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.
Demond Weston Released From Prison, Returns Home After 29 Years As Prosecutors Drop Murder ChargeWeston has long claimed Chicago police detectives tortured him into a false confession in the killing of 19-year-old Joseph Watson in 1990.
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.
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 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.
Judge Orders Former CPD Detective Reynaldo Guevara To TestifyA judge ordered former detective Reynaldo Guevara to testify about allegations he beat confessions out of two men in a 1998 double murder.
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.
Daley Could Testify In Police Torture LawsuitFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley is set be questioned under oath about police torture by disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” of detectives, a long-running scandal that simmered under Daley’s watch both as mayor and Cook County State’s Attorney.
City Receives 57 Claims For Police Torture ReparationsMore than three months after aldermen approved a $5.5 million fund to provide reparations to victims of police torture, the deadline to apply for restitution has passed, and the process has begun to decide who gets a share of the pot.
City Accepting Torture Reparation Applications Through Early AugustCity officials have begun taking applications from former criminal defendants seeking financial reparations for torture by police from the 1970s through the early 1990s, but advocates for torture victims said they doubt many additional credible cases will be found.
City Council Approves $5.5M Burge Torture Reparations DealAldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”
Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations FundSurvivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.
Ex-Police Commander Burge Released From CustodyFormer Chicago police commander Jon Burge has been released from a Florida halfway house after 4 1/2 years in federal custody for lying about the torture of suspects.