Burge 101: Jury selection underway for the 'poster-boy for police corruption'

May 6, 2010

Steve Edwards caught up with our Criminal Justice Reporter Rob Wildeboer in our City Room today. Rob will be busy this summer with two major trials on his beat. The first is the trial of former Police Commander Jon Burge (the other has to do with some former governor no one has heard of). Burge is accused of torturing and coercing confessions from suspects during his 30 years on the job.‚  And according to Rob, this is much more than just a trial about a corrupt police officer: