CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Police Department is investigating claims that several officers engaged in sexual misconduct with migrants living at a West Side police station.
All migrants who were being housed in the 10th District have been relocated and dispersed to various shelters across the city.
Chicago police officers are accused of having sex with migrants with sources saying as many as four officers being involved in the alleged misconduct
CBS 2 sources say a teenage migrant is pregnant due to one of the alleged encounters.
“We’re talking about a minor from another country,” Alderperson Andre Vasquez said. “There might be a language barrier and power dynamics. We are talking about government employees that are in charge with keeping the public safe.”
Vasquez describes the allegations as “horrifying and disgusting” and mentioned CPD and its relations with migrants were already on their radar.
Illinois state attorney is investigating claims that the department was accused of denying hundreds of undocumented immigrants a chance to apply for a special visa designed for crime victims.
The Chicago Police Department would only confirm that an investigation has been opened into the gruesome allegations.
Allegations have led to a similar allegation at a second police station in Chicago.
Sources told CBS 2 previously there are at least four officers involved. No officers have been named yet.
“Anytime you’re investigation an allegation of sexual misconduct, particularly sensitive in nature, involving a potential perpetrator in a position of trust, those are incredibly powerful barriers to people feeling they can trust a system and come forward and share their experiences,” Civilian Office of Police Accountability chief administrator Andrea Kersten said.