There he was exposed to military drill, weapons, leadership and military history. He served as an MP in South Korea, gathering five letters of appreciation from superiors.On June 18, 1968, Burge volunteered for duty in Vietnam a second time, and was assigned to the Ninth Military Police Company of the Ninth Infantry Division.He reported to division headquarters, where he was assigned to provide security as a sergeant at his division base camp, which was named Đồng Tâm by William Westmoreland.
During his military service, Burge earned a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and two Army Commendation Medals for valor, for pulling wounded men to safety while under fire.
He was later promoted to field lieutenant in the Monroe Street District.
In 2009 the state passed a law authorizing the Illinois Torture Inquiry Relief Commission, to investigate cases related to convictions of people claiming to have been tortured by Burge and his officers and given coerced confessions, to see if there was evidence for judicial review and relief. Seventeen cases have been referred to the circuit court and three men freed by April 2016.
Another 130 similar cases of torture by Chicago police have been claimed, beyond the scope of Burge and his cohort.
Governor George Ryan had a three-year study of use of the death penalty in the state's justice system, 13 men had been exonerated as innocent in the period studied and freed from death row.
In 2000 he declared a moratorium on use of the death sentence.The police secured a number of confessions that contributed to convictions of two suspects.One filed a civil suit in 1989 against Burge, other officers and the city for police torture and cover-up; Burge was not found liable in 1989 because of a hung jury.Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page.Jon Graham Burge (born December 20, 1947) is a convicted felon and former Chicago Police Department detective and commander who gained notoriety for torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 19 in order to force confessions.The sponsors are trying to have the bill amended to accommodate these victims.