Attorney General Madigan Moving Burge Police Torture Cases To Cook County State's Attorney

01/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After five years of fighting to keep Chicago Police torture cases from being reopened, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to shift responsibility for a handful of the remaining cases to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

In a court motion filed earlier this month, Madigan's chief deputy, Alan Rosen, said the office was willing to continue on eight cases on which it had already invested considerable effort but asked that responsibility for five other cases be returned to State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.

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