Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect who was in custody

Leslie Hanson
March 21, 2018

Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was arrested Monday after police completed an internal investigation of the allegations, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday.

At the hospital, the victim, whose age was not given, was placed under guard while he underwent observation, the Chicago Tribune reported.

When the other officer left to eat, Calhoun allegedly began to massage the man's bare foot, which was shackled to the bed.

Then he allegedly grabbed the restrained man's genitals, pulled out his phone and snapped a picture, Assistant State's Attorney Ahmed Kosoko said, according to the Chicago Tribune.


After Calhoun left, the victim informed hospital staff.

Calhoun was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a male suspect who was in custody at a hospital on February 3.

The family of a man shot to death by a Chicago Police officer late previous year are suing the Chicago Police for alleged wrongful death. Once inside, Calhoun sexually assaulted the man despite his pleas to stop and took another photo of his genitals, Kosoko said. The complaint alleges Cathery never presented a firearm, yet a firearm was purportedly discovered lying near him, after the officer who fired the shots obscured his body camera and turned off his audio recorder. While on the job in November, the respected officer also helped talk down a knife-wielding suspect and arranged the safe return of the man's daughter, attorney Tammy Wendt said.

Carlyle Calhoun, a 10-year veteran of the department, was charged Tuesday with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct. The department will move to suspend him without pay now that he has been criminally charged, he said.

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