Corrupt Former Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley slated to give deposition next month in Burge-related lawsuit – Watch for the I CAN’T TESTIFY with the NERVOUS SHITS tatic!
Former Mayor Richard Daley is slated to give a video-recorded deposition next month in a federal lawsuit accusing him of ignoring evidence that white Chicago police detectives working under disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured dozens of black suspects into murder confessions.
Lawyers for the People’s Law Office are scheduled to take Daley’s deposition in the case of Alonzo Smith on Jan. 17, according a notice sent last week to attorneys for the city.
If the deposition goes forward, it would mark the first time Daley has given sworn testimony as part of a Burge-related lawsuit about what he knew of the painful legacy of police torture. The issue first came to light when Daley was Cook County state’s attorney and later escalated during his more than two decades as mayor.
A city Law Department spokesman declined comment Monday on the scheduled deposition. Jacquelyn Heard, Daley’s longtime spokeswoman, could not be reached.
Daley has been ordered twice to give a deposition in other lawsuits over torture claims, but the city settled those cases before he was questioned under oath.