2017 Chicago torture incident – Wikipedia

The hate crime designation was dropped November 12, 2017.


Four suspects, all African-American, were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and hate crime. Two were 18-year-old males, Jordan Hill and Tesfaye Cooper, and one was Brittany Covington, an 18-year-old female and her sister Tanishia Covington, a 24-year-old female.[3][7][8]

On February 10, 2017, all four suspects pleaded not guilty at their arraignment.[9] On May 16, 2017, a judge set bail for the four individuals: $900,000 for Hill; $800,000 for Cooper; $500,000 for Brittany Covington; and $200,000 for Tanishia Covington.[10] None of the four defendants were able to post bail.[11]As of 12 November 2017, the four suspects’ charges were reported by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office not to be hate crimes but aggravated kidnapping and ransom instead.[12][13][14][15]

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