13:58 2 December
Man charged after the release of a controversial video.
Man charged after the release of a contr Chicago
Chicago, United States Of America
A 29-year old has been charged with multiple counts after the release of a controversial video. The video showed the man getting body-slammed by a police officer of Chicago. The man is accused of various counts, including aggravated battery to a police officer. The accused is a resident of South Chicago and goes by the name of Bernard Kersh. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the video very disturbing. The footage showed Kersh getting slammed to the ground by an officer of the police. The incident occurred on Thursday at 700 blocks of East 79th Street in the Chatham neighborhood at around 4 in the evening. The police stopped the man for drinking alcohol in public. The officials of police said that the man had spit on them and had threatened one of the police officers. The police have charged Kersh with charges of felony, resisting an officer, simple assault, and drinking alcohol in public. He was treated at the Chicago medical center after the event. He was released into police custody and was expected to appear in bond court on Saturday. The accused police officer was released from his powers. An investigation is pending against him by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.