Thursday, March 19, 2015

Homan Square: politicians push DoJ to investigate tactics at secret police site

(Guardian) A day after the Guardian exposed the first in a series of allegations of incommunicado detention and abuse at the Chicago police facility known as Homan Square, Cook County commissioner Richard Boykin sent a letter to the US Department of Justice. Citing what he likened to “CIA or Gestapo tactics”, Boykin joined officials and human-rights groups from the nation’s capital to the west side of Chicago in calling for a federal investigation into the secretive site.

In the three weeks since, Boykin has taken an “eerily quiet” police-guided tour of the compound, as protesters well beyond Chicago call for formal inspections and a full-on shutdown, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the police department remain in denial ahead of a runoff election next month. Nor has there been a peep from the feds.

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