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Jon Burge

No Class-Action Suit For Alleged Burge Torture Victims

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. also said he came up with a “remedy” for the unfortunate chapter in Chicago history” by assigning David Yellen, the dean of Loyola Law School as a “special master” to identify legitimate claims of torture by incarcerated men

03/13/2014

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New Director Named To Illinois Torture Commission

Barry Miller’s selection as executive director of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission comes three months after the previous director resigned amid criticism that the panel wasn’t properly reporting cases.

12/30/2013

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind Bars

Stanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.

12/11/2013

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Daley Won’t Have To Testify In Man’s Bid To Overturn Conviction

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.

11/14/2013

Jon Burge

Emanuel Apologizes As City OKs $12 Million In Settlements For Torture Cases

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to $12 million in settlements for two men who say they were tortured into giving false confessions to several 1988 murders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2013

Jerry Mahaffey (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

State Commission Probing Police Torture Withdraws Decision In 1983 Case

A state commission set up to right the wrongs of police torture has now withdrawn a decision in a high profile case – because the commission left the victims’ family out of the process.

08/02/2013

Eric Caine

Aldermen Approve $10M Settlement For Burge Case

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay $10 million to compensate a man imprisoned 25 years for a double murder he did not commit.

07/25/2013

Eric Caine

City Council OKs $10M Settlement In Burge Case

The City Council on Wednesday agreed to shell out $10 million to compensate a man who spent 25 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit after being beaten into confessing by convicted former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his crew at Area 2.

07/24/2013

This photo of Christina Eilman shows her about nine months before she came to Chicago in 2006. (Family Photo)

Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police Lawsuits

A Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Jon Burge

City To Pay $7 Million To Burge Torture Victims; Daley Won’t Have To Testify

Chicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.

07/23/2012

Illinois State Seal

Torture Investigation Panel To Shut Down After State Eliminates Funding

A state commission set up to investigate claims of police torture is about to close up shop.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

Attorneys Push To Question Daley In Burge Torture Lawsuit

A renewed push is on to get retired Mayor Richard M. Daley to submit to a deposition about former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Back Resolution Declaring Chicago A ‘Torture-Free Zone’

A City Council committee has endorsed a resolution that would declare Chicago a “Torture-Free Zone.”

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Eric Caine, Alleged Police Torture Victim, Released From Prison

Alleged Burge Torture Victim Leaves Prison

A man who claimed he was tortured into a false confession by police detectives under Cmdr. Jon Burge has been released from prison after 25 years.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011