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Police Torture

Man cleared of 2 homicides sues Chicago, police

CHICAGO | A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

February 03, 2014 3:54 pm
Prosecutors won't retry Illinois man in '82 rape

Prosecutors won't retry Illinois man in '82 rape

CHICAGO | Prosecutors told a judge Thursday that they won't retry an Illinois man who was set free this week after spending three decades behind bars for a rape he says he didn't commit.

December 12, 2013 7:50 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

Chicago closer to settling police suits for $32M

CHICAGO | A Chicago City Council committee preliminarily approved settlements in two police misconduct cases Tuesday that would cost the city nearly $33 million, including $22.5 million to a California woman that apparently would be the largest to a single such plaintiff in the city's history.

January 15, 2013 5:45 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
Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge departs the federal building in Chicago on May 24, 2010. On Monday, a Chicago City Council committee signed off on settlements in two lawsuits filed by men who allege they were victims of police torture during Burge's tenure as a police commander. The se…

July 23, 2012 3:51 pm
Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

Chicago to settle 2 more police torture lawsuits

CHICAGO | A Chicago City Council committee has signed off on settlements in two lawsuits filed by men who allege they were victims of police torture during the tenure of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

July 23, 2012 3:45 pm
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