Outrageous 'F*** Donald Trump! F*** White People!': Man Tied Up, Tortured on Facebook Live
The four suspects from the 28-minute Facebook Live torture video of a special-needs man have been charged, according to Chicago police.
Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington have each been charged with hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington also face charges of residential burglary. Hill also faces charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
The suspects are set to appear in court on Friday.
Police said the victim was found wandering the streets in distress and is now recovering from his injuries.
(WARNING: Videos contain disturbing content)
Chicago police have four people in custody after a Facebook Live video appeared to show a special-needs man being tied up and tortured, according to reports.
The disturbing video shows the man being repeatedly kicked, punched and threatened with a knife by a group of at least four people.
During the assault, the suspects can be heard yelling, "F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!"
Fox 32 released an edited version of the attack:
The Chicago Police Department said the four people in custody are expected to be charged in the coming days.
The department also issued a statement:
While on patrol Officers observed a disoriented male walking 3400 W. Lexington on January 3, 2017 who was then transported to an area hospital for treatment. At 5:26 p.m. officers then responded to a battery at a residence on the 3300 block of W. Lexington where they discovered signs of a struggle and damage to the property and (were) able to link this evidence to the disoriented male. Officers later became aware of a social media video depicting a batter of an adult male which is believed to be the same individual. At this point CPD believes the video is credible and detectives are questioning persons of interest in the case. The victim, whom CPD believes is from a neighboring suburb, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.
The victim was reportedly treated at a hospital for his injuries and released.
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CPD press conference regarding disturbing live social media video depicting a battery ; victim was tied up https://t.co/jDrjfz4sJV
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 5, 2017