Chicago officer on desk duty over stomping arrest video


CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been placed on desk duty after a video emerged that appears to show him kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest.

The video posted online shows the suspect on the ground with an officer on top of him. A second officer then approaches and stomps on the suspect’s head.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the suspect was arrested after officers chased him and found three bags of heroin on him Monday afternoon.

Guglielmi says Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has since removed the officer’s power of arrest.

The Fraternal Order of Police says it disagrees with Johnson’s decision to strip powers before the Independent Police Review Authority has completed its investigation into the incident. IPRA is the agency that investigates police misconduct.

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Information from: WMAQ-TV.