November 18, 2004
Cops take 5th in Chicago Torture/Confessions Suit
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 . . .
(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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