Jon Burge

The city of Chicago has begun a $5.5 million payout of reparations to nearly 60 individuals who were tortured by the police in the 1970s and 1980s.

In an effort to address the pain of dozens of torture victims who experienced brutal treatment at the hands of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” of rogue detectives, city leaders have proposed a $5.5 million sweeping reparations package, reports the Chicago Tribune. The proposal, expected to be passed by the […]

CHICAGO — Fifteen incarcerated men who claim they were sent to prison by confessions that were beaten, burned and tortured out of them by convicted Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge and his officers are getting some high-profile help – including from a former Illinois governor. In a friend-of-the-court brief to be filed Wednesday with the […]