Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chicago's Homan Square police complex under fire

Allegations of a secret detention and interrogation site run by Chicago police and abuses that may have taken place there are being aired at a county commission hearing.

The Tuesday hearing, led by Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin, comes amid heightened criticism of the Chicago Police Department. Chicago is in Cook County.

According to an investigation by The Guardian newspaper, the Chicago Police Department runs a secretive detention site at Homan Square, a sprawling compound that includes various police operations.

At Homan Square, the newspaper alleges, people have been abused, kept off the books and denied access to attorneys, essentially held in the dark.

The hearing is expected to include testimony from experts, advocates and people who were detained at Homan Square.


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