Landmark Torture Reparations Agreement Announced at Historic City Council Hearing

People’s Law Office partners Joey Mogul and Flint Taylor, who are also members of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, and have represented many Chicago police torture survivors over the decades, were involved with CTJM and Amnesty International in the lengthy negotiations that brought the historic torture Reparations agreement with the City to fruition. Mogul and Taylor, who, together with torture survivors Darrell Cannon and Anthony Holmes, and several CTJM members testified at the April 14th hearing before the Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee, released the following joint statement:

We are gratified, that after so many years of denial and cover-up by the Daley administration, Mayor Emanuel and his Corporation Counsel have recognized the needs of the torture survivors and their families and negotiated this historic reparations agreement with the survivors’ representatives. It is the first of its kind in this country, and its passage and implementation will go a long way to remove the longstanding stain of police torture from the conscience of the city.

For further information, see: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, CTJM Statement.