Community and International Response

Community Support

A number of concerned groups have filed amicus briefs requesting full investigation of the allegations of torture by the Chicago Police Department:

 

International Response

  • The U.N. Committeee Against Torture has considered the allegations of torture by the Chicago Police Department and has stated:

"The Committee is concerned with allegations of impunity of some of the State party’s law enforcement personnel in respect of acts of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The Committee notes the limited investigation and lack of prosecution in respect of the allegations of torture perpetrated in areas 2 and 3 of the Chicago Police Department. (article 12)

The State party should promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigate all allegations of acts of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment by law enforcement personnel and bring perpetrators to justice, in order to fulfill its obligations under article 12 of the Convention. The State party should also provide the Committee with information on the ongoing investigations and prosecution relating to the above mentioned case.

[read the full Commitee Consideration]