A 32-year-old Chicago woman filed a federal lawsuit last week accusing local police officers of committing a hate crime by spewing out racially charged comments while raiding her tanning salon last year.
Filmed by a security camera during a Chicago Police vice raid at the Copper Tan and Spa last summer, the video shows a Chicago police officer hit a handcuffed, kneeling woman in the head. The footage also contains audio of another Chicago cop screaming at 32-year-old Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek and refusing to believe her when she tells him she is a U.S. citizen.
“You’re not f*cking American,” one officer can be heard yelling. “I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the f*ck you came from.”
“I’m a citizen, OK?” Klyzek says.
“No you’re not,” he responds. “No, you’re not a citizen. No, you’re not! No, you’re not! You’re here on our borrowed time. So mind your f*cking business before I shut this whole f*cking place down. And I’ll take this place and then whoever owns it will f*cking kill you because they don’t care about you, OK? I’ll take this building. You’ll be dead and your family will be dead.”
At one point, an officer can be heard asking to use his Taser on the 110 pound, 5-foot-2 Klyzek — a naturalized U.S. citizen who emigrated from China.
“Can I just Tase her? F*ck it. I can Tase her 10 f*cking times.”
Klyzek, admittedly an uncooperative arrestee, was subsequently charged with aggravated battery for allegedly scratching and biting the officers who arrested her. The charges were eventually thrown out but now it’s Klyzek’s time to shine. Klyzek sued the cops and the city, accusing the officers of a hate crime, excessive force and attempting a cover-up by framing her. Results are pending… but judge for yourself:
According to a police report, the initial raid was prompted when an undercover officer was allegedly offered a sex act by a masseuse in a back room. Well, after the incident I’m pretty sure the salon won’t be offering cops sexual pleasures anymore – so problem solved! Good work Chicago PD!