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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Cops take 5th in Chicago Torture/Confessions Suit

Cpd A team of detectives who allegedly tortured 108 suspects to obtain confessions have taken the 5th in the subsequent civil suit.  A number of those who confessed under torture have subsequently been pardoned or otherwise exonerated.   More . . .

Mark Godsey

(A number of CrimProfs including me signed an amicus brief filed in connection with a post-conviction relief petition of Aaron Patterson, one of the people who claimed to be tortured into confessing. Patterson was granted clemency and released in 2003.  Jack Chin)

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