On October 3, 1990, Gerald Reed, 27, was arrested and questioned about a double murder by Detectives Michael Kill and Victor Breska at Area 3 Homicide, members of the notorious “Midnight Crew” of torturer Jon Burge. They beat him and kicked him repeatedly, and broke a metal rod that was in his right thigh along with the surgical screws that held it in place, causing him excruciating pain. The rod had been surgically placed years before to repair his thigh-bone, which had been shattered by a gunshot.
Reed signed a false confession to end the beatings, but that did not stop the torture. For 27 years, Reed has been incarcerated for a crime he did not commit and the extensive damage to his leg has not been properly taken care of. Click here to learn more about his case.
Finally, on October 29, 2018, Reed will be granted a new trial. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls on all people to join with Gerald Reed’s large family and community of friends to pack the court room and demand his immediate release. Join us on the 29th at 9:30 AM at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse (26th and California), room 604 to free Gerald Reed!