3 indicted for attempted murder and assault of an Illinois police officer during traffic stop
July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A routine traffic stop in a Chicago suburb turned violent after a driver and two passengers allegedly assaulted the police officer by beating and strangling him.
(CNN)A routine traffic stop in a Chicago suburb turned violent after a driver and two passengers allegedly assaulted the police officer by beating and strangling him.
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the officer, identified in court indictment records obtained by CNN as Joaquin Miranda, was treated after the June 21 incident, released from the hospital, and is back on duty during a news conference.
Kane County State's Attorney Jamie Mosser showed police dash camera footage appearing to show a vehicle rolling through an intersection, which police said failed to adhere to a stop sign, followed by the officer initiating the traffic stop.
The dash camera video shows the officer attempting to arrest the driver, and, after the suspect flees beyond view of the camera, the system's audio captures a lengthy police foot pursuit.
Authorities said in a post on the police department's Facebook page that one of the passengers chased the officer as he attempted to catch the driver, which caused the officer to turn and attempt to arrest her for obstruction, but he was unsuccessful in getting her under his control.
She is repeatedly heard on the dash camera audio yelling, "Get off of me. " Authorities said in the Facebook post that both women began striking and kicking the officer, who was allegedly beaten and strangled during the encounter.