Instead of turning over records to investigators, Chicago Police want to destroy them

On Monday, the leaders of the Chicago NAACP along with Rep. La Shawn Ford called for the Chicago Police Department to retain their misconduct records, as the police unions seek to destroy the documents. Attempting to gain access to police misconduct records dating back to 1969, Rep. Ford, journalist Jamie Kalven, and University of Chicago Law School Prof. Craig Futterman have been fighting to release the files to the public instead of burning them like a furtive stack of banished books.
Chicago Police are scrambling as the feds have now been sent in to clean up their mess.
Listen to some of the horror stories:

Chicago, IL — Handcuffed to a wall inside a cell with no windows, Deanda Wilson was forced to urinate on himself after a police sergeant allegedly held a knife to his throat during an interrogation at Homan Square. Falsely charged with the manufacture and distribution of heroin, Wilson and his co-defendants were imprisoned for 15 months before a judge found them not guilty.

As the Cook County Commissioner and a state representative both call for a federal investigation into the CIA-style black site known as Homan Square, Chicago police union officials are fighting to incinerate decades of police misconduct records. Although the city, an investigative journalist, and a University of Chicago law school professor have battled in court to preserve the misconduct records, police unions argue that red-flagged officers should not be judged by their marred past.

While Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and the Board of Commissioners prepare to address a resolution on Wednesday calling on the DOJ to expand its investigation into Homan Square, leaders of the Chicago NAACP and state Rep. La Shawn Ford are working to prevent the Chicago Police Department from destroying any police misconduct files older than five years.

“My understanding is it’s simple: don’t destroy the records. Keep them forever. In today’s time, it’s clear that we can do that,” asserted Rep. Ford. “The only people or organization that destroying the records would benefit would be the police.”

Last month, Spencer Ackerman, a reporter for The Guardian who exposed the Homan Square scandal, testified before the Cook County Commission revealing that more than 7,000 people had disappeared within the black site between August 2004 and June 2015. Instead of formally arresting suspects at Homan Square, Chicago cops are accused of shackling suspects to the wall for hours without bathroom breaks while violating their constitutional rights by threatening and beating them without the presence of an attorney.

We need to support this new call for an investigation into Homan Square before police destroy all of their records. Please tweet this article our with the hashtag #Gitmo2Chicago‬ so we can notify the country to these vile acts
Why is no one surprised at this article that another Chicago agency wants to destroy records.  In the Sykes case, we have the Naperville policy, officer Krackow who told me less than a year prior to her death to destroy my video of Mary G Sykes being competent “or else”.  We have Mary being narcotized to death with no tox screen and no autopsy.  We have the ARDC in complete denial that what I and Ken say on this blog is true, that the family of Mary G Sykes was terrorized, that Gloria was terrorized, illegally evicted, nearly lost her home, beaten during an eviction, etc.
Only a painter and the ARDC can turn black to white and white to black.

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