Alleged Ill. cop-torture report findings could go public

The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge delayed making a decision Tuesday on whether to publicly release a report from a four-year investigation into allegations of torture in the Chicago Police Department.

Attorneys for several police officers involved in the case oppose the report's release, and Chief Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel gave lawyers until May 8 to file briefs on either side of the issue. He scheduled the next hearing for May 12.

Biebel appointed special prosecutors Edward J. Egan and Robert D. Boyle in 2002 to investigate claims of torture by a violent crimes unit led by former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge, who has denied any misconduct but was fired in 1993 for mistreating a suspect.

Biebel said he would hear the matter on May 12 at the Criminal Courts Building.

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