City lawyers: Daley to give deposition on torture case
Lawyers for the former Chicago Mayor say Richard M. Daley will testify under oath about what he knew regarding a Chicago Police torture scandal.
Daley was Cook County state's attorney in the 1980s before he became mayor, and Tillman's lawyers say they want to find out what he knew about the Burge torture scandal. But they say Daley and his attorneys had not been cooperating prior to Tuesday's announcement. They filed a motion last month to force Daley to answer questions under oath.
A lawyer for the city of Chicago said in court last month that the motion was "disingenuous" and said it seemed like an attempt to use Daley's name to generate publicity.
Burge is now in prison for lying about the torture.