Six Argentine Police Officers Arrested in Connection with Torture Video

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0  Updated at 6:14 pm, July 20th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALTA, Argentina) — Six police officers in Argentina have found themselves on the other side of the law as they were arrested, as part of an investigation into a video which recently surfaced, and appears to show two suspects being tortured by a group of police officers.
 
The video shows the suspects stripped down to their underwear, hands tied and being interrogated by the officers. At one point an interrogator is seen placing a plastic bag over the head of one of the suspects and tying it around the man’s neck. The video also shows water being poured on a suspect during the ordeal.
 
The six officers arrested are reportedly members of a drug investigation unit in the city of Salta, the BBC reports, and their arrests come after a “quick investigation,” says security minister Eduardo Sylvester.
 
The security minister is quoted in the BBC report saying, “they are not policemen, they are criminals.”

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