Man left in DEA cell says lights were turned off

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

6 PHOTOS
Daniel Chong
See Gallery
Man left in DEA cell says lights were turned off
Attorney Gene Iredale, left, talk about the need for the Office of the Inspector General to release in full its findings regarding the incarceration of Daniel Chong, center, when he was held by the Drug Enforcement Administration for five days without food and water at a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. Chong is flanked by ACLU policy director Margaret Dooley-Sammuli. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Attorney Gene Iredale, left, talk about the need for the Office of the Inspector General to release in full its findings regarding the incarceration of Daniel Chong, center, when he was held by the Drug Enforcement Administration for five days without food and water at a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. Chong is flanked by ACLU policy director Margaret Dooley-Sammuli. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Student Daniel Chong talks about his ordeal while in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration when he was forgotten and left without food and water for five days at a news conference, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Student Daniel Chong talks about his ordeal while in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration when he was forgotten and left without food and water for five days at a news conference, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. Chong is flanked by ACLU policy director Margaret Dooley-Sammuli. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Attorney Gene Iredale, left, holds up a summary of the report by the Office of the Inspector General regarding the incarceration of Daniel Chong, right, when he was held by the Drug Enforcement Administration for five days without food and water at a news conference Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego college student who was locked and handcuffed in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cell for five days without food or water says he exchanged words with a man through his cell door just before a light was turned off.

Daniel Chong told reporters Thursday that he doesn't remember what was said before the lights went out in his windowless cell. He believes the encounter occurred on his third day in captivity.

The U.S. Justice Department inspector general says four DEA employees saw or heard Chong during his April 2012 incarceration.

A summary of the investigation, released Tuesday, doesn't indicate when the employees encountered Chong or what they heard or saw.

Chong and his attorneys are calling for the release of the full report.

Read Full Story

People are Reading