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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

Terrill Swift speaks to CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts about his wrongful conviction for the 1994 rape and murder of a prostitute. Swift, 17 at the time he was interrogated by police, says he was coerced into confessing with a promise he'd be able to go home if he admitted he did it. (Credit: CBS)

’60 Minutes’ Report: Feds Probing Chicago Police Interrogation Tactics

The U.S. Justice Department has been conducting an investigation into the interrogation practices at the Chicago Police Department, and “60 Minutes” is about to break the story wide open.

CBS 2–12/07/2012

Jerry Sandusky sits in a car after a court hearing. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Feds Send Message To Sandusky Circus

The state full of enablers, facilitators, apologists and conveniently-blind eyes merely has the first chance to finally do something right.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Feds On Penn State Case, Finally

Four months after the world found out about the sick activities at Penn State, the big boys are finally involved.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2012