Cops: Man Dragged Officer With Pickup Truck

By Susan Rivera
|  Sunday, Apr 10, 2011  |  Updated 11:39 AM CDT
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Cops: Man Dragged Officer With Pickup Truck

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A Chicago man was charged Saturday, after he allegedly dragged a police officer a few feet with his pickup truck on the Far South Side, reports the Chicago Tribune.

“You can’t fight the police,” said Cook County Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. after charging Booker T. Davis, 29, with aggravated battery and criminal trespassing. 

The judge also ordered him held in lieu of $50,000 bond Saturday.  If Davis is released, he’ll have to wear an electronic monitoring device, reports the Tribune.

Davis was arrested Thursday at a gas station in the 100 block of East 95th Street.   According to a police report, the gas station attendant asked him to move his truck because it was blocking the entrance to the car wash.  When Booker refused to move the truck, a Chicago police officer told him he was under arrest and reached into the truck to pull the keys from the ignition.  Davis threw the truck into reverse and dragged the officer 10 feet before stopping the truck, breaking the officer's elbow.

The lawyer representing Davis, Sandra Walters, said her client is a U.S. Army veteran and a medical student.  She also said his version of Thursday’s events is different, but did not offer further details.

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