The case of an alleged torture victim under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is now in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court. It's the first time in over a decade that a Burge related torture case is in front of the state's highest court.
A judge has ruled former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley can be named in a lawsuit alleging police torture under former Commander Jon Burge.Former Mayor Daley was the Cook County State's Attorney in 1986 when Michael Tillman was arrested for killing Betty Howard.
Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge reported to federal prison Wednesday. But there are still many outstanding legal issues surrounding his legacy.There are at least six pending civil lawsuits related to Jon Burge and his time as a Chicago police commander.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit to stop former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge from collecting his pension. Madigan's lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges Burge does not qualify to collect his $3,000 monthly pension.
Some of the cases that convinced then Gov. Ryan to enact a moratorium involved men who accused Chicago police officers of torture. The man at the center of that history is former Police Commander Jon Burge.