Dating police detective
By that time, the city had paid more than $57 million to victims of Burge and his cohort, and another $50 million for defense of the officers.Burge attended Bowen High School where he showed a keen interest in the school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC).
Burge described his military police service as time spent escorting convoys, providing security for forward support bases, supervising security for the divisional central base camp in Dong Tam, and serving a tour as a provost marshal investigator.From 1981–1986 he served as the commander of the Area 2 Violent Crimes Unit until he was promoted to commander of the Bomb and Arson Unit in 1986.But the most prominent events related to his abuses occurred in winter 1982.A $19.8 million settlement was reached in December 2007, with the "city defendants." Cases against Cook County and the other current/former county prosecutors continued as of July 2008.In October 2008, the United States Attorney for Northern Illinois, Patrick Fitzgerald, had Burge arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury in relation to testimony in a 1989 civil suit against him for damages for alleged torture.Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page.
Jon Graham Burge (born December 20, 1947) is a convicted felon and former Chicago Police Department detective and commander who gained notoriety for torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 19 in order to force confessions.
Beginning in the 1970s, allegations were made that Burge and those under his command used physical assault and torture to coerce confessions. In February 1982, several Chicago law enforcement officials were shot and some killed in Police Area 2, where Burge commanded the detective squad.
Arrests and interrogations related to those killings generated new complaints about police brutality.
Governor George Ryan had a three-year study of use of the death penalty in the state's justice system, 13 men had been exonerated as innocent in the period studied and freed from death row.
In 2000 he declared a moratorium on use of the death sentence.
It revealed numerous indictable crimes and other improprieties, but no indictment was made against Burge or his men as the statute of limitations for the crimes had expired.