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Judge to appoint special prosecutor to look into Burge cases

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Some Cook County inmates may receive new trials.

A judge said Thursday that he'll appoint a special prosecutor to review the cases of inmates who said they were tortured by former police commander Jon Burge.

The judge also said the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has a conflict of interest, and shouldn't handle the cases.

In 2010, Burge was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for lying about torturing suspects.

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