Chicago officials release video of inmate dragged by wrists

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2015 3:13 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials said the treatment of a detainee in police custody is under investigation as they released video showing an officer dragging the man through a hallway.

The city late Monday released the footage showing officers' interactions with 38-year-old Philip Coleman, who was taken into custody after allegedly attacking his mother in 2012. Officials have said Coleman died later at a hospital following a reaction to an antipsychotic drug.

The video shows six officers entering Coleman's cell. One uses a stun gun. An officer then drags Coleman out by his handcuffed wrists.

A police review board previously found the officers' actions justified. But the interim police superintendent said Monday the matter is under investigation.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he didn't consider the case closed.

The video comes amid intense scrutiny of the department since the release of another video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager.