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WATCH: Attorneys Fight To Get Daley On The Stand In Police Torture Trial

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Although attorneys for former Mayor Richard M. Daley said he will not testify this week in a police torture trial, attorneys for the alleged victim ar...

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...

Government Widens Chicago Police Torture Probe: Report

Chicago Tribune | Steve Mills and Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal prosecutors continue to investigate decades-old allegations that Chicago police routinely tortured murder suspects, focusing on a half-dozen d...

Attorney General Madigan Moving Burge Police Torture Cases To Cook County State's Attorney

Chicago Sun-Times | John Conroy and Maurice Possley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After five years of fighting to keep Chicago Police torture cases from being reopened, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to shift resp...

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...

The City's Massive Lawsuit Payments

Chicago Reader | Mike Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In January, after years of legal and political battles, the city agreed to pay $19.8 million to settle lawsuits by four men who were tortured by polic...

Studs' Last Stand

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Studs Terkel spent his life giving voice to the concerns of the voiceless, and it's a mark of his consistency that in his final days he stood up for men who were denied fair trials decades ago.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 3: The Scary Episode

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Everything on this week's episode will freak you out: From the Jon Burge Torture Timeline, to the Jennifer Hudson saga.

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...

Chicago Police, Burge And Current Interrogation Practices

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

For all the bellowing about the fact that more should have been done twenty years ago to stop Burge, nothing is being done to stop the illegal and abusive tactics of today.

State's Attorney Candidates Clash At Debate

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

he three Cook County state's attorney hopefuls weighed in on the recent federal indictment of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge in a televised deb...

Daley Sarcastic About Burge Torture

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Thursday issued a sarcastic blanket apology for the alleged torture of suspects by former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge. "The best way ...

Police Torture and Mayor Daley

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald finally has done what Richard M. Daley should have done 26 years ago: He has indicted retired Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge for leading a band of brutal white cops who tortured hundreds of African-American suspects in criminal cases.

Jon Burge Arrested In Torture Cases

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scroll down for video of Mayor Daley's response, the alleged victims speaking out, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explaining the charges and more ba...

Jon Burge, The Olympics and Torture in Chicago

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

In a quixotic quest for justice, a civil rights group is out to expose America's third-largest city as, according to an attorney, "the torture capital of the world."