false confessions

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Defends Police Department’s Steps To Prevent False Confessions

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Wednesday he wants to set the record straight, following a “60 Minutes” report about suspects who were pressured to confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2012

Jon Burge

Class-Action Suit Filed On Chicago Police Torture Claims

A group of attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday to demand new hearings for scores of imprisoned men who claim their confessions were extracted through torture at the hands of Chicago police officers.

10/16/2012