Burge Jury Enters Third Day of Deliberations
Jurors have spent more than 8 hours deliberating
Jurors are scheduled to deliberate for a third day to decide the fate of a former Chicago police official accused of lying about the torture of suspects.
Jurors have spent more than eight hours over two days deliberating in former Lt. Jon Burge's trial. They got the case on Thursday.
The U.S. Attorney's office says jurors will resume deliberations Monday.
Burge has pleaded not guilty to perjury and obstruction of charges. He's accused of lying in a civil suit when he denied committing or witnessing torture.
Burge testified that he never physically abused anyone or saw any abuse.
Jurors have to decide whether to believe him or five felons who say that he and the officers under his command shocked, suffocated and beat them into giving confessions.
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