In 1991, our client George Anderson was forced to confess to two unrelated murders, first by corrupt CPD cops Kill, Boudreau, and Halloran and then by corrupt CPD cops O’Brien and Stehlik. Decades ago, his allegations might have seemed too extreme to be true, but now we know them as classic allegations of torture. The Illinois Appellate Court just reversed denial of his Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission petition, suppressed the coerced confessions obtained by the Burge-era detectives, and ordered new trials on both convictions.
As the Appellate Court’s decision says, “redress of an injustice like that experienced by Anderson and more than 100 others should have provoked an urgent reaction from the beginning. Instead, for far too many of these victims of police brutality, delay has immeasurably deprived them of their liberty.”
It has been an honor to represent Mr. Anderson in winning this relief.
Read the Appellate Court’s decision here: