A former high-ranking Chicago police official was arrested Tuesday on charges he lied when he denied that he and detectives under his command tortured a murder suspect two decades ago, federal officials said.WHAT????
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accused former police Lt. Jon Burge of perjury and obstruction of justice for statements he made in 2003 when answering questions related to a civil suit.
Burge, 60, who has long denied wrongdoing, was arrested before dawn at his home in Apollo Beach, Fla., the U.S. attorney's office said. He had moved to Florida after he was fired in 1993.
"There is no place for torture and abuse in a police station," U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement. "There is no place for perjury and false statements in federal lawsuits. No person is above the law and no person — even a suspected murderer — is beneath its protection."
[ cf Ex-Chicago cop arrested in 1990s torture scandal ]
There is no place for torture and abuse in a Police State?
How can that be Mr. Bill?
Don't folks know that we have always been winning on the Malabar Front....