Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Off-duty cop knocked out while intervening in Wrigleyville disturbance; "You can’t help him. He’s the police!"


An off-duty police officer who intervened in a disturbance is hospitalized this morning after being knocked unconscious by an offender who then went through his pockets as he lay on the corner of Clark and Addison early this morning.

Two people are in custody, but the primary offender remains at large, police said. The entire incident was captured on a Chicago Police Department pod camera at 12:41AM.

CWB Chicago has independently secured a recording of the attack that, incredibly, reveals that one of the people the cop tried to help repeatedly urged her boyfriend to leave the unconscious cop lying on the street:
"He’s the police," the woman says before first responders arrive. "You can’t help him. He’s the police! The police ain’t helping nobody!"
Based on our review of the recording, a disagreement develops on the street between a woman and a man who said that the woman’s boyfriend had “disrespected” him.  The boyfriend arrives on the corner and the situation quickly escalates. Soon, a voice can be heard repeatedly shouting “STOP! Off-duty police!”

About 15-seconds after the off-duty officer arrives, he is blindsided and knocked unconscious by a punch to the head. Video reviewed by CWB Chicago editors shows the intersection of Clark and Addison bustling with traffic at the time of the attack.

The driver of Yellow Taxi cab 4737 sits in his car on Addison staring directly at the commotion. Two other cabs are also seeng driving slowly past the intersection, but their vehicle numbers are not identifiable in the video.

Police detained two offenders in the 3400 block of N. Clark Street shortly after the incident and both were positively identified by witnesses. The main offender who punched the officer and then went through his pockets has not been found.

He is described as a black man wearing a black shirt with white pants and white shoes.

“He’s the police! You can’t help him!”

The recording reviewed by CWB Chicago shows that the girlfriend repeatedly tried to get her boyfriend to leave the scene and abandon the off-duty cop as he lie on the street. Here is a transcript:

Male: [unintelligible]…disrespecting me.

Girlfriend: Stop. Stop. He’s my boyfriend. Stop. Stop.

[Cross-talking]

Boyfriend: WHAT? Hey!

[Traffic noise / Unintelligible talking/yelling]

Boyfriend: What are you doing? Don’t do it! HEY! Watch out!

Girlfriend: Oh! Stop!

[Traffic noise / Unintelligible yelling]

Boyfriend: Oh fuck!

Girlfriend: Get off my man yo! Get off my man!

Boyfriend: Hey! Hey!

Girlfriend; Get off my man! Stop! Stop! 

Officer: Off-duty police! Get off! 

Girlfriend: What the fuck!

Officer: STOP! Off duty police! Get off! Get off! Off duty police!

Boyfriend: Who. Hey, hey. No! Hey Hey! Hey! Whoa whoa whoa.

[Off-duty officer is knocked unconscious]

Boyfriend: Oh my God! [Unintelligible]. I don’t give a fuck. [Horns honking / Unintelligible yelling and talking]

Unknown male 1: Daaaamn! Damn! Knocked the fuck out! Damn! That shit’s ratchet! Daaaamn!

[Cross-talking]

Unknown male 2: He knocked the po-po out.

Boyfriend: Oh! That’s a cop?

Unknown male 2: Yeah. He’s fucking knocked out.

Boyfriend: Hey! You OK? Hey! Hey? Are you OK?

Girlfriend: [Name withheld] Just go!

Unknown male 1: World Star!

Boyfriend: You OK? You OK?

Officer: Can you help me?

[Unintelligible / Traffic]

Girlfriend: That guy’s a fucking cop!

Boyfriend: I know. I know.

[Traffic noise]

Girlfriend: You ain’t helping nobody! Let’s go. He’s the police. You can’t help him. He’s the police! The police ain’t helping nobody!

[Cross-talking]

Girlfriend: Fuck him! He’s drunk! Let’s go! You fucked up right now! Fuck him, he’s the police. You fucked up right now!  Let’s go! Let’s go!

Boyfriend: God damn it! What the fuck is wrong with you?

Girlfriend: What the fuck you want to do for him [name withheld]?

Boyfriend: Help. Stay here until…help arrives! Look! Look at this! Look at this! What the fuck is wrong with you? You know what? You get the fuck out of my life! Fuck you!

Girlfriend: You are evil.

[Cross-talking. Approaching sirens. Police arrive.]

Boyfriend: He came to my aid. There were two guys. One was verbally hitting on my girlfriend and I was like “what are you doing.” One of these guys tried to jump on me and that’s when this guy who got hit got fucking blindsided.

Girlfriend: Let’s go.

Boyfriend: Let me be a good citizen, OK?
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64 comments:

  1. Let's make something clear-- These thugs are not afraid of the police, what makes you think they wouldn't hesitate assaulting and robbing a civilian! Open your eyes folks.

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    1. You mean folks or people?

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    2. If you are going to call someone out for using an incorrect word, at least form a complete sentence when doing so. Next time consider adding "Do" to the beginning of your sentence.

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  2. Thank you kind and brave officer for all you do for this city and my neighborhood. I hope you're okay.

    As for the offenders, those shameful ghetto fucks should rot in hell.

