In a video released yesterday by James Hawthorne on Facebook, police tow a vehicle with deceased bodies inside. The incident occurred in Humboldt Park Chicago.
It is currently unknown whether police were involved in the deaths. Regardless, it is safe to assume that towing a vehicle containing dead bodies does not coincide with police procedure; nor common ethics. “They just towed this car with the body hanging out the window and dragged it down the street, and now they’re out here provoking the family, laughing and shit”, said Hawthorne. At about 20 seconds into the video, an altercation occurs between a bystander and an officer, in which the officer pulls out his baton in a threatening manner.
This type of behavior from police does not correlate with “working with the community” as much of their public relations suggests. Incidents such as these reveal quite the opposite; lack of respect and concern for human lives, and/or the community in which these officers are working.
More on this story as it unfolds.
UPDATE: Josh also was on top of this story and has produced this write up on the matters with eyewitness accounts and a statement from the man who took the video. CLICK HERE.