Instant justice, Chicago-style

19 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in police, torture | No Comments »

Protecting and serving in the Windy City…

From CBS 2, Chicago:

Police Brutality In Beating Case

Incident Reportedly Escalated Over Number Of Recent Police-Involved Shootings

Twenty-four-year-old Patrick Richmond claims he was beaten by Chicago police and says he has the scars to prove it. The incident started at 57th Street and Prairie Avenue when he was arrested at a Father’s Day picnic.


Richmond said on the way to lock up, police took a detour down an alley near 53rd Street and King Drive. He said they parked in the most secluded spot, near some bushes, and that’s where the beating occurred.

Richmond’s cousin, Charles Odom, was in the back of the police car.

“The driver jumped out of the car and punched him in the face and I’m like I’m not fitting to die here cause that’s the first thing on my mind to even go through an alley,” Odom said.

“They kicked me in my head, just kicking and stomping me for a whole seven minutes until I say that I was a bitch,” Richmond said.

“I’m saying please man, please say it, ’cause I don’t know what’s about to happen to us,” Odom said.

Richmond said he was also having an asthma attack, but they wouldn’t take him to the hospital until later, when he spit up blood while in police lock up.

This medical report from Provident Hospital reveals he was treated for injuries including a dislocated jaw and multiple cuts and bruises.

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