Prosecutors Drop Double Murder Charges Against James Gibson In Burge-Related Torture CaseOne month after an appeals court ordered a new trial for 53-year-old James Gibson in the 1989 murders of two men, based on evidence he was tortured into confessing, prosecutors have dropped charges, but insist he was not wrongfully convicted.
Innocence Project Founder Seeks 'Conviction Integrity Unit'Conviction integrity units have sprung up recently in major metropolitan jurisdictions such as Dallas, New York, and Chicago. But a statewide team in Illinois would be a first nationally.
Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Officers Beat Confession Out Of 15-Year-Old In The 1990sA federal lawsuit alleges deceased former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge beat a 15-year-old and held him for hours without food or water until he falsely confessed to acting as a lookout in a 1991 murder.
New Trial Granted For Convicted Murderer Allegedly Tortured by Jon BurgeA prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder has been granted a new trial after an appellate court determined Chicago police tortured him into implicating himself in the 1989 slayings of two men.
Chicago Poised To Pay $5.25 Million In Police Torture CaseSmith spent about 20 years in prison for a 1983 slaying before his conviction was dismissed.
Alleged Chicago Police Torture Victim Granted New Trial, But Remains In PrisonA man who has spent the last 28 years in prison will not be released while he awaits a new trial.
Alleged Burge Victim Will Not Be Home For The HolidaysA convicted murderer who claims Chicago police tortured him won’t be home for the holidays after all.
Gerald Reed, Convicted Of Murder And Awaiting Re-Trial, Could Be Released On Bond FridayGerald Reed spent 28 years in prison for a double murder he says he didn't commit.
Alleged Burge Victim To Get A New TrialTears of joy inside the Leighton Courthouse Wednesday after the mother of Gerald Reed learned her son was granted a new trial.
Disgraced Ex-CPD Commander Jon Burge Dies; Was Linked To Dozens Of Torture CasesJon Burge, the infamous former Chicago Police commander who served a 4 ½-year sentence for lying about the torture of criminal suspects, has died at age 70.
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Jury Selection Resumes Monday For Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton MurderJuries are simultaneously being picked to decide the fates of Kenneth Williams and Micheail Ward.
Judge Overturns Conviction in 1982 Chicago Cop Murders A convicted cop killer imprisoned for three decades may get a chance for freedom after a judge overturned his conviction Thursday.
Chicago Schools Adding Police Torture Scandal To CurriculumOne of the most shameful chapters in the story of Chicago is about to be taught to students all over the city.
Taxpayers To Pay $4 Million To Settle Police Torture ClaimChicago taxpayers will spend $4 million to compensate a man who claims he was tortured into confessing to the murder of a cabdriver by a detective who had worked under convicted former Area 2 Commander Jon Burge.