Police torture victims who are still serving time behind bars now have some renewed hope thanks to a $160,000 federal grant that will reopen the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. That commission was established to systematically go through the cases of men in Illinois prisons who say they confessed to crimes only after they were tortured by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his men.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to be questioned under oath by lawyers suing the city of Chicago over allegations of police torture.
- Daley agrees to be questioned under oath about Burge [Sun-Times]
- Daley will answer questions in police torture case [Chicago Tribune]
- City lawyers: Daley to give deposition on torture case [WBEZ]
A federal judge has set a trial date in the case of a Burge torture victim who is suing former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, among others. The trial date is an indication that settlement negotiations during the last month have broken down between lawyers for the city of Chicago and attorneys for Michael Tillman.
The city of Chicago may be settling two lawsuits stemming from the Burge police torture scandal, and that may be good news for former Mayor Richard Daley.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is one step closer to being deposed in connection with alleged torture by Chicago police. On Wednesday a federal judge ruled for the second time that Daley can be sued over alleged police torture.
- Judge: Daley Can Be Sued over Torture [Fox Chicago]
- Federal Judge Won’t Drop Daley From Torture Lawsuit [CBS Chicago]
- Ex-Mayor Richard Daley can be sued in Burge case, judge reaffirms in ruling [Chicago Tribune]