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Jon Burge

New director named to Illinois torture commission

CHICAGO | A former federal prosecutor who most recently has worked as a Harvard University attorney has been picked to lead an Illinois commission investigating allegations of torture by Chicago police officers, the commission said Monday.

December 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Man alleging police torture released from prison

PONTIAC, Ill. | A man who for decades insisted that Chicago police tortured him until he confessed to a rape he did not commit, walked out of an Illinois prison on Wednesday after spending 30 years behind bars.

December 11, 2013 12:45 pm

Court upholds conviction of ex-police commander

CHICAGO | A federal appellate court on Monday upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander — whose name became synonymous in the city with out-of-control police — for lying about the torture of suspects.

April 01, 2013 3:20 pm

Class-action suit filed on Chicago torture claims

CHICAGO | A group of attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday to demand new hearings for scores of imprisoned men who claim their confessions were extracted through torture at the hands of Chicago police officers.

October 16, 2012 7:45 pm

County Board approves payment to settle Burge-related lawsuit

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Monday approved payment of $600,000 to settle a lawsuit against the county related to the conduct of officers under the command of then-Pullman Area police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

May 14, 2012 4:01 pm

Wrongful convictions cost Illinois $214 million

CHICAGO | A new investigation has found that the wrongful convictions of 85 people have cost Illinois taxpayers $214 million.

June 19, 2011 7:53 pm
Eric Caine

Eric Caine

Eric Caine, who has for years claimed he was tortured by Chicago police into confessing to a double murder, has been ordered released from prison.

March 16, 2011 7:08 pm
Jon Burge

Jon Burge

Former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge departs the federal building in Chicago during his trial where he was convicted last year. Burge reported to prison in North Carolina Wednesday to begin serving his 4 1/2 year sentence.

March 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Fired Chicago police lt. denies torturing suspects

CHICAGO | Former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge, tightlipped for years about allegations that suspects were tortured under his watch, said Thursday he never physically abused two men who testified to being shocked and beaten by officers seeking confessions.

June 17, 2010 11:09 am
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