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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:14 PM

Homan Square: inquiry into Chicago police 'should also cover facility'

Source: The Guardian

Homan Square: inquiry into Chicago police 'should also cover facility'

Justice Department pressured to expand civil rights investigation as Rahm
Emanuel’s challenger calls secret detention warehouse’s inclusion ‘crucial’

Zach Stafford in Chicago
Thursday 14 January 2016 13.41 GMT Last modified on Thursday 14 January 2016 17.26 GMT

A major investigation into Chicago police should be extended to cover the detention warehouse Homan Square, a police interrogation facility exposed by the Guardian, a group of politicians have said.

The Cook County board of commissioners, which oversees the second largest county in the US including the entirety of Chicago, approved a measure on Wednesday calling for the DoJ to expand its landmark investigation into the city’s police department “to look into allegations of civil and human rights violations” at Homan Square.

That inquiry from the nation’s top law enforcement agency came after video footage of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot in the back by a Chicago police officer led to the forced resignation of the city’s police chief, and a wider look by the justice department’s civil-rights division which has only put more pressure on Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down after police misconduct on his watch.

“In order to begin to restore faith in our criminal justice system, it is crucial that the DoJ investigate these allegations and include Homan Square in its pattern and practices investigation,” said Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the county commissioner who nearly defeated Emanuel in a runoff election last year that turned on police reforms Barack Obama’s former chief-of-staff has encouraged only since protests in late November over McDonald’s death.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/14/homan-square-justice-department-investigation-chicago-police-

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