G. Flint Taylor

Jon Burge

Aldermen Want To Set Up $20M Fund For Police Torture Victims

The city has paid out more than $83 million in settlements to suspects who have claimed they were tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced Cmdr. Jon Burge, but some aldermen are pushing for an ordinance that would provide even more financial aid and other assistance to police torture victims.

10/16/2013

Anthony Abbate

Law Professors Ask Judge Not To Toss Jury’s ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

Two law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to set aside a jury’s judgment that a “code of silence” exists in the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Michael Saunders (left) and Harold Richardson were released from behind bars in November 2011, after serving 17 years for a rape and murder they did not commit. Two other men who were also cleared in the so-called "Englewood Four" case had already completed their sentences when DNA evidence tied another man to the crime. (Credit: CBS)

‘Englewood Four’ Sue Over Wrongful Conviction For 1994 Rape, Murder

Four men who were cleared last year of the 1994 rape and murder of a woman in the Englewood neighborhood have filed a lawsuit claiming they were framed by police.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Attorneys Demand Deposition From Daley In Burge Torture Case

Attorneys for a man who claims he was a victim of torture at the hands of police Cmdr. Jon Burge are not giving up the fight to question retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011