Melvin C. Woods Jr.

Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Attorneys: ‘Suicides’ At Police Station Lockup Are Suspicious

The deaths of two police detainees have been ruled suicides, but several local attorneys and activists are calling them suspicious and saying they invoke the memory of disgraced police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police: Cameras Failed In Lockup Where 2 Committed Suicide

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is acknowledging there were “issues” with the cameras inside the Calumet District police lockup on the city’s Far South Side, where two inmates hanged themselves within four days.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Officers Find Second Man In Four Days Hanged In Same Police Lockup

A 62-year-old man was found hanged with his underwear early Sunday in a Chicago Police lockup.

11/20/2011