Police torture panel files 3 new cases
June 13, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A state commission has ruled that claims by three inmates that their confessions were coerced are credible.
The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission was formed in 2009 in response to allegations that Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his detectives tortured suspects. But, just three years later, the commission is expected to shut down for lack of funding.
Wednesday's rulings by the panel could lead to new trials or even the dismissal of the cases against the three inmates.
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