Two of the arrested suspects are 15 years outdated, police stated. The others are 13 and 14 years outdated.
Three of the suspects face fees of aggravated battery, and one faces a cost of mob motion, police stated.
The woman who seems within the video had been reported lacking on July 18, Lt. Ozzie Valdez advised reporters Thursday. On the time she was reported lacking, police had been unaware of the viral video, which was posted to Twitter on Monday.
Police stated that group activists first drew their consideration to the 42-second video.
The video exhibits a number of ladies beating one other woman in an alley. At one level it seems a boy steps into the group attacking the woman. As the ladies proceed to hit her, the woman screams. She finally falls to the bottom.
The video had greater than 6 million views as of Thursday afternoon.
Across the time they realized of the video, police additionally obtained an image of the sufferer, Valdez stated, and commenced canvassing areas she was recognized to frequent.
He credited a “vigilant citizen” with discovering the sufferer on a subway prepare on Tuesday. She was reunited along with her father and brought to an area hospital. CNN isn’t figuring out the woman as a result of she is a minor.
The Illinois Division of Youngster and Household Providers is “investigating allegations of neglect involving the 15-year-old with particular wants that was brutally attacked this week,” Chief of Communications Jassen Strokosch stated in a press release Thursday.
“DCFS opened the investigation following a hotline name on July 23 and took protecting custody of the 15-year-old on July 24,” the assertion stated. “The division has had prior contact with the household.”
Sufferer believed she was amongst mates, police say
“Of their interviews, the detectives realized that the sufferer met a number of juveniles, who she thought had been her mates,” Valdez stated. “These ladies then taught her learn how to flash gang indicators, and as this was occurring, a beating started, which was captured on video.”
Police consider extra individuals are concerned than three who at the moment face fees, resembling the one who filmed the video of the beating and others who seem to encourage it, Valdez stated.
The investigation stays ongoing, he added.
The woman was in excessive spirits Wednesday and is along with her father, Harris stated.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson condemned the assault in sturdy phrases, characterizing the assault as an affront to the town of Chicago.
“Hate, bullying and bigotry are cancers of our society,” Johnson stated, “that do nothing however break and divide us.”
CNN’s Ryan Younger, Brad Parks, Steve Almasy and Alta Spells contributed to this report.