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Jon Burge, the disgraced former Chicago Police Department commander, has died at the age of 70.

Burge is best known for his part of a scandal in the Chicago Police Department from the 70s to the 90s. He and the officers under him were accused of torturing more than 100 African Americans, many times forcing them to admit to crimes they did not commit.

It is not yet clear how Burge died.

Source: Jon Burge, disgraced former Chicago Police Department commander, dead at 70 | abc7chicago.com

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