Illinois: Ex-Police Commander Sentenced
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A former Chicago police commander was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for obstruction of justice and lying about torturing murder suspects. The man, Jon Burge, 63, was found guilty in June of lying under oath in a 2003 civil court case about the torture of suspects in custody during the 1970s and 1980s. More than 100 black men accused Mr. Burge and other officers under his command of subjecting them to electrocution, beatings and other acts of torture to gain confessions in murder cases.
First Published January 22, 2011 12:01 am