Death row inmates pardoned due to cop torture
“Gov. Ryan (R-IL) today pardoned four inmates sent to Death Row on the strength of confessions allegedly beaten out of them by former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge or detectives who worked under him.
“Here we have four more men who were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to die by the state for crimes the courts should have seen they did not commit. We have evidence from four men, who did not know each other, all getting beaten and tortured and convicted on the basis of the confessions they allegedly provide,” Ryan said.
“They are perfect examples of what is so terribly broken about our system.”