The Chicago Police Department reportedly operates a secret interrogation compound at the Homan Square warehouse, where techniques allegedly include beatings, prolonged shackling and denying detainees legal counsel. CPD, however, said that they have been abiding by laws, regulations, and rules. The revelations sparked protests against violence.
Mainstream media do not pay attention to human rights violation by police, as such stories are not popular.
Chicago “black site” activist and protest organizer Billy Mills says that the Chicago Police Department is aware of demands made via e-mail regarding the “black site” interrogation facility at Homan Square, but are ignoring them.
Former Chicago detainee Tenoch Acamapic claims that being held in Chicago’s Homan Square police “black site” is akin to psychological torture.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) used an abandoned warehouse at Homan Square as a site to interrogate criminal suspects, British media revealed in late February. The detained were reportedly beaten and held for prolonged periods of time without being given access to a lawyer.
A former detainee at the Homan Square "black site" in Chicago gave Sputnik a chilling account of his Gitmo-like experience at the secret interrogation site.
On Saturday, several human rights groups will take to the streets of Chicago and Los Angeles condemning the alleged torture applied by the Chicago Police Department.
The case should be escalated to the UN if local and federal officials fail to conduct an adequate investigation into the reported abuses at Homan Square, civil rights attorney Flint Taylor told Sputnik.
Cases of physical abuse at an unofficial police interrogation site in Chicago should hit the headlines in US media, Libertarian party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark told Sputnik.
Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression community organizer Frank Chapman claims that US media were not present at Chicago’s “black site” protest on Thursday and only international media covered the event.
The advocacy group Gay Liberation Network spokesperson Andy Thayer said that the Chicago Police Department has been blatantly ignoring citizens’ rights for a long time, and police practices worse than at the Homan Square “black site” have taken place earlier.
US Congressman Danny Davis claims that allegations of a Chicago police secret interrogation facility exemplifies decades-long problems in the city with community members’ civil rights and police abuses.
A source familiar with the case said the FBI partnered with the Chicago Police Department to run part of an undercover anti-narcotics investigation out of the reported Homan Square “black site” in Chicago.
A rally to protest the existence of the Chicago Police Department's "black site" clandestine interrogation facility will take place on Thursday.
Guantanamo Bay defense attorney David Remes says that the same torture tactics that CIA practiced on terror suspects around the world are now being applied in the United States by the Chicago Police Department.
Spokesperson for the Chicago-based advocacy group Chicago Anonymous Billy Mills said that advocacy groups in Chicago will protest over the local police ‘black site’ Homan Square on Saturday.
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Community Organizer Frank Chapman says that advocacy groups and concerned citizens will hold a rally in Chicago on Thursday to protest the existence of the city’s police department “black site”.
Advocacy group Chicago Anonymous spokesperson Billy Joe Mills said that the Chicago Police Department and Mayor Rahm Emanuel must conduct a public inspection of the police’s interrogation black site at Homan Square.
It is everyday practise for Chicago Police Department (CPD) to deny access of accused persons to lawyers, according to attorney Richard Dvorak.
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Chicago’s Homan Square on Saturday to protest about an alleged police interrogation facility where detainees are denied basic rights.
New allegations about police misconduct in Chicago’s Homan Square have surfaced, with a man arrested and detained at the controversial facility saying he was threatened with forcible heroin injection during interrogation.