Reparations paid to 57 victims of police torture in a bid to soothe tensions with the city's African-American community were only distributed to those whose claims were found to be credible after a months-long vetting process.
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
Chicago approved a $5.5 million package for victims who experienced torture under former police commander Jon Purge and his officers between 1972 and 1991.
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
Starting in 1971, more than 100 black men in Chicago were tortured and forced to confess to serious crimes as part of a police-sanctioned campaign that continued for almost 20 years under then Police Commander Jon Burge.