Jon Burge

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Jon Graham Burge (December 20, 1947 – September 19, 2018) was an American police officer and convicted felon. He was born in South Deering, Chicago, Illinois. He worked for the Chicago Police Department as a detective and commander. He became well known for torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 1972 and 1991 in order to force confessions.

In 2010 he was convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury in relation to investigations of torture by police, and he served prison time.

Burge died at age 70 on September 19, 2018 in Apollo Beach, Florida from prostate cancer.[1][2]

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  1. "Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, tied to torture cases, has died". Chicago Sun-Times. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  2. "Jon Burge, disgraced former CPD commander, dead at 70". ABC Chicago. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.