Burge attends status hearing

May 24, 2010 10:39:50 AM PDT
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge appeared in a federal courtroom Wednesday morning. Burge now lives in Florida. He returned to Chicago for a status hearing. He's charged with obstruction of justice and perjury.

The former lieutenant is accused of lying about whether he and other officers under his command tortured and abused suspects in custody dating back to the 1980s. His trial has been set for January 11.

Burge has another court date in September. He is asking that wants his trial be moved away from Chicago. But a judge said she will likely turn down his motion.