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Class action suit involving Burge brought before judge

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A key ruling was made today in a class action lawsuit involving the controversial former Chicago police office, Jon Burge.

The lawsuit charges that there was a conspiracy between police and some prosecutors that allowed Burge to use torture against black men, forcing them to confess to crimes they did not commit.

A judge is now clearing the way to find a special prosecutor.

Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez is out of the mix because of her ties to former prosecutor Dick Devine and former Mayor Richard Daley. 

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