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Alleged Torture Victims Call for More Indictments

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Alleged victims of police torture under Jon Burge are applauding the former Chicago police commander’s indictment. But they say more officers need to be punished.

Anthony Holmes says in 1973, Burge and other officers suffocated and electrocuted him until he confessed to a murder he didn’t commit. Holmes was later convicted, and served more than 30 years in prison.

HOLMES: But through all this, I survived. And I just want you all to know that it pleases me that Burge got locked up. And I hope they give him as much time as he gave all us.

Burge is currently free on bond. Federal authorities Tuesday arrested and charged him with lying under oath about the torture of suspects. The FBI says it’s investigating other officers who may have participated in the abuse.

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