Ex-Chicago homicide cops under scrutiny as federal prosecutors expand police torture probe

Other News Materials 26 October 2008 00:40 (UTC +04:00)

The investigation of decades-old claims that Chicago police tortured suspects with beatings, electric shocks and games of Russian roulette won't stop with last week's federal indictment of a homicide commander, the Associated Press reported.

Dozens of former detectives and other officers can expect to be called before a federal grand jury as the panel digs deeper into a scandal that has haunted Chicago for more than 20 years.

Prosecutors hint that fresh charges could be on the way.

Jon Burge, the tough, 60-year-old former commander of the South Side's Area 2 violent crimes unit, is due before U.S.

District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow on Monday to be arraigned on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury.

Prosecutors claim that Burge, who was fired by the police department in 1993, lied under oath five years ago.