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Report Nails Chicago Police for Torture, But Says They Can't Be Prosecuted

Jon BurgeThe long-awaited report of the Special State's Attorney investigating torture by Chicago police during the 1970s, 80s and 90s concluded that while torture did occur, the statute of limitations precludes criminally prosecuting the brutal cops.

The news will come as no surprise — and no relief — to people like Darrell Cannon (center, left), one of many victims of the police torture ring of Chicago cop Jon Burge (top, left) and his cronies. Torture victims, their attorneys and police brutality opponents will likely have to continue to battle the criminal justice system to win new trials for torture victims who remain in jail.

In a Chicago IMC web exclusive, we are posting the entire report here, along with a guide to finding different sections of it. Full Story

Related Links: Police Torture in Chicago - John Conroy's Chcago Reader series | Shielded from Justice - Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States Chicago: Torture - Human Rights Watch | List of Torture Victims | US questioned by UN on Police Abuse | National Lawyers Guild - Chicago Chapter | People's Law Office | Loevy & Loevy


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