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Police Torture

Black Lives Matter: Darrell Cannon and His Fellow Police Torture Survivors

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
G. Flint Taylor

Cannon finally succumbed to the torture and gave a false confession that implicated him in the murder. On the sole basis of that confession, Cannon was convicted and sentenced to life.

Activists Continue Push For Reparations For Victims Of Chicago Police Torture

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.27.2014 | Crime

Almost a month after a former Chicago police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men was released from prison after serving less ...

Police Torture Victim Still Fighting For Justice -- 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices

Though over 30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured him into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, Darrell Cannon is stil...

After Three Decades Behind Bars, Police Torture Victim Wins Day in Court

David Protess | Posted 03.27.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

When the criminal justice system gets you in its grip, it does not let go easily. The screws can tighten harder for the innocent, as law enforcement loathes admitting its mistakes. Take the case of Stanley Wrice.

Chicago Settles Michael Tillman Police Torture Case

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Today, almost exactly 26 years after his arrest, the Finance Committee of the Chicago City Council approved the payment of a $5.375 million settlement to police torture victim Michael Tillman.

State's Attorney Forms New Team To Handle Wrongful Conviction Cases

Posted 02.03.2012 | Chicago

On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Stanley Wrice, an Illinois inmate who claims that officers beat him with a flashlight and rubber ho...

Hypocrisy, Vice-Presidential Style

Andrea Lyon | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

In the process of promoting his book, former Vice President Dick Cheney has said that he supports waterboarding of suspects, just as long as they are ...

Judge: Former Mayor Daley Can Be Sued As Defendant In Burge Case

Chicago Sun-Times/NBC Chicago | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

For the first time, a federal judge has ruled former Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant for his alleged role in what plaintiffs claim i...

After 28 Years In Prison, Convict Talks His Way Out Of Four Life Sentences

Chicago Reader | Tori Marlan | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

One sunny March morning, freed murder convict and tireless rabble-rouser Mark Clements was getting the kind of attention that had eluded him in the ne...

City's Head Still in the Sand on Burge Torture Scandal

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The taxpayers of Chicago shouldn't have to pay lawyers' fees so that Burge can avoid another criminal prosecution.

Madigan Wants Burge Pension Terminated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last month, Chicago's Police Pension Board voted to allow convicted police lieutenant Jon Burge to keep his $3,000-a-month pension. The news outraged ...

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...

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...

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...

John Burge Perjury Trial Begins, Prosecutors Say They Will Prove He Encouraged Torture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal perjury trial for former police commander Jon Burge, who allegedly led a crew of officers who tortured confessions out of hundreds of susp...

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 ...

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 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...

City Settles Class-Action Police Torture Lawsuit; Up To 500,000 Could Receive Payouts

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council today approved the $16.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit accusing the police department of mistreating suspects....

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...

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...