Inmates Brawl on Bus to Cook County Jail

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013  |  Updated 7:28 PM CDT
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Surveillance Video: Officer Strikes Inmate

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An inmate was injured after a brawl broke out on a bus transporting several Cook County inmates from the Markham Courthouse Wednesday night.

Police said 10 inmates were involved in the fight, which broke out around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Ben Breit.

One inmate sustained injuries in the fight, but did not need to be treated at a hospital, officials said.

The Chicago Police Department responded to the scene and escorted the bus back to the jail at 27th Street and California Avenue.
 

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