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Jon Burge Police Torture

Man Freed 25 Years After Police Tortured Him Into A False Confession

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.14.2015 | Crime

CHICAGO -- More than 25 years after police tortured him into confessing to a murder he didn't commit, Shawl Whirl walked out of an Illinois prison We...

Cop Who Oversaw The Torture Of 118 Black Men Freed After Less Than 4 Years In Jail

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after servi...

Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About Torture

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

A federal appellate court unanimously ruled to uphold the 2010 perjury conviction of Jon Burge, maintaining its view that the disgraced former Chicago...

City OKs Budget-Busting $33 Million For Police Abuse Settlements

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A pair of grave errors by the Chicago Police Department cost one woman her safety and normal cognitive function, while the other cost...

The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission -- Defunded but Not Forgotten

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Early this year, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved the inclusion of $235,000 in this year's state budget for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act, but the Illinois Legislature voted instead to eliminate all of the TIRC's funding.

The Torture of Darrell Cannon: A Case That the City of Chicago Cannot Win

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

In 1983, members of Jon Burge's torture crew took murder suspect Darrell Cannon to an isolated area and tortured him. Eventually, Cannon succumbed and falsely confessed. Thus started a 29-year legal odyssey that continues to this day.

Chicago Monument Will Honor Victims Of Police Torture

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this week, the Better Government Association released a study showing that wrongful convictions in Illinois have cost taxpayers $214 million a...

John Burge Trial: Jury Selection Continues

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jury pool for the Burge trial will be winnowed on Monday. Dean Polales, who worked as an assistant US Attorney for 21 years and is now a white col...

Jon Burge Trial: Michael McDermott, Cop Who Witnessed Torture, Will Be Forced To Testify

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Chicago Police detective who allegedly witnessed former Cmdr. Jon Burge play "Russian roulette" with a suspect and put a typewriter cover ove...

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, Accused Police Torturer, Wants Case Moved Out Of Chicago

ABC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Having his case publicly compared to the government's trial against Al Capone, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is asking a federal judge to ...

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

Chicago Sun-Times/NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new federal grand jury has been impaneled to expand the investigation of allegations of police torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, ...

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...

WATCH: Tortured To Confess, Man Freed From Jail After 24 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After serving nearly 24 years in jail for the rape and murder of a mail clerk found dead in a South Side apartment, Michael Tillman was freed from pri...

Burge Police Torture Cases Ruling Soon: WBEZ

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge today is expected to make a ruling on several cases related to police torture. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the cas...

Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Police Union From Paying For Alleged Torture Cop Burge's Defense

Chicago Tribune | Carolyn Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A current and a former Chicago police officer are asking a judge to stop the Fraternal Order of Police from paying legal fees for former Cmdr. Jon Bur...

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...