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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Patterson v. Former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge
Citation:328 F. Supp. 3d 878 (N.D. Ill. 2004)
Patterson (Petitioner) filed a civil rights action against Burge (Respondent), a former Chicago Police Department lieutenant. Patterson had been falsely convicted of murder and placed on death row for 13 years, and was eventually pardoned. He alleged that Burge’s interrogation tactics violated his constitutional rights. Burge and other detectives had used brutal interrogation tactics including beating and suffocation on Patterson and other suspects, which elicited false confessions implicating Patterson in the murder, even though he was innocent.
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