• Chicago Police February 6, 2020 12:59 pm

    Man Body-Slammed By Police Sues Chicago, Officer

    A 29-year-old man who was knocked unconscious when a Chicago police officer body slammed him onto a street curb sued the city and the officer on Thursday, saying the officer should have known the maneuver was dangerous because he is trained in martial arts. The officer detained Bernard Kersh at a South Side bus stop on Thanksgiving for drinking alcohol…

  • Chicago Police Department December 6, 2019 11:59 pm

    Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Out of Jail

    The man who was body slammed by a Chicago police officer during his arrest in late November walked out of jail Friday evening alongside his mother and Rev. Jesse Jackson after posting bond.  Bernard Kersh, 29, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery, one count of resisting police, and one count of simple assault after the confrontation with…

  • Chicago Police November 29, 2019 8:33 am

    Video Shows Police Body Slam Man Accused of Spitting On Cop

    A man was hospitalized after being slammed to the ground by police Thursday in Chatham when he allegedly spit on an officer while being detained for drinking alcohol in public. NBC 5’s Patrick Fazio reports.

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