Burge Jury Enters Third Day of Deliberations

Jurors have spent more than 8 hours deliberating

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    Burge Caase Coming to an End | Closing arguments in the Burge case were delivered Thursday and the federal jury began their deliberations. Burge, a former Chicago police officer charged with obstruction of justice and perjury, could face up to 45 years in prison.

    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.