Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

National Briefing / Illinois

Probe over police YouTube incident

October 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Chicago Police Department is investigating several of its officers accused of forcing a college student they arrested during last month's G-20 summit in Pittsburgh to pose for a group photo with them.

The department began investigating the Pittsburgh claims after video of the alleged incident was posted on YouTube.

The video apparently shows about 15 police officers in riot gear posing for a photo with a man they had detained kneeling in front of them.

Kyle Kramer, the 21-year-old University of Pittsburgh student allegedly forced to pose with police, was returning to campus from a pizza parlor when he was detained by police who were rounding up protesters, his attorney Cristopher Hoel said.

The department issued a statement saying the officers were working in Pittsburgh on their own time, but that they were still representing the city of Chicago.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|