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CHICAGO — Jury selection and opening statements were scheduled on Thursday in a federal civil trial that’s tied to the late former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.

Stanley Wrice is suing the city, claiming detectives under Burge tortured him into confessing to a sexual assault in 1982.

Wrice spent 31 years behind bars. He was exonerated of his rape conviction in 2013.

But, a judge denied him a certificate of innocence.

City attorney’s are expected to defend two detectives named in the case, and try to prove Wrice was not tortured.