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  3. Nothing to see here. Like the cabs mentioned, just move along. Thanks though CWB.

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  4. The boyfriend would be doing himself a massive favor by telling this chick to take a hike.

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  5. Boyfriend.. You seem to be a very concensus young man who knows right from wrong. Your (hopefully)) ex-girlfriend is a piece of trash. Thank you for staying with the officer.

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  6. Perfect example of what this city is made up of -

    COPS trying to serve and protect. BOYFRIEND who's trying to be the good citizen.

    FUCKER who hit the cop and leaves him for dead

    And GIRLFRIEND who wants to leave the cop who "deserves" what he got.

    THIS is what Chicago has become. ACLU, Rahm, and all the fucking liberals who asked for this YOU are to blame.

    Thank you CWB, please keep sharing the truth.

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    1. I love how this girl thinks its "evil" to try to help a cop who came to their aid. Seriously this is what is so wrong with this city. Boyfriend- I hope you dump her stat!!!

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    2. actually it sounds to me like they were "holding" and the gf was worried about getting busted. hopefully this will keep them from returning to my block.

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  7. Can we sterilize these losers before they breed?

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  8. It really is unbelievable the amount of public crime that goes on between Wrigley, the L and the Halstead bars. We are talking about a 5 plus block distance... with a GIANT POLICE STATION IN THE MIDDLE. We need to lock that focal point down. The Cubs need to kick in major security, those bars need to clean up their act and CPD needs to lock down the five blocks around their own station! Finally, please don't patronize that 7-11. They need to go. Enough is enough.

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    1. The 7-11 is closed.

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  9. Unreal. I hope they have good video and catch his ass then the cook county system will give him a slap on the wrist and he can go back out and attack other people.

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  10. there's so much that's wrong with society displayed right there. Someone tries to do the right thing - gets suckerpunched. Guy who realized someone got hurt helping him wants to do right by that person - gets called evil.

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  11. My kid had a brand new IPhone taken from her hand at the corner. If a cop was there 24 hrs a day they would fill a bus with criminals twice a day.

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  12. I hope the offender didn't take the officers weapon and star.

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  13. "You get the fuck out of my life!" Great call and likely one that'll save him headache and trouble down the road.

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  14. To read this transcript...unbelievable. There was actually a decent person captured on tape? When he tells his girlfriend to f*ck off, that was beautiful.

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  15. If they took his star and ID, he's in hot water with the Police Dept. I pray they did not take his weapon. Even for the off duty, its always best to stand back and call 911.

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    1. dumb ass hes not in trouble at all, he was robbed while knocked out and its all on camera....

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    2. How is he in trouble for being knocked out and robbed? Please professor explain that to us

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  16. We. Are. Doomed.

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  17. My initial reaction: Lose the girlfriend!!!!!! Kid sounds like a descent human being, but his taste in women is clearly lacking.

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  18. The last gasps of a dying city.

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  19. I have respect for the officer. There are still good men out there. I've chased away 3 thugs, in 3 different incidents.

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  20. Better keep your hands up, they don't care if your the police. Hope the officer is well

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  21. first off who says : OFF DUTY POLICE? U just say: POLICE, that fact that he said he was OFF DUTY is why the offender was probably more aggressive......Anyone that attacks a OFFICER needs to be put down like a rabbit dog !!!!

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    1. *rabid dog. . .

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    2. My thinking EXACTLY!!

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  22. How did this happen are there not officers working the entertainment team on Clark street?
    Clark and Addison? That is right there. And how about the Cubs detail, were they still out or let go after the game? This district is up for grabs.

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  23. What can I say folks. We (a family of 4) lived just blocks from Wrigley for 10 years - in a lovely gray stone that we rehabbed. I used to visit Jackie's for the occasional game or the Irish Oak (the older version). Once I noticed that it wasn't safe to walk home at night (I'm 6'3" and 220 and an Army vet), and the kids were getting bigger, it was time for us to move. We sold last year and moved to Lake Forest. Haven't regretted it one bit. In fact, should have done it earlier.

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  24. It's time to start going after the parents of these shitbags. You can't just create violence and not expect to have it swing back and smack you in your fat ugly face(s). That time is coming.

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  25. This is the worst thing i've ever read on CWB. who birthed these worthless (and i actually mean "worthless" by its purest definition, not as a casual insult) nothings? Thanks again to the police who take on the noble job of holding this city together.... without you, none of us stay here and Chicago becomes a sub-Detroit.

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  26. Wishing a speedy recovery and to the officer!

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  27. Yoo Hoo! Tunney? Are you listening?????????????

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    1. so much for "security"---gonna have to double-up to make it through the summer without an actual murder

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  28. Hoping the officer recovers quickly. The hate in the transcript is reflected in the comments

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  29. The boyfriend started the fight. I saw the events unfold from the start. The boyfriend was pissed while he was exiting sluggers sports bar and heard him over say don't fuck with me right now I'm not in the mood. Then the when he and his girlfriend got to Clark and Addison they could have simply kept on walking none of this would have happened. The boyfriend approached the suspect and initiated first contact. The boyfriend got body slammed and a bloodied nose and an off duty cop try to intervine and he got clocked. And it seemed to me the suspect wasn't talking to the boyfriend at all nor saying anything offending. All those previous comments about who the thugs are have it backwards. This is not the first time ive seen a drunk jealous white dude get his ass kicked when he could have just kept walking.

