Kurt Friedenauer, the successful director of the
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, has resigned
from his post,
effective at the end of July. He said
his departure has
nothing to do with Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to merge the
agency with the Department of Child and Family Services.
Following Jon Burge's perjury conviction, Illinois' own Rep. Danny Davis introduced legislation in Washington to make torture by law enforcement officers a federal crime with no statute of limitations. Sen. Roland Burris plans to introduce a companion bill in the Senate after lawmakers return from the Fourth of July recess.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge's conviction Monday won't change
how her office investigates allegations of torture. Two of the more
than 20 accusers still in prison have cases pending before a judge.
The prosecution rested its case in the
perjury trial of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge yesterday following
testimony from former armed robbery suspect Shadeed Mu’min, who said Burgeunloaded
all but one bullet from a .44 Magnum revolver and put the gun to the
middle of Mu'min's
forehead. The defense will begin calling
witnesses this morning.