Illinois Police Commander Found Guilty of Perjury

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Darrell Canon, who claims to have been tortured by Chicago Police in 1983, listens to speakers during a rally outside a federal courthouse, October 27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Last month, we spoke with Darell Cannon, one of a number of black men in Chicago who claim they were tortured and coerced into confessions during the 70s and 80s by Chicago Police. For men like Cannon, who spent 24 years in prison after being tortured by former police Lieutenant Jon Burge the men he commanded, justice has finally come.

Former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jon Burge was found guilty yesterday on charges of federal perjury and obstruction of justice. He could now face up to 45 years behind bars, after his sentencing hearing in November. Rob Wildeboer, criminal justice reporter for Chicago Public Radio tells us more about the case and the conviction.


Robert Wildeboer

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