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Report: Chicago Police Are Getting Away With Brutality, and Most Of It Is Against Minorities

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks to the media on May 21, 2012 in Chicago. (Associated Press)
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks to the media on May 21, 2012 in Chicago. (Associated Press)

 

(The Huffington Post) – A report to be presented to the United Nations next month alleges the Chicago Police Department has engaged in “ongoing, pervasive” violence targeting the city’s youth of color in a way perpetuated by its “culture of impunity.”

Alarming statistics are presented alongside youth testimony, collected at an August 2014 community hearing and via a confidential “police encounter line,” in the report released Wednesday by the We Charge Genocide coalition.

The group of activists, which will present to United Nations Committee Against Torture in Switzerland, is calling for a response from CPD, identification of the department’s treatment of colored youth as torture, and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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