Sunday, July 03, 2016

Charges dropped against man accused of attacking off-duty cop in Wrigleyville

Charges have been dropped against a man accused of battering an off-duty police officer who intervened in a Wrigleyville street disturbance on June 22. The officer was rendered unconscious in the attack.

Wilson
One count of felony aggravated battery to a police officer against 29-year-old Tremaine Wilson was tossed out with a finding of no probable cause by Cook County Judge Marvin Luckman. The state then dropped a lesser charge of reckless conduct, according to court records.

Officers who arrested Wilson said that cops “positively identified Wilson as an offender”after viewing video from a nearby CPD blue light camera, according to court records.

But Luckman found otherwise during a court hearing late last week.

As CWB Chicago first reported hours after the incident, police already knew that the primary offender who knocked the off-duty officer unconscious escaped arrest on the night of the attack.

The off-duty cop, 28, suffered a concussion, facial injuries, and a cut to his head, according to a source. He joined the police department three years ago after leaving the Marine Corps as a sergeant, the source said.

Holcomb
According to witnesses and audio recorded on a nearby webcam, the off-duty officer intervened when a disturbance between two men and one of the men's girlfriend escalated on the southeast corner of Clark and Addison.

20-year-old Taquisha Holcomb is still charged with battery and cannabis possession. She was positively identified by the man and his girlfriend as the person who punched the girlfriend in the face and body during the altercation, according to a police report. Officers say they found 10 small bags of suspected marijuana in her bra during a custodial search.

The girlfriend is a 25-year-old Oak Park resident, according to a source. Her boyfriend, 37, lives in Rogers Park.
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