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    1. And yet you refused to assist the knocked out PO or stay and give a witness statement? You sir are also part of the problem

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    2. Justin Simon. So, you're saying you followed these 'people' from the bar to Clark and Addison. You're also saying, you watched as the off-duty officer was knocked unconscious.
      By chance, were you one of the taxi drivers?

      Since you 'allegedly' witnessed this crime, the right thing to do is contact police, explain what you saw.
      BTW, did you call 911 while watching the assault?

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    3. Try to assist? Part of the problem? The boyfriend was the problem and he was getting his butt kicked. He thought he was a big tough guy and got his nose busted. You hear the girlfriend say that he was already mangled and to get out of there, which is what he should have done in the first place. The off duty cop should have stayed off duty too.

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    4. WHAT? WHY? are u the perp???

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  30. Clearly the officer had good intentions, however he didn't use common sense. If he wanted to intervene he could have called 911. Or he could have asked some of the bouncers from the bars for help. Trying to breakup a fight by yourself without backup or a radio is a losing proposition. I would have suspected this animosity toward the police in the west or southside because in my 27 years as a Chicago police officer I've experienced it. But not in Wrigleyville. Worked there also a s Detective and whether people are white, black,Asian gay or straight they appreciated the police. Apparently this is the new normal. Ok, citizens get the police dept. that they want that is mob rules, the city is out of control. The police continue to pull back and the streets are controlled by thugs. At some point people will have had enough and kick out the current politicians and back those that want to return law and order to Chicago. What a sad state of events.

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  31. The police officer had good intentions but didn't understand the environment. He could have either called 911 or asked the bouncers for help. To try and intervene without backup or a radio is foolish. What a change of attitudes, I would expected this on the west & southside where the police-haters have lived for longer than my 27 yrs. on the force but not in Wrigleyville. My last 11 years I worked as a Detective in that area and whether people were; white black, Hispanic Asian straight or gay they appreciated & helped law enforcement. But now in this environment of corrupt politicians, the Tribune that has become a tool for the trial lawyers that sue the city & police, court system that doesn't punish offenders we now have mob rules and might makes right. Chicago has become the violence capital of the US. What to do? At some point people will get fed up & kick out the ruling class & demand that Chicago returns to law & order. They'll elect politicians that promise to clean up this cesspool and the Rahm's,Perwinkles,Madigans,Cullerton's and their ilk will be gone or in jail. Once that happens given the backing of citizens & pro-law enforcement politicians & press the city will return to it's fabulous past. Until then violence will continue to infect the city & the evil cabal will continue to suck out every last tax dollar from the sheeple.

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    1. the corner of clark and addison should be the safest place in the city after a night game. unless the alderman is lying about all the extra security, which i assume this gentleman was a part of (and hoping not one of my friends) u ok timmay?

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  32. Read Justin's comment all fellow officers. Read the girlfriend, read what offenders yelling popo knocked out and world star, remember that you are hated. Not by all but by enough to make it not worth it. You see people fighting, who knows what for. Yes busting, I'm sure it was a 1-on-1 fight and the offender did nothing wrong. The guy that shows a heart, trying to help a sucker-punched officer, he must've started it all.

    This is why I never go to wrigley and I avoid certain crowds. Hope the off-duty recovers. Glad you weren't shot with your own weapon.

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  33. So if one guy cold-cocked the cop and rifled through his pockets what are two other people charged with?

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  34. really helps the cubs cause, not

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  35. The politicians currently in office only care about how much money they can pocket.
    Don't expect anything to change as long as they can stuff their pockets.
    Other than putting them in prison (where are the Feds?) they aren't going anywhere.

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  36. Doesn't Rahm or the city have the right to temporarily shut down bars where violence has occurred? I know the Wrigley bars are big and pay off the right people but would that change if people in the community could gather hundreds of signatures to close down certain bars? And as things have gotten really bad around Wrigley maybe it is time to VOTE WRIGLEY/LAKEVIEW DRY - close all the bars.

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    1. Wrigley will never be dry.

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    2. you're including the biggest bar, right?

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  37. Maybe the first step to reducing the alcohol in Wrigleyville and Lakeview would be to follow Evanston's model where there are no bars/taverns, only restaurants that serve alcohol to people who are buying food at the restaurant.

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    1. Do you really think gang-bangers are getting all drunk in wrigley bars and then attacking people because they got too drunk? REALLY???

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    2. Bereal right. Boyfriend was the tanked. Girlfriend was right, he probably is evil. Dude had an attitude from the get go. She shoyld enjoy this moment and run run run as far away as she can from this mad man.

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    3. 12:25 AM
      If you can't figure out that a huge percentage of the street violence in this area is directly attributable to alcohol consumed in bars.....well, god help you. Drunks are both belligerent and they're good prey, so they attract predictors.
      This isn't rocket science.

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  38. cops should be there to PROTECT bar patrons, just like the cubs promised in '88

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