Angel Perez is suing the police department, claiming he was subjected to severe abuse to make him a drug informant.
Chicago police officers patrol in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)
Angel Perez, 32, is suing the Chicago Police Department for the sort of abuse, as journalist Rhania Khalek noted in Vice, that “sounds like a horror story from the days when crooked cop Jon Burge tortured the city’s citizens with impunity.”
Perez spoke to Khalek about his ordeal, despite advice from his lawyers to save his statements for court. Perez explained that he wanted to make his story public, fearing that otherwise the Chicago officers responsible for his torture would not be sufficiently brought to justice, and police brutality would continue unimpeded. “I cannot live in a society where these guys are still on the streets,” Perez said.
Khalek reported the graphic details of Perez’s account:
Angel’s nightmare began on October 20, 2012, when, he alleges, he was pulled over by two plainclothes officers while working as a driver for Castillo Delivery Service…
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