August 24, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County, Illinois.
) No. 90 CR 11985
TONY ANDERSON, ) Honorable
) James B. Linn,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE JOSEPH GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Tony Anderson, appeals from the summary dismissal of his petition for relief
under the Post-Conviction Hearing Act (Act) (725 ILCS 5/122-1 et seq. (West 2002)). He
contends that the circuit court erred in summarily dismissing his petition where he set forth the
gist of meritorious claims of (1) ineffective assistance of counsel based upon counsel’s failure to
investigate defendant’s claims of “corruption and coercion” in the conducting of defendant’s
lineups at Area 2 and (2) that the State violated his right to due process by failing to disclose the
existence of voluminous claims of Area 2 police torture pursuant to Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S.
83, 10 L. Ed. 2d 215, 83 S. Ct. 1194 (1963).
Defendant was indicted on over 100 charges in thirteen different cases in Cook County,