|McDonald (Chicago Police Dept)|
The officers say they repeatedly tried to convince Jonathan McDonald, 29, to pay his fare but McDonald “continued to berate the [cabbie] with racial slurs” in the officers’ presence.
Convinced that McDonald would not pay up, the officers arrested him for theft. And that’s when McDonald shared some thoughts with the officers, according to his arrest report.
McDonald “freely stated…he is ‘high society born’ and should be let go. Furthermore, [McDonald] related that he is loaded with money and his father will kick [the arresting officer’s] ass because [the officer] is a faggot and came from nigger money unlike him,” police said in their report.
McDonald is free on $1,500 bond.
|Salerno (Chicago Police Dept)|
Prosecutors say 41-year-old Salerno picked up a sign belonging to Town Hall Pub and hurled it at a passing vehicle on Halsted Street around 9:45PM last Sunday.
An officer led Salerno’s girlfriend away from the scene as he was arrested, but not before Salerno was able to spit on the officer, whom he referred to as a “fucking nigger,” according to a police report.
The report lists numerous witnesses, including an entire Chicago Fire Department engine company.
Salerno is charged with battery and criminal damage to property.
The officer who was spit upon is a 25-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, according to a source.