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Off-Duty Chicago Sergeant Beaten, Robbed

November 03, 2014  | 

A south suburban man was released Sunday after turning himself in to police the day before in connection with the beating and robbing of an off-duty Chicago police sergeant in the Loop on Thursday, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Brian Williams, 21, of Hazel Crest, was one of four people who were held in connection with the incident, according to a law enforcement source. Williams was released from Area Central detectives headquarters about 2 p.m. Sunday, said his attorney, Max Solomon.

The altercation with the off-duty sergeant occurred at 3 p.m. Thursday in a downtown parking garage. Chicago police said the sergeant, who was wearing civilian clothes, and two other men were exiting the elevator on the 12th floor of the garage and walking toward their car when Williams and at least five other people confronted him.

Police reported several members of the group hit the sergeant and knocked him to the ground. When the sergeant's colleagues intervened, the attackers fled in a Buick Rendezvous after taking the sergeant's gun, police said.

The sergeant was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, suffering facial fractures, a concussion and bleeding in his brain, police said.

Before surrendering to police Saturday afternoon, Williams said the sergeant instigated the fight by using a racial slur, and that his friend was the only one who attacked the officer.

Comments (6)

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Bill @ 11/3/2014 1:37 PM

Using a racial slur is not grounds for initiating a physical confrontation. Charge this socially inept fool with attempted murder of a peace officer, and his friends with accessory.

kevCopAz @ 11/3/2014 4:59 PM

IF the Cop did use a racial slur (bet he didn't) does this justify what happened? Absolutely not, but Im sure the race baiters will put the victim cop on trial for being a racist. Can you only imagine if the Cop had beaten the poor minority after that minority used a racial slur against the officer???? This would of course never happen. I noticed that the article did not say the race of the Sgt. since that does not ever matter since this could never be racially motivated when a minority is the suspect. SO MUCH BS!

TERRY @ 11/3/2014 10:09 PM

Well did they charge the four men who aggravated assaulted the officer. I hope so and not just clap them on the wrist. Put them all in with bubba and see how they like the treatment.

SFShep @ 11/3/2014 10:39 PM

Of course the perp said the officer used a racial slur. It's the classic cop-out for any minority who's caught dead-to-rights. Guy beats up a cop, gets caught, "well he used a racial slur! So I'M the REAL victim!" Cop shoots an armed thug, "well he was hurling racial epithets at me as he was shooting! So it was HIS fault!" And you know what? It really works to distract everyone from the real issue! Hopefully here the triers of fact won't be swayed. It really doesn't matter what was said. Just what was done.

TheRookie @ 11/4/2014 12:27 AM

That's Obumbler's Chicago. The one he doesn't give squat about. Always playing the race card today which is getting real real old. Time to make a example out of this scab & give him the maximum time allowed.

Dan @ 11/4/2014 12:52 PM

You guys notice this suspect is white, right? Don't be so quick to hate on minorities. Just because this guy is a cop doesn't mean he didn't use a racial slur. It certainly doesn't justify such a savage assault. Especially an unfair fight, 5 on 1. That being sad, I believe in the freedom of speech but I also believe your mouth shouldn't write checks your ass can't cash.

rookie, what does Obama have to do with any of it?

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