Jon Burge Sentencing: Could Get 30 Years For Lying About Torture

CHICAGO — As a decorated Chicago police lieutenant, Jon Burge prided himself on sending bad guys to prison by getting them to confess to terrible crimes – and by committing terrible crimes himself in the process, prosecutors say….

CHICAGO — As a decorated Chicago police lieutenant, Jon Burge prided himself on sending bad guys to prison by getting them to confess to terrible crimes – and by committing terrible crimes himself in the process, prosecutors say. Now, having been convicted of lying about the violent means he and his men used to get confessions, it is Burge’s turn to face prison time.

With the sentencing hearing for Burge scheduled to start Thursday, prosecutors say his perjury and obstruction of justice convictions add up to 30-plus years in federal prison. Defense attorneys are arguing for less than two years for the 63-year-old former commander whose name has become synonymous with police brutality in the nation’s third-largest city.

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