Madigan said Burge's felony convictions forfeit his right to the $3,000 monthly pension he receives from the Chicago Police Department.
"Jon Burge forfeited his right to a public pension when he lied about his knowledge of and participation in the torture and physical abuse of suspects," Attorney General Madigan said in a released statement. "It's this type of criminal conduct by a public servant that our pension forfeiture laws were designed to discourage. The public should never have to pay for the retirement of a corrupt public official."
The Chicago Police Pension Board was split on its vote, 4 to 4, on the issue on January 27, which meant Burge retained the pension.