The Chicago Police Department has acknowledged an investigation into an allegation that 10th District officers had sex with migrants housed at the police station.
A statement from the CPD’s Deputy Director of Press Affairs and Communications, Tom Ahern, said the Office of Internal Affairs and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability were investigating the allegations.
The 10th District, often referred to as the “Ogden District”, is located in the west side of the city, with district officers covering the Little Village and Lawndale neighborhoods.
The health and safety of migrants in Chicago has been a top priority for the City Council and Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration, with millions of dollars in funding for the migrant crisis before the City Council earlier this year.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the city’s 22 police stations have been used as temporary shelters for migrants who have recently arrived in the city.
There is currently no further information available.
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