Woman sues police, alleges verbal, physical abuse during prostitution raid
A woman is filing a lawsuit against Chicago police alleging she was physically and verbally abused during a sting operation and raid.
32-year-old Jessica Klyzek is filing this civil suit and says she was undeniably upset when more than a dozen officers stormed Copper Tan and Spa last July after an employee agreed to perform a sexual act on an undercover officer.
But the Klyzek, a Chinese immigrant and the manager of the business at 1000 block of North Milwauke Ave, says she was the subject of a hate crime. She said she was frightened and screamed.
Surveillance video shows that after two minutes the screams continued and one officer appears to strike the Klyzek in the head, perhaps to quiet her. She was handcuffed face down in a chair at the time.
Klyzek was arrested and charged with aggravated battery – as a charge a judge later dismissed. Police had her indicted again but charges never materialized.
The Chicago police says it is now investigating along with the Internal Police Review Board or IPRA.
They issued a statement saying, “The alleged comments, if true, are reprehensible and completely intolerable in our police department. “