Sweet home, Chicago. So not.

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ | US news | The Guardian

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.

via The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ | US news | The Guardian.

[Update 2/25/15: The Guardian continues its coverage in “Chicago ‘black site’: former US justice officials call for Homan Square inquiry” … After the Guardian published its story on Tuesday, the Chicago police emailed a statement that did not respond to any of the Guardian’s specific questions. The police department cited the presence of undercover units as necessitating secrecy around Homan Square.]

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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