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Jon Burge's 'Midnight Crew' Investigated By Federal Grand Jury

05/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A new federal grand jury has been impaneled to expand the investigation of allegations of police torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, the Chicago Sun-Times and NBC5 News have learned.

The grand jury is investigating what was commonly referred to as the "Midnight Crew," officers who worked for Burge, according to a source.

This comes as federal prosecutors ready their case against Burge. The aging detective commander is set to go on trial May 10, charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.

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