Chicago police sued in alleged torture case

By: Ammad Omar, WBEZ91.5: December 8th, 2006

Another Chicago man is suing police over allegations of torture. 33 year old Harold Hill says in 1992 he was beaten and forced to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. He was exonerated on DNA evidence in 2005.

Hill’s attorney Jon Loevy says police and prosecutors turn a blind eye to torture allegations.

“If the City of Chicago would take seriously the fact that some of it’s officers do have a problem, Then there’d be a whole lot less lawsuits,” Loevy says.

Infamous Police commander Jon Burge is named as one defendant. Loevy says Burge supervised the officers who allegedly tortured Hill.

A spokeswoman for the City of Chicago says it’s too early to comment on the case.

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