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Jon Burge Trial

Chicago Police Miss the Message about the Cost of Wrongful Convictions

Locke Bowman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

Mayor-elect Emanuel has made a point of vowing to make Chicago a cost efficient city. The role of the Chicago Police Department in wrongful convictions is costing the city tens of millions of dollars.

Now That the Residency Issue Is Done With...

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Klonsky

So far, throughout the campaign, neither Chico nor Rahm has barely uttered Daley's name, and and reporters have allowed them to dance around any direct criticism of city hall corruption.

Who Polices The Police? John Conroy Reflects On The Jon Burge Trial

Better Government Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow began her sentencing of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge last Friday by asking the commander to stand d...

Jon Burge Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years In Prison: Convicted Of Lying About Police Torture

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Decades after young black men in Chicago first began claiming that a white policeman shocked, burned and suffocated them to get confes...

Jon Burge Trial: Jury Begins Deliberations

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge was cast as both a calculating torturer who took the law into his own hands and an honorable inves...

Jon Burge Tells Judge He Will Testify In His Own Defense

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge told U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow on Wednesday that he intends to take the stand at his perjury and obstructi...

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...

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...

Gaps In Watchdog Journalism Reflected In News From Burge Trial

New York Times | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Readers who came across a public radio blog documenting the five-week trial of a former Chicago police commander on charges of perjury and obstruction...

Burge Verdict Won't Bring Change, Say South Siders

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says yesterday's conviction of Jon Burge sends a message that the former Chicago police lieutenant's conduct is unacc...

Federal Prosecutors: Burge Trial Could Be The First Of Many

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — For some, the perjury conviction of a former Chicago police lieutenant accused of lying for years about the torture of suspects marks ...

Burge Trial: One Cop's Word Against Five Felons

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the end, federal jurors determining the fate of a former Chicago police officer accused of lying about the torture of suspects must...

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...

Alleged Torturer Jon Burge Says He Named His Boat 'Vigilante' At Random

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former Chicago police official charged with lying about the torture of suspects testified Monday that the fact that he named one of ...

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...

Jon Burge Trial: Witness Says Burge Laughed As He Talked About Abusing Suspects

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sister of a woman who once dated former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge testified today he laughed as he told stories years ago of how police threw...

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...

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 Trial: Fellow Cops Seeking To Plead The Fifth, Avoid Perjury Rap

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Well, there's always the Fifth Amendment, right? You take the stand, repeatedly invoke the Fifth, and you go home. You won't have helped Burge at al...

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 ...

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, ...

Jon Burge Trial: Police Torture Described By First Witness As Trial Begins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perjury trial has begun for Chicago's infamous Jon Burge, the former police commander who is believed to have tortured hundreds of suspects during...

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...