Josey taking a swing at 40-year-old Aida Guzman, knocking her down and leaving her with a split lip.
A defense lawyer says Josey was trying to knock a beer out of her hands after Guzman refused orders to drop it.
Josey plans to petition to get his job back.