Report: Chicago Police Are Getting Away With Brutality, And Most Of It Is Against Minorities

Chicago police wearing bulletproof vests handcuff a young man temporarily while they check his information in the Roseland neighborhood, on June 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. He was eventually let go. | Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

A report to be presented to the United Nations next month alleges the Chicago Police Department has engaged in “ongoing, pervasive” violence targeting the city’s youth of color in a way perpetuated by its “culture of impunity.”

Alarming statistics are presented alongside youth testimony, collected at an August 2014 community hearing and via a confidential “police encounter line,” in┬áthe report released Wednesday by the We Charge Genocide coalition.

The group of activists, which will present to United Nations Committee Against Torture in Switzerland, is calling for a response from CPD, identification of the department’s treatment of colored youth as torture, and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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