The Chicago Police Department made a unilateral decision that they were going to charge him only with a misdemeanor without telling the State's Attorney’s Office," said [Attorney Terry Ekl who represents the alleged victim].You mean cops are subject to same laws as everyone else? Probably only when they are caught on tape carrying out a brutal attack.
But prosecutors took over and filed felony aggravated battery charges.
More charges - like intimidating a witness - may be added later.
He was one of 100 Chicago police officers who had been hired despite having prior drug or alcohol related driving offenses.Chicago's Finest.