Jon Burge, a former homicide officer in Chicago, has been arrested in Florida for perjury and obstruction of justice for lying on official documents. It is believed that Burge tortured, beat, and choked suspects of crimes to get confessions in the 70′s and 80′s.
No criminal charges could be filed on the torture because the statute of limitations ran out on that charge. The statute of limitations is a time limit for prosecuting the crime. The reason we have time limits is to make sure the case is resolved while evidence is fresh and available.
Burge made a $250,000 bond.
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