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60-year-old police-torture case goes to trial

Feb 15, 2011 11:26:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Federal jury hears allegations that in 1951, Chicago cops tortured man into giving a false confession to a rape

Nearly 60 years after he says he was forced by police to confess to a rape he never committed, Oscar Walden Jr. stood in a federal courtroom Tuesday as curious jurors gathered around him so he could show them scars from when a police officer bent his hand back, causing excruciating pain.

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