Thursday, September 05, 2013

Chicago Police Torture Update: $12.3 million settlement in police torture case spares Daley from testifying

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Chicago taxpayers will spend $12.3 million to compensate two more exonerated inmates who claim they were tortured into false confessions by convicted former Area 2 Cmdr. Jon Burge, keeping former Mayor Richard M. Daley off the hot seat.

The identical $6.15 million settlements will go to Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves, who spent more than two decades in prison for the 1988 murders of five they did not commit.

It marks the third time that cases settled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel have spared Daley from answering questions under oath about allegations that — as state’s attorney and as mayor — he failed to investigate police torture allegations against Burge and participated in a conspiracy to cover it up.
No word yet on whether Robert Redford will put this in his propaganda effort for Rahm Emanuel/CNN.