Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obama's next problem: Police Torture?

From today's Sun Times,
Retired detectives named in a decades-old Chicago Police torture scandal have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury -- a clear sign a criminal investigation into former Cmdr. Jon Burge and others is ramping up, sources said today.

Five to 10 detectives received subpoenas last week to appear June 19 before the grand jury. The probe is headed by Sergio Acosta, civil rights coordinator in the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, the sources said.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office declined to comment, but pointed to a statement U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald made last September announcing his office is engaged in a criminal investigation into the matter.
The Democrats running Chicago may finally be called to account on this one.

1 comment:

Carl Davidson said...

As a sponsor of Illinois legislation requiring video taping of police interrogations and confessions, Obama can come out fairly well on this. This is Daley's cross to bear, as it should be, since he made use of the circular file on the matter during his reign as State's Attorney.