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Wrongful conviction trial to call Burge to stand


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 12:18 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) The former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects is expected to testify in a trial this week.

The trial stems from a lawsuit filed by Alton Logan. He was wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years for a murder he didn't commit and released in 2008.

His lawsuit alleges deprivation of constitutional rights, among other things. It names former Lt. John Burge, who was convicted in 2010 of lying under oath by testifying in a lawsuit that he'd never witnessed or participated in the torture of suspects.

He's serving a federal prison sentence.

Burge will appear via videoconferencing and is expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment.

Logan's lawsuit alleges that officers Burge oversaw concealed information that would have exonerated him. Logan was declared innocent in 2009.














 




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