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PLO Files Lawsuit Demanding Mayor’s Office Release Information to #NoCopAcademy

Activists with the #NoCopAcademy campaign file suit against the Mayor’s Office for withholding critical e-mails regarding the proposed $95 Million new CPD facility, including evidence that the DOJ report did not prompt the new facility construction. Erin Glasco and Debbie more »

Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional DNA Charges by Wisconsin Officials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2018 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND OTHER HIGH LEVEL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS APPROPRIATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM CRIMINAL DEFENDNANTS TO FUND THE STATE’S DNA ANALYSIS PROGRAM, FEDERAL CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGES Attorneys for three men who were assessed more »

Charges dropped in 1989 murder investigated by Chicago cops tied to Jon Burge

By: Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune. Kevin Bailey admits that there were moments during his 28 years in prison that he lost hope he would ever be cleared of murder. “But I just kept fighting,” he said with a smile moments more »

7th Circuit Allows Malicious Prosecution Case to Proceed

A malicious prosecution case brought by a woman wrongly convicted of murdering her son will continue in district court after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the grant of summary judgment to the United States government. After a fire destroyed more »

Burge and nemesis Flint Taylor spar in video depositions in Jackie Wilson case

Lawyers for Jackie Wilson on Tuesday closed out their case that detectives under the command of Jon Burge tortured Wilson into confessing to the 1982 murder of two Chicago Police officers, in Wilson’s latest bid to win a new trial for the more »
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