Patassa Johnson, a medical assistant, was driving home from work in Chicago when she encountered CPD officer Sgt. George Granias. Johnson was allegedly beaten at a Cook County jail which led to a cash settlement, but it’s come forth that Granias is the owner of websites with racist implications.
“She was beat up at the police station by a Chicago police sergeant because she was a vocal black woman,” says Brendan Shiller, Johnson’s attorney.
Perhaps more disturbing, Shiller’s legal team uncovered websites with racist names owned by Granias.
They have domain names that begin with the N-word – for example, “(N-word)guns.”
“His hobby is apparently buying names of racist websites,” the attorney says.
The city won’t confirm Granias owned the websites, but Shiller says this: “I can tell you this, there’s been no denial that these websites were owned by the sergeant.”
That discovery, Shiller says, led City Hall to settle the case for $185,000.
Granias is still employed by the department as an investigation into the racist websites are underway.