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March 24, 2011
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Video: Chi. cops drop gang members in rival turf?

CPD: "The conduct that is alleged does not reflect the behavior and core values of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department nor our commitment to serve the community in a professional manner"


CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating a video obtained by WBEZ that appears to show Chicago police officers allowing a person to be taunted by a group of bystanders.

The video was posted on YouTube on March 19, 2011 by user King-Dubb, but both the video and username have since disappeared from the video-sharing site.

In the footage, the doors of a Chicago Police Department vehicle are open and a young man in the back seat is shielding his face from view as a group of onlookers are shouting insults and throwing up apparent gang signs to the camera. At one point, a voice can be heard saying to a camera-holder "Get a close-up."

At least two police officers can be seen in the video.

Read more on WBEZ.

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