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  • Inmates who allege police abuse by Burge may get hearing on innocence claims

    Inmates who allege police abuse by Burge may get hearing on innocence claims
    "Girt" Burton was 21 when he alleged Chicago police detectives working under Cmdr. Jon Burge kept him in custody without charges for six days, beating him with a phone book, choking him until he passed out and torturing him until he finally confessed to a gang killing.
  • Lawyers wary of claim about Chicago police 'black site,' say abuse citywide

     Lawyers wary of claim about Chicago police 'black site,' say abuse citywide
    Allegations that the Chicago Police Department abuses the rights of people that police detain for questioning have been a central element of the notorious police misconduct issues in this city for decades. From the torture carried out by former Cmdr....

    Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement

    Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement
    Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge¬†was released Friday from home confinement, ending his 4 1/2–year prison sentence for lying under oath about the torture of criminal suspects. Burge had been finishing off his federal sentence on...

    Burge torture accusers seek reparations

    Burge torture accusers seek reparations
    Police torture accusers call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to endorse a $20 million reparations fund Supporters of a $20 million reparations fund for alleged torture victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew on Thursday called...

    Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions

    Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions
    In his final minutes in office Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions, including two commutations that will lead to freedom for convicted murderers whose appeals had been stuck in the courts in spite of mounting evidence of their innocence....