The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence of Burge for lying about the torture of black suspects during the 1970s and 1980s at Area 2 police headquarters, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday.
Burge, 65, was fired in 1992 but the statute of limitations prevented him from being charged with torture.
A federal jury convicted Burge of obstruction of justice and perjury for denying in a lawsuit that he knew of the abuse and torture of criminal suspects.
In its ruling on Monday, the appellate court called Burge a "liar" responsible for "decades of abuse that is unquestionably horrific."
Judges Anne Claire Williams, Michael Stephen Kanne and Ilana Rovner said the trial judge made no errors and that Burge received a fair trial.