CHICAGO — The Guardian’s investigative series on Homan Square, a controversial secretive facility operated by the Chicago Police Department, continues this week, with a three-part series.
WGN Morning News did a Skype interview with Spencer Ackerman, one of the journalists leading the investigation for The Guardian, Wednesday morning. WGN did reach out to the Chicago Police Department, and nobody was available to come to the studio.
Following a lawsuit, The Guardian was able to obtain internal CPD documents. These internal documents show that between 2004 and mid-2015, there were over 7,000 Homan Square arrests and at least 14 men in custody were “punched, struck with nightsticks, slapped, Tasered or subjected to another form of physical violence.”
Following Ackerman’s interview, the Chicago Police Department sent WGN its Homan Square Fact Sheet. You can read it in its entirety here.