(CBS) — Three people claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that they were abused by Chicago Police officers at the department’s Homan Square facility on the West Side, and then illegally jailed for more than a year.
Atheris Mann, Jessie Patrick and Deanda Wilson were “physically and psychologically abused” for about a day at the site near the intersection of Homan and Fillmore, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.READ MORE: Three Men Shot In Robbery Attempt Outside Garfield Red Line Station
“They strip-searched them,” attorney Flint Taylor told CBS 2. “They took them to dark rooms and handcuffed them to the walls. They did not permit them to go to the bathroom or eat or drink.”
Mann, Patrick and Wilson were arrested without probable cause the morning of Oct. 21, 2013, in connection with a drug investigation and taken to Homan Square, the suit claims.
Detectives used insult, threats and racial slurs while interrogating the three—who are black—for hours on end about the location of illegal guns and neighborhood drug sales, which the plaintiffs didn’t know anything about, the suit alleges.