Bad lieutenant: American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guant�namo | US news | The Guardian
The Guardian examined thousands of court documents from Chicago and
interviewed two dozen people with experience at Guantánamo and in the
Chicago criminal-justice system. The results of its investigation
suggests a continuum between Guantánamo interrogation rooms and Chicago
police precincts. Zuley’s detective work, particularly when visited on
Chicago’s minority communities, contains a dark foreshadowing of the
United States’ post-9/11 descent into torture.
Allegations stemming from interviews and court documents, concerning
five Chicago suspects, suggest Zuley and his colleagues shackled
suspects to walls for extended periods, threatened their family members,
and perhaps even planted evidence on them. The point was to yield
confessions, even while ignoring potentially exculpatory evidence.