“Attorneys in Burge suit demand deposition from Daley” @ Chicago Tribune

Posted on March 30, 2012

Andy Grimm — March 27, 2012: “Lawyers in a Chicago police torture case want a federal judge to force former MayorRichard M. Daleyto sit for questioning about his knowledge of suspects interrogated by detectives commanded by Jon Burge.

A motion filed Tuesday by lawyers for Michael Tillman, who has alleged that he was beaten, burned, smothered and threatened with death in 1986 by Chicago detectives working under Burge to coerce a confession to the rape and murder of a South Side woman, said city lawyers representing Daley for months have dragged their feet, ignoring requests for a videotaped deposition from the former mayor.

“We have patiently waited … for seven months for the city to produce defendant Richard Daley for his deposition testimony. So now we are taking the gloves off,” Tillman’s attorney Flint Taylor said in a statement.

“We intend to question them about what they knew about the Burge torture scandal, when they knew it and why they did not stop it,” he said…………………………”

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