Man Who Cursed at Daley Faces 7 Years

Janusz Kopycinski was charged with lobbing an expletive at Daley last year and injuring an officer

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:43 AM CDT
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Man Who Cursed at Daley Faces 7 Years

Janusz Kopycinski cussed out Mayor Daley as he left City Hall for the final time, then ran from police. He was charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer.

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The man who lobbed an expletive at former Mayor Richard M. Daley on his last trip out of city hall last year could go to prison.

Janusz Kopycinski, then 30, was charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer after he yelled "f*** the mayor" at Daley and spit on people May 13, 2011.

Kopycinski took off running, and a police officer ran after him. The officer was grazed by a CTA bus during the chase and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer was later released, and Kopycinski was arrested.

On Wednesday, Kopycinski was convicted of aggravated battery and resisting arrest, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He faces up to seven years in prison.
 

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