Topic: Jon Burge
Stanley Wrice says he was forced to confess to sexual assault after Chicago police allegedly beat him with a flashlight and a 20-inch piece of rubber. Many others claim similar treatment.
Chicago has already paid out about $85 million to compensate victims of police abuse, and it has set aside $27 million for 2013 alone. 'This is not who we are,' Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
Debra Milke, who spent 23 years in an Arizona prison for the murder of her young son, was out on bond Friday to await a new trial. Her case revives questions about confessions to police.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this week that Chicago will pay to defend former Mayor Richard M. Daley in lawsuits alleging police torture during his tenure. Wrong message, say critics.
08/12/2011 03:40 pm
Fired Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge said Thursday he never tortured two men who testified to being shocked and beaten by officers seeking confessions.
06/17/2010 04:55 pm