Chicago Police Sgt. who allegedly beat handcuffed black woman had "hoarded" racist web sites for years
Says new report
July 14, 2017
Screenshot from CBS Chicago TV station report about Chicago Police Sgt. George Granias, a man at the center of a recently settled police brutality lawsuit. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(NATIONAL) -- The Daily Beast story starts out this way: "Before he was accused of beating a handcuffed African-American woman, a Chicago Police sergeant registered a racist URL: n**gadown.com. George Granias, a sergeant at the heart of a recently settled police brutality lawsuit, purchased at least two websites with racial slurs in their titles, his alleged victim’s lawyer says."
The Beast report says the domain names include URLs like n**gaguns.com, the victim's lawyers first told the CBS News TV station in Chicago .
Then a probe by reporters for the Daily Beast turned up, according to the Beast story, "A series of other domains registered to Granias’ name and address, including “murdertech.com,” “necroarmy.com,” and in a jab to Illinois’ former governor, “patquinnsucks.com”.
The report says that in the Winter of 2013, Granias registered n**gadown.com, internet records show and then three months later, police arrested Patasa Johnson, a Chicago woman, at a traffic stop.
From the Beast story:
"Johnson’s arresting officer accused her of driving drunk, a charge she denied, and which was later dropped.
The officer cuffed her in the back of a squad car and drove her to a police station, where “Granias grabbed [Johnson] from the back of the car,” and roughly escorted her into the station, according to a lawsuit Johnson filed against the city in 2015. “Inside the station, Defendant Granias beat [Johnson] while [Johnson] was in hand-cuffs.”
Johnson required medical treatment for her injuries, and later reached a settlement agreement with the city, according to Johnson’s lawyer. The city is expected to shell out a $185,000 settlement, the details of which are still being finalized.
But while researching Granias in preparation for Johnson’s suit, Johnson’s legal team discovered his website n**gadown.com....Granias owns a number of other domain names, The Daily Beast has learned. Among them are “n**gaguns.com,” a handful of violently named sites like “murdertech.com” and “deathcomescalling.com,” and a series of vaguely pornographic names like “supremegirl.com,” “naomiscarlet.com,” and “conditionaldating.com”...the domains were listed under Granias’ name and address."
Read the full story here .