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Jon Burge Torture

Police Brutality Cases Have Cost Chicago $20 Million

Windy Citizen | Len Kody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was in the news again, narrowly avoiding testifying in the case of a convicted murderer who says B...

Cortez Brown: I Confessed To Murder To End Torture By Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An inmate seeking a new murder trial claims he was tortured so badly by Chicago police officers in the 1990s that he would have signed...

Judge: Alleged Torture Cop Burge Can Be Subpoenaed To Testify

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 1:40 P.M. A judge granted permission, without any objection from prosecutors, to Cortez's lawyers to subpoena Jon Burge to testify in court, t...

Court Asked To Force Jon Burge To Testify

Chicago Sun-Times | RUMMANA HUSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lawyers for a man who claims he was tortured and forced to confess to murder during Jon Burge's reign asked a Cook County judge today to subpoena and ...

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...

Special Prosecutor Named For Burge Police Torture Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- One public defender says he was surprised that a Cook County judge today ordered a special state's attorney to prosecute a batch of po...

Alderman Urges Madigan To Prosecute Burge Torture Cases, Warns Of Political Retribution

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is being threatened with political retribution if she insists on washing her hands of torture c...

Alleged Burge Torture Victims Seek Blagojevich Pardons

Chicago Defender | Kathy Chaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Afraid their appeals will fall on deaf ears if Gov. Rod Blagojevich is ousted, several relatives of victims tortured by former Chicago police Commande...

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...

Man Who Alleges Burge Torture Appeals Murder Convictions

Associated Press | Don Babwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man whose death sentence was commuted to life in prison by former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has filed a petition to get his murder conviction overt...

Attorney General Pressured To Examine Cases Of Alleged Torture Victims

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is again facing renewed pressure to examine the cases of some alleged victims of police torture. This comes aft...

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.

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.

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...

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...