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Feds May Bring More Charges In Chicago Police Scandal

In Chicago, scandals often come in a couple sizes: Large and Extra Large. Prosecutors hinted that this large scandal could get extra large.

By MIKE ROBINSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer
CHICAGO – The investigation of decades-old claims that Chicago police tortured suspects with beatings, electric shocks and even games of Russian roulette won’t stop with last week’s indictment of a controversial homicide commander.
Dozens of former detectives and other officers can expect to be called before a federal grand jury in the months ahead as it digs deeper into a scandal that has haunted Chicago for more than 20 years.
And federal prosecutors hint that fresh charges could be on the way.
“Torture and abuse have no place in a Chicago police station,” U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said last week in unveiling charges against Jon Burge, the tough, 60-year-old former commander of the South Side’s Area 2 violent crimes unit.

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