Lawsuit accuses ex-Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline of lying under oath
CHICAGO - A new lawsuit targets former Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline, accusing him of lying under oath.
A motion filed Wednesday in the case of Robert Smith accuses Cline, who was a lieutenant at the time, of lying when he said Smith confessed to him hours after the crime.
Smith is now 73-years-old. He served 33 years in prison for double murder.
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Cline told the Chicago Tribune that if Smith gets any money, it would be a gross miscarriage of justice.