Judge To Name Special Prosecutor To Investigate Possible Misconduct By Prosecutors In Since-Dismissed Murder Case Against Jackie WilsonJudge Alfredo Maldonado said he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether any prosecutors involved in the case at any point engaged in criminal conduct.
Gov. Pritzker Commutes Sentence For Gerald Reed, Who Claims He Was Tortured Into False Confession To Double MurderIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday commuted the sentence of Gerald Reed, who said he was tortured into a double murder confession.
Man Cleared Of 1987 Double Murder Sues City, Claiming Torture By CPD Detectives Under Command Of Jon BurgeA man who received a certificate of innocence after spending 33 years in prison in the 1987 death of his mother-in-law and her mother has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, his lawyer said Monday.
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Jackie Wilson Near End Of 3rd Trial For 1982 Murder Of CPD OfficerThe decision means Wilson, now 60, cannot be tried a fourth time for the killing of Chicago Police Officer Richard O'Brien.
Jury Awards $5.2 Million To Stanley Wrice, Who Says He Was Beaten Into Rape Confession By Jon Burge's DetectivesA jury on Tuesday awarded $5.2 million to Stanley Wrice, a man who said he was tortured by corrupt Chicago Police detectives into confessing to a brutal rape in 1982.
Former Inmate Stanley Wrice Sues Chicago Claiming Detectives Tortured Him Into ConfessingA man imprisoned for over 30 years is fighting for closure.
Judge Throws Out Ruling Granting New Trial For Gerald Reed, Who Claims He Was Tortured Into False Confession To Double Murder“I never would have thought that this judge would do what he did today,” said Reed's mother, Amanda Shackleford.
Judge Denies New Trial To Man Who Claims He Was Tortured By Jon Burge's DetectivesA judge has denied a new trial to a man who claims he was tortured into a murder confession by Chicago Police detectives.
Another Burge Victim To File A Civil LawsuitAs of now, the total payout to Burge victims is more than 100 million dollars.
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.