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Former Police Commander Jon Burge Deposed in Civil Lawsuit

The Illinois Department of Justice took a long overdue step towards acknowledging wrongs committed over the past three decades by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) against dozens of African-American and Latino men. On September 1, 2004, Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was deposed in his lawyers’ offices of Freeborn & Peters in downtown Chicago. The deposition was part of a civil suit against the city, initiated by four men claiming that Burge tortured them while they were in police custody and forced them to make false confessions that robbed them of years of freedom. The deposition marks the first time Burge showed his face in Chicago since 1993, when he went into early retirement, following similar charges. Read more




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