Burge due in court on Monday

May 24, 2010 11:14:25 AM PDT
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge will be arraigned in federal court in Chicago on Monday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Burge was arrested last week in Florida where he now lives.

Dozens of men say that while Burge was a police commander. They were tortured and forced to confess to crimes they did not commit.

The statute of limitations has run out and Burge is not charged with torture.

The statute of limitations has run out and Burge is not charged with torture. Instead, he's accused of lying in written answers he gave in a civil rights lawsuit.

Burge said last week that he would plead 'not guilty' to the charges.


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