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False Confession

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.


Scales Of Justice

80-Year-Old Pardoned Convict Settles With City Over Torture Claim

An 80-year-old man pardoned for a rape he says he didn’t commit finally feels vindicated after settling his lawsuit against the city.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Eric Caine

Alleged Police Torture Victim Sues Burge, City

A Chicago man freed from prison last March after 25 years has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the man he says tortured him into a false confession: former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

Authorities In Botched Child-Killing Case Mum On Hobbs Lawsuit

Wrongly jailed murder defendant Jerry Hobbs said investigators coerced him to confess to the 2005 murders of his young daughter Laura and her friend Krystal Tobias.