Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
Barry Miller’s selection as executive director of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission comes three months after the previous director resigned amid criticism that the panel wasn’t properly reporting cases.
The Commission that is charged with investigating accusations of torture involving Chicago Police Officers has decided it needs additional information before deciding what to do about three of the cases before it, WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has written a scathing letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the state board that looks into police torture allegations has acted illegally.
The commission had found evidence that the convicted killer was tortured, but the commission admitted it failed to show due diligence, required under law, to try to notify the family of the victims.
A state commission set up to right the wrongs of police torture has now withdrawn a decision in a high profile case – because the commission left the victims’ family out of the process.