The truth of the matter is....which you won't hear from any Chicagoland news reporter or news outlet...is that Daley fought tooth and nail not to testify and now that all his legal appeals are exhausted, he HAS TOO.... But the liberal Chicago press & media continue to kiss this asshole's ass! Daley did not AGREE! Daley is being forced to testify!
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to be questioned under oath by lawyers suing the city of Chicago over allegations of police torture.
Just when that will happen hasn’t been decided, according to G. Flint Taylor, a lawyer for those suing the city.
Taylor said after a hearing Tuesday in federal court that the city has agreed to produce the former mayor for a deposition and that city officials want to meet with the plaintiffs’ lawyers on Thursday to discuss the scope of the questioning.
This latest development in the long-running police-torture case comes in response to efforts to compel Daley to answer the lawyers’ questions in sworn, pretrial testimony — something Daley and City Hall had fought.
“We’ve been frustrated over the last seven months,” Taylor said of the city’s resistance to having Daley be deposed. “We’re troubled they want to limit the scope of the deposition. They say the devil is in the details. Certainly, we don’t believe there is any reason to limit the scope.”
Law Department spokesman Roderick Drew confirmed “Daley is making himself available for a deposition. We expected the deposition to happen in due course. There were some extenuating circumstances as to why this didn’t happen before.”
Drew said the extenuating circumstances had to do with Daley’s personal life. Daley’s wife, Maggie, died last November after a long battle with breast cancer.
Before that, the city had asked U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to reconsider her ruling that placed Daley in the conspiracy, thus making him available for deposition.
Pallmeyer ruled against that bid.
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