“5 alleged Burge torture cases to get fresh look” @ Chicago Tribune
Posted on September 19, 2012
Jason Meisner — September 19, 2012: “Gerald Reed was being questioned about a double murder in 1990 when a Chicago police detective working under then-Cmdr. Jon Burge allegedly knocked the chair out from under him, then kicked and stomped on his legs and torso while he was still handcuffed to the wall.
Reed eventually signed a confession, was convicted at trial and was sentenced to life in prison.
His claims of torture went nowhere despite jail X-rays taken shortly after the alleged beating that showed a steel rod in his leg from an old injury had been broken and two orthopedic screws knocked loose, according to court records…………………………..”
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