Witness In Ex-Cop's Trial: Torture Chamber 'Would Make Stalin Proud'The construction and planning of a torture chamber at his Northwest Side office took center stage in federal court on Wednesday, the second day of what’s expected to be Mandell’s two-week trial for a pair of separate murder plots.
Feds: Ex-Cop Planned Murder With Meat Cleaver, Ambien, Torture ChamberFormer Chicago cop Steve Mandell and alleged accomplice Gary Engel aimed to pose as cops to abduct Riverside businessman Steve Campbell, tie him to a wheelchair, blindfold him, mutilate his genitals, then drug him with Ambien sleep pills and kill him, federal prosecutors said.
Trial Begins For Ex-Cop In Twisted Torture-Murder PlotFormer Chicago cop Steve Mandell and the key government witness who helped set him up are due to face each other across a packed courtroom Tuesday on the first day of what’s likely to be one of the wildest federal court cases Chicago has seen in years
Elgin Police Official To Become Top Cop Where Trayvon Martin Was KilledSome would say Cecil Smith is jumping into the fire with his next professional move. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.