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Burge Police Torture

Daley To Answer Questions During Police Torture Trial

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to answer questions under oath about allegations that he was part of a conspiracy to cover...

Another Tortured Confession? Court To Hear Inmate's Case

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Supreme Court justices challenged prosecutors Thursday about the strength of their evidence in the rape conviction ...

Burge Heads To Jail This Week

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison this week and when he does, he'll be serving his time at a prison complex that h...

Ex-Cop Could Get 30 Years For Lying About Torture

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man imprisoned for decades after being tortured into giving a false confession told a judge on Thursday he still has nightmares abou...

Federal Judge Denies Conflict Of Interest, Won't Step Down From Burge Case

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge said Wednesday that she won't step aside before sentencing a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about...

John Burge Sentencing Postponed, Ex-Cop Convicted Of Lying About Police Torture

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The sentencing of a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects has been postponed. Jon Burge w...

Primary Witness Heard In Jon Burge Police Torture Trial, Defense Makes Its Case Today

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The government put on its last witnesses yesterday, and today we hear the defense case. The primary witness today was Shadeed Mu'min, whose treatment ...

Cop Denies Seeing Burge Put A Gun To Suspect's Head, Despite Previous Testimony

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He was uncomfortable and made it clear he didn't want to be there. But then Michael McDermott backpedaled on whether he told a federal grand jury h...

Lawyer: Burge Said 'Black Box' Shock Device Left 'No Marks'

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Attorney Casandra Watson, who represented Burge victim Melvin Jones after his 1982 arrest by Area 2 detectives, testified this morning to a sort of jo...

Jon Burge Takes The Stand, Denies Torturing Suspects

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former police lieutenant whose name has become synonymous with police brutality in Chicago ended years of silence about allegations ...

Crime, Suspicion Remain Where Jon Burge Once Held Sway

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For Diane Latiker, a middle-aged mother of eight who works with troubled youth in the tough Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, the mention o...

Former Gang Member Says Jon Burge Crew Beat, Suffocated Him

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former gang member testified Thursday at a former Chicago police official's perjury trial that he will never forget the detective wh...