Police say torture of disabled man was posted on social media

Updated 1/5/2017 8:50 AM

Chicago police are questioning four black people suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man on videotape while someone yelled expletives about President-elect Donald Trump and white people, a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

"The video is reprehensible," said Anthony Guglielmi, the police spokesman.


In a news release late Wednesday, Streamwood police identified the victim as an 18-year-old man from Crystal Lake.

Streamwood police said the victim's parents had reported him missing Monday night. They had dropped him off at the McDonald's at Schaumburg and Barrington roads on Saturday evening but had not heard from him since.

The parents later began receiving text messages from people claiming to be holding their son captive, Streamwood police said.

While Streamwood police were investigating the text messages, they discovered video of the victim being abused, authorities said.

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