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  • A man who said he was beaten into confessing to a pair of killings admitted Monday that he did, indeed, commit one of those murders. Cortez Brown had claimed he was innocent in both crimes.
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  • A witness testified Tuesday about a "black box" that was allegedly used to torture Chicago suspects in the 1970s and 1980s.
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  • In the closing arguments Thursday, defense attorneys called Jon Burge a good man and great police officer, but prosecutors say he got away with torturing suspects for decades.
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  • The jury in the perjury trail of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge has gone home for the night.
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  • In this May 24, 2010 file photo, former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge  leaves the Federal Courthouse after the first day of jury selection in his obstruction of justice and perjury trial.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
  • Former Chicago police lieutenant Jon Burge has been found guilty of lying about the torture of suspects.
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  • Chicago congressman Danny Davis says he will introduce a bill making torture by law enforcement officers a federal crime with no statute of limitations.
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  • A look at Jon Burge's career and the allegations that followed.
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  • Some victims who claim they were tortured into confessing by a former Chicago commander and other officers say an arrest Tuesday is a major step toward justice.
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  • Former Lt. Jon Burge enters court in Chicago on June 22, 2010.
  • The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge. He's charged with perjury in connection with the alleged torture of suspects.
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  • A former Chicago police official accused of lying about the torture of suspects took the stand for the last time in his trial Monday.
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  • On the stand at his torture trial, former police commander Jon Burge denied ever suffocating, shocking or beating witnesses.
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  • Defense attorneys for a former Chicago police official accused of lying about the torture of suspects have opened their case by calling three lawyers to the stand.
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  • The prosecution has rested its case at the perjury and obstruction of justice trial of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge.
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  • A retired Chicago police detective took the witness stand Monday in the trial of his former boss Jon Burge.
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  • Jurors heard more testimony Tuesday about the alleged police torture of a man who died in prison three years ago.
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  • A parade of witnesses took the stand Monday for the fourth day in the torture trial of an ex-Chicago police officer.
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  • A second alleged victim of police torture took the witness stand Thursday in the trial of former Chicago police lieutenant Jon Burge, who is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.
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  • The first witness took the stand Wednesday in the perjury trial of former Chicago Police Commander John Burge. Anthony Holmes testified he was shocked and suffocated by Burge and several other officers in 1973.
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  • The jury selection process in the Jon Burge perjury and obstruction of justice trial was expected to be finished Wednesday morning, paving the way for opening statements.
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  • A federal judge has questioned nearly four dozen potential jurors in the trial of former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge, who's accused of lying about the torture of suspects in the 1970s and 1980s.
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  • Jury selection got under way Monday in the trial of former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jon Burge. He is accused of lying about whether he or detectives under his command tortured suspects into making confessions in the 1970s and 1980s.
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  • Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is scheduled to return to Chicago for a court hearing on Monday.
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  • There is one civil lawsuit pending in connection with allegations of torture by Chicago police officers under the command of Jon Burge.
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  • Former Chicago Police Superintendent Richard Brzeczek is speaking out for the first time since former police commander Jon Burge was charged with lying about torture cases.
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  • Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge will be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on Monday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
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  • Jon Burge appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury.
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  • The Fraternal Order of Police has decided to pay the legal fees for Jon Burge, a former Chicago police lieutenant accused of lying about the torture of suspects.
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  • A group of Chicago police officers is demanding that the city's police union stop funding the legal defense of former commander Jon Burge.
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  • A judge has ruled that former Chicago Police Commander John Burge can be called to testify in the case of a man in prison for murder who claims he was beaten until he confessed.
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  • Detectives who worked with former Chicago police commander Jon Burge have reportedly been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.
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  • Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was arrested Tuesday at 6 a.m. He faces a federal indictment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
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  • For more than 20 years, Michael Tillman has been imprisoned for a murder he claims he didn't commit.
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  • Activists and former prisoners who say they were tortured into making false confessions rallied outside the Thompson Center Monday.
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  • Religious leaders are calling on former police commander Jon Burge to testify in the case of a man imprisoned for murder.
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  • Former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge appeared in a federal court on Tuesday in Florida.
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  • Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge calls the federal case against him 'stale charges.'
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  • Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge appeared in a federal courtroom Wednesday morning.
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  • The trial of former CPD commander Jon Burge has been moved from May 10 to May 24 to give defense attorneys additional time to prepare.
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  • Having his case publically compared to the government's trial against Al Capone, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is asking a federal judge to move his perjury trial out of Chicago.
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  • Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of a former Chicago police lieutenant accused of perjury.
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