Sunday, November 12, 2017

Banned From Center On Halsted, Man Returns And Batters 64-Year-Old Employee, Prosecutors Say


A man who has been banned from entering the Center on Halsted due to his behavior was arrested last weekend for violating the ban and attacking an employee at the massive LGBTQ service agency.

22-year-old Brian Henderson of the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood entered the center around 11 a.m. last Sunday and tried to steal an item from the reception counter, police said. He proceeded to push or punch a 64-year-old employee, causing the man to fall to the ground and suffer injuries to his head, right forearm, and face, according to police.

Police arrived and took Henderson into custody. The victim was treated at Thorek Hospital.

Henderson was charged with battery and criminal trespassing before being released on a $1,500 recognizance bond.

Henderson reportedly returned to the Center on Halsted again Thursday evening, but it was not immediately clear if police arrived in time to arrest him.

All in all, it looks like the Center on Halsted has had a change of heart about whether or not they want to co-operate with the police.

Last March, officers who pursued a theft suspect into the service center were told that they would need to get a warrant if they wanted to access the property.

One year ago, CWBChicago reported that center leadership had flat-out lied at community meetings when they said center representatives regularly appear in court when the agency or its employees fall victim to crime.

In fact, the center only appeared for one out of twenty-six court cases since 2013.

After an “intervention” by local police leadership and Alderman Tom Tunney, the center agreed to show up in court.

Records show that center representatives have shown up for five out of seven cases between November 2016 and August. The agency no-showed for Donovan Mylander in its most recent case.

We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop on the Henderson story.

COH Court Tracker

Here's a look at how the Center on Halsted has been doing since it promised local leaders that representatives would appear in court when the agency or its employees fall victim to crime. All information is based on Cook County Criminal Court records.
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13 comments:

  1. hahaa, 1500 bail and out, how does that feel COH? its what you have been doing to the neighborhood or years.

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  2. Sad way to live around there. I guess it's better and more exciting than Kankakee, Shchompton, Lansing or Kalamazoo Michigan and even Iowa though (where most of the "neighborhood" income generates from). Enjoy....and carry on!

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    1. Another comment from "The Riddler." No one ever has any idea what he is talking about. His mind works in twisted metaphors which he insists on sharing. He never remembers to take his meds. He is the guy you sit next to at a bar and then want to slash your own wrists for doing it.

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  3. As Tiko enjoys his 6 figure salary...

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  4. Reap what you sow.

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  5. COH: like a magnet; attracting the uncivilized with support from the unknowing and later victims.

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  6. With the Court Outcome with a high of 30 days and a low of 2 days I wouldn't bother to show up either. Battery 2 days, that will teach they a lesson but what is the lesson being taught? Criminal behavior without consequences = more of the same.

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  7. How is that "restorative justice" bullshit working out for them?

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  8. That dude is 22?! That's what rough living does to ya I guess...

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  9. Both my partner and I sincerely apologize to the Boystown community for contributing to the Center on Halsted's construction. Had we known it would turn into the mess that it has, we wouldn't have given them a dime.

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  10. I permanently ended a long friendship with someone who donated to the Center on Halsted. Only stopping their sources of funding will end their reign of terror.

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  11. Just donated $10 to the tip jar...hope this site doesn't go the way of DNAinfo. I'd love to know what petty item this fool decided to steal.

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    1. Thank you for supporting CWBChicago, William!

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