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Jose Horta (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Gets 59 Years For Role In Blowtorch Murder

The man accused of holding a gun on 27-year-old David Campbell as he was tortured and killed in a north suburban Waukegan body shop in July 2011 was sentenced Thursday to 59 years in prison.

04/04/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Federal Jury Convicts Ex-Cop In Torture, Murder Plot

Steven Mandell was accused of plotting to kidnap, torture, extort money, and then kill and dismember Riverside businessman Steve Campbell in an office he and an accomplice had equipped with saws and a sink in which to drain the victim’s blood.

02/21/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors See Video Of Ex-Cop Discussing Gruesome Torture-Murder Plot

Jurors watched videotape footage of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell laughing as he discussed mutilating the genitals of a businessman as part of a macabre alleged double murder plot Friday morning.

02/14/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

VIDEO: Would-Be Kidnappers Tour Torture Chamber

Federal prosecutors unveiled chilling video in the trial of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

02/13/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Witness In Ex-Cop’s Trial: Torture Chamber ‘Would Make Stalin Proud’

The construction and planning of a torture chamber at his Northwest Side office took center stage in federal court on Wednesday, the second day of what’s expected to be Mandell’s two-week trial for a pair of separate murder plots.

02/13/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Feds: Ex-Cop Planned Murder With Meat Cleaver, Ambien, Torture Chamber

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and alleged accomplice Gary Engel aimed to pose as cops to abduct Riverside businessman Steve Campbell, tie him to a wheelchair, blindfold him, mutilate his genitals, then drug him with Ambien sleep pills and kill him, federal prosecutors said.

02/12/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Trial Begins For Ex-Cop In Twisted Torture-Murder Plot

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and the key government witness who helped set him up are due to face each other across a packed courtroom Tuesday on the first day of what’s likely to be one of the wildest federal court cases Chicago has seen in years

02/11/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop Says Recorded Conversation About Torture-Murder Was All Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. But it was all talk, he told jurors.

01/09/2014

Head Of Commission Investigating Police Torture Accusations Resigns

The Commission that is charged with investigating accusations of torture involving Chicago Police Officers has decided it needs additional information before deciding what to do about three of the cases before it, WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

09/26/2013

Andre Ford and his mother, Helen Ford, are charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old daughter, Gizzell Ford, who was beaten, tortured, and strangled. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who Died

When a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.

09/23/2013

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

Jon Burge

Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About Torture

A federal appellate court has upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander for lying about the torture of suspects.

04/01/2013

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

Rebecca Mercado

Quinn Signs ‘Rebecca’s Law’ Stiffening Penalties For Torturers

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will toughen the penalties for abusers who torture their victims, after a man who brutally tortured his wife ended up being sentenced to just 4 1/2 years in prison.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Jon Burge

Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge Reports To Prison

Former police Cmdr. Jon Burge reports to prison today, after being convicted of lying about torturing suspects during the 1970s and ‘80s.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Jon Burge

Burge To Report To Same Prison As Madoff

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison later this week, and he could meet a jailhouse celebrity.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2011

Jon Burge

Former Chicago Cop Jon Burge To Keep Pension

Disgraced former Police Lt. Jon Burge will get to keep is nearly $3,100 a month pension, a sharply divided panel decided on Thursday.

01/27/2011

Jon Burge

When Cops Go To Jail

When former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge reports to prison to serve his 54-month sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice, he may want toconsider the experiences of one of his former homicide detectives.

01/23/2011

Jon Burge

Burge Torture Called ‘Cancer’ That Must Be Stopped

Police torture and misconduct under the command of former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge was a “cancer” that destroyed relations with the black community, a former Chicago policeman and activist said at Burge’s sentencing hearing.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

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