'Chicago police' label on pit bull killing photo raises questions

Graphic photo circulated of man killed by pit bulls


By Maudlyne Ihejirika
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — On Aug. 15, Charles Hagerman was mauled to death by his family's pitbulls.

On Aug. 17, a Chicago Police Department crime scene photo of the deceased man on the floor of his walk-up apartment in West Englewood began circulating.

Within days, the grisly photo of the African-American man — bloody, torn flesh and all — was posted on YouTube, marked, "CPD Photo. Do Not Forward."

Under that, was someone's idea of a joke: "Pit bull vs. dude at 56th & Racine in Englewood? Guess who won?"

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