News and Talk of Sonoma County

Posted: January 23, 2011 by scaryhouse in Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, Uncategorized

By KAREN HAWKINS Associated Press

A former Chicago police officer convicted of lying about the torture of suspects told a federal judge Friday he was sorry his case has harmed the reputation of the police department he loved _ but he stopped well short of admitting any guilt.

Standing before the court, Jon Burge said he knew his case brought the department into disrepute and “for that, I am deeply sorry.” While he continued to insist that he isn’t the person who’s been “vilified” by the media, he didn’t specifically address the allegations that he and officers under his command spent decades beating, shocking and suffocating suspects into giving confessions.

via News and Talk of Sonoma County.

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