David Bates talks with reporters about a report from an investigation into allegations of torture at the Chicago Police Department. Bates has said he was convicted of murder and other charges in the mid-1980s due to a false confession he gave after being tortured by Chicago police, but he was eventually freed on appeal. Chicago has recently cut all funds to the torture commission that worked on the investigation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Illinois Legislature Pulls Funding For Police Torture Investigations

(MintPress) – More than 100 men could go without their allegations of police torture being heard after the Illinois legislature voted to halt funding for the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission last week. Last year, the commission operated on a $150,000 budget and was slated to receive a total of $235,000 this year in order to […]