They hit her. They yell racial abuse at her. And it’s all on camera.
Chicago police officers are facing a lawsuit, filed in federal court last week, over allegations that they verbally and physically abused a woman during a massage parlor raid in the Windy City’s West Side last year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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The woman, 32-year-old Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek, is a mere 110 pounds and stands only five feet, two inches.
Her diminutive size didn’t seem to stop police officers from taking a violent approach to restraining her, as security camera footage shows.
“Can I just Tase her?” an officer can be heard ask at one point. “F*** it. I can Tase her 10 f****** times.”
“You’re not f*****g American!” yells another officer, before threatening, “I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the f*** you came from.”
Klyzek emigrated to the United States from China, has been married to a U.S. citizen since 2005 and is a naturalized citizen herself, according to the Sun-Times.
The officer also threatens to shut down the massage parlor, saying the parlor’s owner “will f****** kill you . . . You’ll be dead, and your family will be dead.”
The incident was apparently set off last July when a masseuse at the parlor, Copper Tan and Spa in west Chicago, offered an undercover officer a sex act, prompting officers to conduct a full-on raid.
That masseuse, Jihua Zhang, eventually pled guilty to a misdemeanor.
There seems to be no evidence that Klyzek was connected to the sex solicitation, though she does initially visibly struggle with the plainclothes police officers as they march into the salon.
The lawsuit alleges that Gerald Di Pasquale is the officer who shouted the abusive remarks about the UPS box, while Frank Messina is allegedly the officer who slapped her upside the head — after she was already in handcuffs.
Klyzek’s lawsuit comes after she faced two suits from the police department, in which the cops claimed she had attacked them.
Both of those lawsuits were thrown out, the second time after prosecutors saw the security camera footage.
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