Christian Science Monitor. Chicago torture saga – “The city has spent more than $85 million in settlements and legal fees for 17 cases related to Jon Burge, a former Chicago police commander who led a secret unit within the police department that carried out systemic torture during interrogations between 1972 and 1991. Mr. Burge was never criminally prosecuted, and the statute of limitations has run out, preventing Burge from ever facing a criminal trial. However, he is currently serving a 4-1/2 year prison term for perjury and obstruction of justice charges from a 2010 civil case related to the torture cases…”


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