During the 1980s and 1990s, Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was the target of allegations that he and others tortured suspects into falsely confessing to crimes. As a result, the City of Chicago has been a key participant in civil litigation, costing tax payers more than $100 million to date.
The wrongfully convicted have been released from prison, and Burge himself was incarcerated for perjury. How did such a destructive person elude prosecution for so long? How did all this litigation play out in the courtrooms?
Join us as Mark Iris takes us through a sordid chapter in Chicago’s history and explains its far-reaching impact. Iris, PhD, is a lecturer at Northwestern University and former executive director of the Chicago Police Board.