Saturday, May 20, 2006

Allegations of torture by Chicago police to be made public....

CHICAGO A federal judge in Chicago has ruled the findings of an investigation into allegations of police abuse should be made public.
Attorneys for several officers involved in the case had argued against the release of the report. A multi-year investigation looked into accusations that Chicago police tortured 192 black men in interrogation rooms during the 1970s and 1980s.

Allegations include officers using suffocation techniques, such as placing a typewriter cover over a suspect's head, as well as electric shocks, beatings and mock Russian roulette to elicit confessions.


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