Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For EmbezzlementJames S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.
Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge Reports To PrisonFormer police Cmdr. Jon Burge reports to prison today, after being convicted of lying about torturing suspects during the 1970s and ‘80s.
Burge To Report To Same Prison As MadoffFormer Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison later this week, and he could meet a jailhouse celebrity.
Victim Wants Prison Time For BurgeA man who claims to have been a torture victim of police Cmdr. Jon Burge wants to see him go away for a long time.
Defense Attorneys: Go Easy On BurgeFormer Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge, who is now facing sentencing next week for lying about the torture of suspects, says he deserves less prison time because of his military service.