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Former Chicago Commander Burge Convicted of Perjury

June 29, 2010  | 

A jury convicted former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge of lying under oath about police torture allegations brought by a convicted cop killer, as well as murder and robbery suspects, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

One juror said it was the testimony of Michael McDermott, a former detective who was granted immunity to testify against Burge, that sealed the conviction for him.

Jurors also cited the evidence of physical injuries to convicted cop killer Andrew Wilson.

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