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Burge Trial

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 ...

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...

WATCH: Burge Torture Victim's Emotional Reaction To Guilty Verdict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Clements was 16-years-old when he was tortured into confessing to crimes he did not commit by police officers under the command of Jon Burge. He ...

Jon Burge Trial: Defense Rests

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge's lawyers have closed their case with testimony from a former court reporter and a one-time prosecutor, who both s...

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...

Jon Burge Police Torture Trial Continues, Out Of The Spotlight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the much higher-profile corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich grabbed headlines, the perjury case against former Chicago police commander Jon Burg...

Burge Police Torture Case: Suit Claims State's Attorney Also Beat Suspects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty one years ago, Marvin Reeves was arrested for the murders of two women and three children. His conviction was based on the testimony of a felon...

Burge Trial Pushed Back 18 Days As Prosecutors Consider New Torture Cases

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal judge today delayed the trial of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge by more than two weeks after prosecutors disclosed they want the ...

John Burge Trial: 13 Prospective Jurors Dismissed

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thirteen prospective jurors have been dismissed in the trial of former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge, who is accused of lying about the decades-old tor...

Burge Trial: Andrew Wilson, Tortured Suspect Who Died In Prison, Will Still Be Heard

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Valentine's Day, 1982, Andrew Wilson was arrested in a west side apartment by Area 2 Violent Crimes Commander Jon Burge and a team of other officer...

Police Union To Pay For Jon Burge's Federal Defense

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann and Steve Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The union representing Chicago's police officers has decided to pay for the criminal defense of indicted former detective Cmdr. Jon Burge, who is faci...

Burge Pleads Not Guilty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Carol Marin reports that the Fraternal Order of Police is rumored to be paying for Burge's criminal defense. Burge lawyer Bill Gamboney said o...