G. Flint Taylor
The city has paid out more than $83 million in settlements to suspects who have claimed they were tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced Cmdr. Jon Burge, but some aldermen are pushing for an ordinance that would provide even more financial aid and other assistance to police torture victims.
Two law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to set aside a jury’s judgment that a “code of silence” exists in the Chicago Police Department.
Four men who were cleared last year of the 1994 rape and murder of a woman in the Englewood neighborhood have filed a lawsuit claiming they were framed by police.
Attorneys for a man who claims he was a victim of torture at the hands of police Cmdr. Jon Burge are not giving up the fight to question retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.