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Jon Burge GUILTY: Jury Convicts Alleged Police Torturer Of Lying Under Oath

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A decorated former Chicago police lieutenant accused of suffocating, shocking and beating confessions out of scores of suspects was co...

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...

Former Gang Member Says Jon Burge Crew Beat, Suffocated Him

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former gang member testified Thursday at a former Chicago police official's perjury trial that he will never forget the detective wh...

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 ...

SCOTUS Ruling Could Give CPD More Leeway In Their Interrogation Tactics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police force is notorious for its rough handling of suspects in interrogations. Just last month, the department settled a class-action lawsu...

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...

This Week In Pictures: Simon, Biden, Ayers, Burge And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big week of news in Chicago. Pat Quinn finally got a running mate! And it's exactly who he asked for. Also, Bill Ayers got the cold shoulder, ...

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 ...

Burge Police Torture Case: Suit Claims State's Attorney Also Beat Suspects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty one years ago, Marvin Reeves was arrested for the murders of two women and three children. His conviction was based on the testimony of a felon...

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...

Are Cook County's Interrogation Techniques Foolproof? The Reid Technique Examined

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Diana Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Following his January 14 release from prison, convicted murderer Michael Tillman became th...

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...

Jon Burge Police Torture Trial Delayed Because Of Cancer

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, has won a third delay of his trial, over a prosecutor's objections....

Burge Prosecutor Jeff Cramer Leaving U.S. Attorney's Office

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In nearly a decade with the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, he took on defendants including media baron Conrad Black and successfully prosecuted on...

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...

Alton Logan Sues City, Burge Over Wrongful Murder Conviction

Chicago Public Radio | Tony Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is now suing the city....

State Commission To Probe Burge Police Torture Cases, But No Money For Staff

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imprisoned men who say they were tortured by Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge have a new venue to air their cases. ...